Fleets Upgrading their Onboard Solutions Can Safely Dispose of Used Equipment
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 22, 2019—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is teaming with Cobalt, an IT asset disposition company, to provide Trimble’s fleet mobility customers with the ability to dispose of older onboard equipment in an environmentally-friendly way.
Through this effort, Trimble customers that upgrade to new devices in 2019 and 2020 will be able to ship their uninstalled Trimble equipment back to Cobalt free of charge, for safe and secure disposal of the hardware, recycling any components when possible.
“The ELD mandate and the sunset of 3G CDMA wireless networks mean that our customers and fleets throughout the industry are upgrading devices in their trucks,” said Rick Ochsendorf, general manager for Trimble’s Transportation Mobility Division. “Part of our mission is to make transportation greener and more efficient. Not only do our latest solutions allow customers to achieve this but we are committed to helping them remove older Trimble equipment in a way that benefits the environment as well.”
According to the EPA’s most recent statistics, the United States generated an annual total of 3.09 million tons of obsolete electronic products. Working with Cobalt, Trimble customers can do their part to reduce this figure and to eliminate the time and challenge of disposing of these products themselves.
“We are excited and proud to work with Trimble on this important initiative,” said Joey Fojtik, CEO of Cobalt. “We recognize the problem of electronic waste and look forward to assisting Trimble and its fleet customers in their sustainability efforts.”
For more information on Trimble’s fleet mobility solutions for transportation, visit: https://transportation.trimble.com/transportation-solutions/.
Cobalt is an IT asset disposition company providing secure data management and investment recovery for retired and end-of-life electronics. Specializing in customized solutions for tech-reliant businesses handling a significant volume of data and devices, Cobalt eliminates risks and ensures that electronics reuse and recycling is done right, every time. Cobalt is headquartered in southwest Ohio and is a subsidiary of Cohen Recycling.
About Trimble Transportation
Trimble Transportation is multi-modal and provides solutions for the long-haul trucking, field service management, rail and construction logistics industries to create a fully integrated supply chain. In trucking, Trimble provides enterprise and mobility solutions focused on business intelligence and data analytics; safety and regulatory compliance; navigation and routing; freight brokerage; supply chain visibility and final mile; transportation management and fleet maintenance.
With an intelligent ecosystem of products and services, Trimble enables customers to embrace the rapid technological evolution of the industry and connect all aspects of transportation and logistics—trucks, drivers, back office, freight and assets. Through the combined legacy of ALK, PeopleNet, TMW Systems and 10-4 Systems, Trimble delivers an open, scalable platform to help customers make more informed decisions and maximize performance, visibility and safety. For more information about Trimble Transportation, visit: https://www.trimble.com/transportation-logistics.
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.