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Restarting Loadman Initiative

Posted by Shreya Mahajan on June 14, 2023

Kenny is going to call, as a side note there have been multiple pan replacements and broken or missing RFID’s on front loads around campus. I think to get a real count on what locations don’t have RFID’d the functioning system will have to go around dumping and it should geolocate as unreadable and with that info we will know the location not tagged or broken.


Thank you,




From: Richard Boyovich <>
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2023 2:57 PM
To: John Cramer <>; Hulse, Daphne Lauren <>
Cc: Baarla, Naveen <>; Larry Santi <>
Subject: Re: Restarting Loadman at UIUC



Hello Daphne


If you could get someone to call me from in the cab of said vehicles, I can provide technical assistance without any cost. Not sure what parts were shipped to you for repairs, but I can figure this out quickly once I have someone to speak with. Understand, these systems have very sophisticated troubleshooting features. I can typically know what the issue is in less than 15 minutes. You can give my mobile number out to anyone that works with the front loaders, and I work on Saturdays, no problem. 



Richard Boyovich

Mobile 206-898-7801


From: Hulse, Daphne Lauren <>
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2023 12:02:12 PM
To: John Cramer <>
Cc: Baarla, Naveen <>
Subject: Restarting Loadman at UIUC



Hi John,


I work as the zero waste coordinator at the University of Illinois, and I wanted to reach out regarding the Loadman service that we previously used. We had just begun this initiative under Shantanu Pai (who has since left) and as I understand it, things fizzled out after the pandemic hit. We’re very interested in restarting this initiative!


Currently, we have two frontload trucks that have the Loadman equipment. There were parts that had broken, so parts were ordered to replace the broken ones. However, we have not yet installed these pieces. We are thinking that a site visit from Loadman might be helpful in getting everything back up and running again.


Wanted to reach out to you, introduce myself, and see what next steps would be best to take.


Thank you!




DAPHNE HULSE (she/her)

Zero Waste Coordinator
Facilities & Services | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
+1 (217) 333-7550 |


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