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Casella Waste Systems invests in FleetMind fleet management solution to enhance fleet operations and sustainability


RUTLAND, VT and MONTREAL, CANADA – March 1st, 2011 - FleetMind Solutions, Inc., the technology leader for fleet management solutions, today announced the phased rollout of the FleetMind system to over 300 Casella Waste Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CWST) collection vehicles by 2012. FleetMind’s fleet management solution includes tools for onboard computing, fleet mapping, reporting and analysis, driver direction, automated service verification, wireless communications and more.

“We expect our investment in FleetMind’s technology to improve the quality of our customer experience, as well as deliver real environmental health benefits through the improved efficiency of our vehicles,” said Bill Tavares, Vice President of Transportation. “Customers will benefit from our enhanced ability to now provide “real-time” on-route information, while we can all breathe easier knowing that our FleetMind-equipped vehicles are helping us reduce vehicle mileage and fuel consumption, as well as overall greenhouse gas emissions.”

The investment in FleetMind technology will also support Casella’s efforts to:

• Influence safe driving behavior with the ability to pro-actively implement fleet safety initiatives.
• Capture complete and real-time visibility into every route, vehicle and container to ensure optimal operational efficiencies.

The FleetMind solution has currently been deployed in six Casella locations and is expected to be installed in nineteen additional sites by 2012

“Casella has a distinct vision for company-wide operational innovation and excellence, including fleet operations,” said Martin Demers, CEO of FleetMind. “It was therefore of utmost importance to them that a fleet management solution had to support the company’s high standards for sustainability and service. FleetMind has invested millions of dollars and over 10 years in strategic research and development to ensure that our customers have the best tools and technologies to improve their fleet operations and keep them at the forefront of the industry.”

About Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Casella Waste Systems, Inc., headquartered in Rutland, Vermont, provides solid waste, recycling and resource management services in the Northeastern United States. For further information, contact Ned Coletta, director of investor relations at (802) 772-2239, or Ed Johnson, chief financial officer at (802) 772-2241, or visit the company’s website at

About FleetMind

FleetMind Solutions, Inc. is the technology leader for fleet management solutions. FleetMind was founded in 1996 by bringing together leading-edge computer systems expertise for harsh, real-world environments with breakthrough research and development in telematics for heavy trucks. FleetMind designs, manufactures, and markets wireless enabled on-board computers, driver terminals and business automation software that extend the reach of our customer’s enterprise back-office systems all the way to the truck and driver. Our solutions have allowed some of the largest transportation and Waste Management fleets in North America to link their drivers and vehicles to business operations in real-time, delivering proven business results and a true competitive edge. FleetMind puts YOU in your driver’s seat.

For more information, visit us at .


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