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Vehicle News in Brief

By 27/09/2016News

With news on: Perry’s Recycling invest in fourth mobile shredder; safety features for Bournemouth; Thamesdown tracking; and Bristol Waste Company maintenance; Ubico; and Fred Sherwood.

Perry’s Recycling invests in double shredding lorry

Somerset-based recycling and off-site shredding company, Perry’s Recycling, has invested in a fourth mobile shredder.


Perry’s Recycling has invested in a fourth mobile shredder

As well as keeping up with demand, the lorry serves to comply with new shredding standards such as the new GSC (Government Security Classifications), CPNi (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) high destruction standards and the future PAS7010 standards.

The new Shred-Tech MDX2 mobile shredding vehicle has a throughput of 3 tonnes per hour, with the ability to switch into high-security mode when required.

Perrys now operates four shredding and baling depots in the South West — Yeovil, Bridgwater, Bristol and Bideford — with a fleet of over 30 vehicles processing over 1,200 tonnes per week.

Chris Perry, managing director, explained: “We have expanded our offsite and onsite shredding services in line with customer’s demands, legal compliance with the Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act, Health and Social Care Act and Human Rights Act.”

Bournemouth invests in RCV safety


Bournemouth council has claimed the refuse truck will increase efficiency

Bournemouth council has invested in a 32 tonne refuse vehicle, equipped with the latest safety technology.

The 32-tonne Olympus 27 refuse collection vehicle from Dennis Eagle will perform the same rounds as previously carried out by two vehicles.

Equipped with a Terberg OmniTRADE bin lift as well as safety equipment from Innovative Safety Systems (ISS), the new vehicle will form part of Bournemouth council’s refuse collection fleet, which consists almost entirely of Dennis Eagle products.

Paul Hancock, principal fleet engineering and depot services manager at Bournemouth council said: “The increased capacity of this vehicle will enable us to improve the efficiency of our service and save costs by completing the equivalent of two rounds without having to go back and forth to the tip.”

The vehicle will initially carry out combined trade and litter collections, including the beach.

Thamesdown opts for routeMASTER tracking


Part of Thamesdown’s fleet with the new tracking system

North Wiltshire’s Thamesdown Recycling has expanded its fleet capacity with routeMASTER vehicle tracking.

According to Thamesdown Recycling, with a diverse customer base including local authorities and businesses, it is vital the company can keep track of where its vehicles are.

Logistics manager Rob Baker, said: “We chose AGM routeMASTER Tracking after looking at a couple of different demos. This was the best system for us purely because of what it can actually do and for how easy it is to use.”

Mr Baker added: “It all adds up to greatly improved overall efficiency and that benefits everyone, both us as a business and our customers, to whom we can provide a more predictable and reliable service – plus we can all try and finish working at a reasonably good hour as well!”

Fred Sherwood Group cuts vehicle downtime


The Fred Sherwood Group has appointed Vacu-Lug to manage its fleet tyre

The Fred Sherwood Group has reported significant improvements in vehicle downtime since selecting Vacu-Lug to manage its fleet tyre requirements.

Starting from June 2016, the contract covers tyre supply and tyre management for all the transport companies within the Fred Sherwood Group, including Bulk Freight (Midlands), F. Sherwood & Sons (Shepshed), George Varney (Bulk Services) and KJ Transport.

Director Justin Sherwood said: “In just four months we have seen improvements in incident response and job turn-around times. And in turn, this has increased fleet mobility.”

According to the company, the switch to Vacu-Lug was because it required a comprehensive fleet tyre management service that could cover its diverse vehicle range; including bulk tippers, walking floor trailers, general haulage artics and rigid vehicles.

The company is also supported by Vacu-Lug’s fleet operations department which provides assistance on all aspects of tyre management from compliancy through to fitment queries.

Ubico selects used vehicles for new Stroud contract


Ubico has selected a fleet of 12 vehicles for its contract with Stroud district council

Cheltenham-based environmental services company Ubico has selected a fleet of 12 vehicles from Gloucestershire-based Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS), for its new waste, recycling and cleansing contract with Stroud district council.

RVS has supplied Ubico with four Dennis Elite 2, Olympus refuse collection vehicles fitted with Terberg OmniDel bin lifts, two VW Transporter caged tippers, five Toyota Hilux fitted with cages and one Mercedes Sprinter Panel van.

Mark Hulbert, fleet manager at Ubico, explained: “When we take on a new contract we like to split the profile of vehicles so that we can maintain our fleet costs evenly year on year.

“RVS run a very efficient operation and we are impressed with every aspect of their service. The quality of the vehicles is such that they are difficult to tell apart from brand new vehicles.  They represent excellent value.”

Bristol Waste Company opts for RVS contract maintenance


Bristol Waste Company has appointed Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd to maintain its vehicles

Bristol Waste Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bristol city council, has appointed Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) to maintain and service its fleet of 30 refuse vehicles.

The company manages a total fleet of 180 vehicles for the local authority. RVS has started giving a mid-life overhaul to the trucks, extending the life of Bristol council’s waste collection fleet.

Iain Fortune, fleet manager at Bristol Waste Company said: “We have a small work force and RVS has an excellent reputation for this kind of work. They gave a competitive quote and are now undertaking a planned repair and service programme to give our vehicles a second lease of life.”

Mr Fortune added:  “RVS always exceed our expectations and the vehicles have come back in excellent condition. We say we need the vehicles on Friday and they deliver them on the Wednesday or Thursday! We are impressed and considering using their vehicle hire services in the future too.”

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