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You remember when MACK was the Premiere name in the garbage truck industry? No one I mean no one could compete with MACK. They were the cream of the crop! What happened?? Nowadays they aren’t as reliable.. Is it their fault? Have they lost their touch?

NO! Here’s Why

MACK Garbage Trucks are changing as technology and emission standards change. CNG has caused several manufacturers to change the way they build their trucks. This has affected everyone in the industry and not one company is being singled out. We at RDK bring news to everyone who wishes to read about the good, the bad, and the ugly. The MACK garbage trucks have experienced a set back from their original reliability but they are in no way losing their MOJO. They have quality built trucks but because of the new sensors, temperature issues, and storing of CNG, many of the mack garbage trucks have gone a [...]

The Problem with buying NEW is you are going to pay a ton for a truck that will be in the shop within the next three months. The newer trucks are experiencing problems ever since the switch to CNG. The technology and fuel source are not to the level they need to be at in order to pay such a substantial amount for. USED Trucks are less costly and you get more BANG for your BUCK.


Before the emissions changed in 2008, Pre-Emission did not even exist. The used refuse trucks were just that, used. No one was interested in purchasing them unless they did not have the money for a new one. There was no inclination for someone to buy one because there was no emission problems. Pre-Emission now stands for the time before the CNG takeover. Going green has been all the craze in the past decade and we fully support it. [...]

Rolloff truck rental is a big business and for many reasons. A lot of times you need a truck yesterday and buying one just doesn’t make money sense. Maybe it is a temporary account and you are looking for a rolloff truck rental that will give you a few months of solid work and then go bye bye! This article should help you get on the right track.


To Buy a rolloff truck, you are going to want to make sure you have a few accounts lined up for pick up! The last thing you want is a depreciating truck that is sitting on your lot not making you money! These accounts need to have contracts set up where they are in it for the long haul. Short contracts will be better for a rolloff truck rental. The buying portion takes places in a few easier steps. Call the deal, line up the [...]

There is not a specific refuse truck for sale that is perfect for you.. or is there?? YES, there really is. In our industry we have certain “specs” that fit you and your needs. These specs are what is required from you and delivered to us to ensure that you get EXACTLY what you need.


Now most salesman will sell you what they have. They will put on that smile and say whatever it is you want to hear just so they can make the sale and collect their commission. NOT US. We want to make sure you and your business is properly equipped with the right specs for your location and job. For example, having more engine power is key in windy roads that move up and down hills or mountains. Rather than sacrificing money for power, we encourage you to buy bigger if you are in these terrain conditions. Having the right [...]

Are you looking to make some money in the Roll Off Truck industry?? Maybe you are looking to expand your fleet? Should you buy new or used? These questions are very important and we are here to help!


Finding a used roll off truck in PREMIUM condition is becoming difficult these days. The housing market has exploded in the last few years and roll off owners are looking to expand their fleet. Their older used roll off trucks are becoming worn and abused. People are hot loading the cans on and we are seeing a substantial amount of damage from northern used roll off trucks due to the weather conditions and salty roads. These trucks are ready to retire and now owners are looking for new trucks. Well not new but newer than the ones they have had. The new trucks are experiencing too many issues to drop TOP dollar on [...]



Peterbilt is no stranger to the garbage truck industry. They have proven that their methods are top tier. They have some of the best quality trucks emerging out in the market today! Their engineers have built a machine that is so elegant and hardworking that people stop when one drives by. Well maybe not most people but we do! 🙂


Crafted in a way that your peterbilt garbage truck will experience smooth sustainability throughout the life of her career. It gives off a nice feeling when you can rely on her day in and day out to keep up with the hard labor you bestow upon her. She wont quit until you do and if any problems arise, Peterbilt is right there with you. They offer great customer service and will take care of your peterbilt garbage truck needs. The only think you will need to look for once you a buy a peterbilt garbage [...]

Rolloff trucks for sale! Rolloff trucks for sale! The tell tale line from dealers across the U.S. We here it but be weary, the rolloff trucks for sale may burn a hole in your pocket if you don’t GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!


You do not want to get a rolloff truck that you buy and put immediately in the shop! Think of buying a a car and as soon as you drive that car home to your house, it breaks down! This can happen to your rolloff truck if you decide to pay a deceivingly low price. It is without a doubt that if you pay enough for a good product you will receive a product that will give back. The rolloff truck is prone to issues. It has several moving parts that load and unload heavy cans every day. They go through more work then they care to and keep on working [...]


It means three things:

  1. Low Miles
  2. Low Hours
  3. Exceptional Condition


In the waste truck industry we see trucks that have been burnt, broken down, parts have been stolen off of them, arms are bent, cab is wrecked, tires are shredded, and so on! This industry is tough, dirty, and we love it! We say go PREMIUM because it gives you, the business partner, the assurance that your waste truck for sale has been gone through thoroughly and is at its PEAK condition. We do not want to see anyone in a waste truck for sale that may break down while on the road and cause a public hazard or substantial downtime for our business partner. Instead we make sure your waste truck for sale has everything she needs to keep you and your accounts, HAPPY!


You can find a waste truck for sale in pretty much [...]

Struggling with the decision to buy new or used?? We are here to help! This article tells you exactly what we have found out in the past ten years and why our customers would rather buy used garbage trucks over new.


We have seen the switch from gas to CNG! Many companies in the industry know that this switch was not done smoothly to say the least. The problems arising from CNG have caused many of our customers to lose money from downtime and feel what we call “buyers remorse.” The buyer’s remorse comes from getting a new truck in which you spend top dollar for and a month down the line it goes into the shop. The new sensors and controls have been experiencing issues over the last couple of years. Engineers are working out the kinks to build a more reliable truck that has less issues occur but we are not ready to fully [...]


Looking for rolloff trucks seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. Maybe yours right now?? We know that rolloff trucks make good money, we know that they are responsible for helping this country grow, and we know that finding rolloff trucks that are in GREAT condition can be difficult. These trucks run and work harder than most, that is why we have designed a criteria for what makes up PREMIUM rolloff trucks!


It is as simple as that. Or is it? When you find one of these PREMIUM rolloff trucks make sure you remember where you got it. The quality of your new truck is important to you and your wallet, that is why we take our time to make sure everything on the rolloff trucks are in PREMIUM condition. Other companies make want to get the truck in and out of their shop [...]

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