Trimble is teaming with Cobalt, an IT asset-disposition company, to provide Trimble’s trucking communications customers with the ability to dispose of older onboard equipment in an environmentally friendly way. Customers that upgrade to new devices in 2019 and 2020 will be able to ship their uninstalled Trimble equipment 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.
Major cellular providers are set to begin to sunset 3G networks at the end of this year.
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 the products themselves.