THIS month a new fleet of refuse vehicles is arriving at Mid-Devon District Council (MDDC) courtesy of Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS), who was awarded the seven-year contract for the provision and maintenance of over 210 vehicles following a joint tender process by MDDC and Exeter City Council.
The first tranche of new vehicles includes four Euro 6 26T Dennis Elite 6 Narrow Refuse Collection Vehicles, which comply with the latest low emission standards and have been designed for operation in built-up urban areas as well as narrow access roads and country lanes. Following a successful trial, MDDC also selected a Kramer KT 407 Telehandler from plant equipment specialists Masons Kings primarily due to the performance and drivability of its hydrostatic transmission.
Cllr Luke Taylor, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for the Environment, Mid-Devon District Council said: ”The contract with SFS is not only better value for money but much simpler. By reducing the vehicle costs for the council we can continue to provide excellent services such as waste and recycling collections for our local residents.”
The contract for Mid-Devon District Council commenced on 3 June 2019 and over the course of the contract, SFS will be providing a range of vehicles including Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs), recycling vehicles, sweepers, hook loaders, tippers, vans, cars, and grounds maintenance equipment. The council will also be trialing electric vans and cars to supersede vehicles due to be replaced in the future.
Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said: “These are the first in a wide range of new, latest technology vehicles, being introduced into Mid-Devon to deliver an enhanced waste and recycling collection, and grounds maintenance service. We are working closely with the council to deliver cost savings whilst maintaining a younger, lower-emissions fleet.”
SFS has been delivering contract hire, fleet and workshop management solutions to the public and private sector since 1992. With a network of workshops and its own municipal vehicle hire division (CTS Hire), SFS can provide the full range of vehicle and plant solutions from short-term vehicle hire to meeting the most complex fleet requirements.
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