THIS month Northampton-based contract hire and fleet management experts, Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS) has delivered four new Dennis Eagle Olympus RCV’s to long standing customer, South Northamptonshire Council, as part of an interim fleet configuration while the authority reviews its recycling and collection service.
Ed Potter, Head of Service, South Northamptonshire Council: “We needed a fleet structure to help us continue to deliver our service for the next two years, whilst giving us the flexibility to change the configuration if necessary, when we have shaped our new collection service and waste disposal contract. SFS have helped us to come up with an interim solution that will see us through this review period.”
The sole contract hire provider to South Northamptonshire Council (SNC), SFS has held the maintenance contract for the authority since 2001, servicing vehicles at its in-house workshop facility in Brackmills, Northampton. In 2002 SFS assisted SNDC in procuring the UK’s first low-level Scania cabs.
Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS: “We have provided South Northamptonshire with a combination of vehicle solutions to see them through this period of flux, whilst they consider the future structure of their service. As well as providing some new vehicles, we have extended the lifetime of the fleet through a number of measures such as vehicle refurbishment and the provision of vehicles from our hire fleet.”
SFS has been busy in other parts of the country, winning the contract for London Borough of Hackney, comprising over 120 vehicles for waste, housing, libraries, courier and parking services.
At Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council where the decision has been taken to bring the housing maintenance service back in house, SFS has been awarded the contract to supply a 17 strong fleet to the authority’s Property Services department.