A refuse collection vehicle (RCV) hire company is the first of its kind to take delivery of the new model Dennis Eagle truck. Trash UK, which provides repair and spot leasing of RCVs, took delivery of the Olympus truck in April.
The Olympus is the first new Dennis Eagle model truck in eight years. It offers a number of improvements over its predecessors, including upgraded cockpit-based monitoring systems and overhauled hydraulics systems to protect against corrosion.
Trash UK director Chris Wood told MRW: “We have a good relationship with Dennis Eagle – we buy a lot of its products. We have a fleet size coming up to 40 and most is going to be Dennis.”
The vehicle has already gone to work in a spot hire capacity for Coventry City Council while one of its vehicles is being repaired.
Trash UK began as a RCV refurbishment company “Until five years ago, the main part of the business was refurbishing refuse vehicles for customers,” said Wood, “but we were asked more and more if we could supply replacement vehicles while we were doing repares, so it’s just grown and grown over the years.
“This time of year a lot of people start collecting garden waste, so instead of purchasing a vehicle that might only be used for six months, organisations will rent a vehicle. We deal with big contractors, driving contractors, smaller companies, local authorities, county councils – anyone who collects waste.”