New fleet on the horizon for Teignbridge

2023-10-11 00:00:00

With pic: One of Teignbridge District Council’s current recycling vehicles, which will be replaced by the new fleet

A new fleet is due to arrive at Teignbridge District Council in Spring 2024, as part of the council’s ongoing contract hire agreement with fleet and workshop management company Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

The 56-vehicle fleet includes 12 Refuse Collection Vehicles, 20 Romaquip Kerb-Sort recycling vehicles, as well as a sweeper for street cleansing and vans to facilitate other council services such as car parks and enforcement.

SFS, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has been vehicle partner with Teignbridge for over 20 years, since 2002.  The current 7-year fleet replacement and maintenance contract was agreed in 2014 and was extended for an additional three years to enable the council to review its strategy on the decarbonisation of its fleet and workshops.

Chris Braines, Waste and Cleansing Manager, Teignbridge District Council:

“The new fleet will include the latest lower emissions technologies and assist us in providing the most efficient service we can, whilst improving our sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint.  We have a long-standing and successful partnership with SFS who continue to provide a very professional service and a high standard of expertise.”

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: “With this latest fleet replacement, we have provided more than 250 vehicles to Teignbridge District Council over the past 20+ years. We look forward to delivering the new fleet and to continuing our partnership with the council.”

SFS has an unrivalled retention record having served many of its customers for over 10 years.  Other long-standing customers include Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and North Northamptonshire Council.  Its fleet and plant asset list totals over 1800 items and the company maintains 800-850 refuse collection vehicles (RCVs), 200 of which belong to its vehicle hire division CTS Hire.

For more information about Specialist Fleet Services tel: 01604 234601; email [email protected]; visit