Following an open tender process via the Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, Go Plant Fleet Services has recently delivered four new Dennis Eagle RCVs into Hyndburn Borough Council.
Hyndburn BC now has a fleet of ten high specification RCVs to service the Borough’s 36.000+ dwellings. The investment is one more step along the journey to make the Council’s activities net carbon zero by 2030.
All the vehicles have been supplied to a high specification. The Council specified Olympus bodies 16N with a Terberg Omnidel Electric Bin Lift on a 6×2 Mid Lift Elite 6 chassis. The electric bin lifts will significantly reduce Co2 levels and achieving a fuel saving of 12% against conventional lifts, reducing noise levels.
The team of drivers have also received in-depth training from Dennis Eagle covering fuel efficiency and overall operation. This move represents the first significant step towards a greener service overall. All the vehicles come complete with the Maple Drive Lock system, which prevents any unauthorised persons from driving the refuse trucks.
Good working relationship
‘Go Plant Fleet Services was awarded following the tender process via YPO and scoring the highest marks against both quality and price,’ commented Michael Ainsworth, MSOE MIRTE, Transport Manager, Hyndburn Borough Council. “The company has made the process very easy for us, and with the dedicated account management from their local Contracts Manager, Darren Taylor, we are sure this is the start of a good working relationship.’
Darren Taylor, Contracts Manager, Go Plant Fleet Services, commented: ‘It has been a pleasure to deal with Hyndburn Borough Council throughout this process. Transport Manager in Michael Ainsworth runs an excellent operation and workshop on site. Our company is extremely proud to be working with Hyndburn Borough Council, and we are looking forward to supporting them over the next four years.’