Leading East Midlands resource management and recycling company Wastecycle recently added seven new vehicles to its fleet of over 60 vehicles.
The trucks, produced by DAF and supplied by Imperial Commercials Nottingham, have already made their first rounds through Nottingham and Leicester, collecting a mixture of construction, inert and industrial waste, and recyclables.
Paul Clements, Commercial Director for Wastecycle, said: “The new additions will provide a mixture of brand new trucks and replacement of older vehicles, to help meet the growing needs of our customers.
“Not only do the new trucks have enhanced safety features, including state-of-the-art side cameras, side radars and cyclist warning signals, but they’re extremely fuel efficient, making them much more environmentally-friendly, too.
“Part of our business plan for 2016 was to enhance the safety and efficiency of our fleet, and these trucks, along with the new NTM MAS food waste vehicle we put on the road earlier this year, have gone a long way in achieving that. Next, we plan to add three more wheelie bin collection trucks to the fleet later this year.”
Wastecycle’s new DAF fleet additions were built specifically for the firm, and each one was produced mostly by hand in the UK starting at the DAF factory in Lancashire, the process began with the chassis being welded together and moved around via conveyor belt to different areas where its engine, electrical fittings, wheels and cab (the only part of the truck not built within the factory) were fitted.
Next, the trucks were transported to Boughton, in the West Midlands, where they spent three weeks being fitted with specialist body equipment, including cameras, safety systems and lifting mechanisms.
Imperial Commercials will support the new DAF vehicles via a five-year DAF MultiSupport repair and maintenance package, with funding through PACCAR Finance.
Paul continued: “The service provided by Imperial Commercials and DAF Trucks is second to none, and they continue to provide an excellent and reliable service network.”
In addition to the seven new DAF vehicles, Wastecycle has also added two new Mercedes trucks to its fleet.