New & improved fleet for Teignbridge District Council

2024-04-08 00:00:00

Pic caption - left to right: Paul Hedges, SFS with Chris Braines, Waste & Cleansing Manager, Teignbridge District Council

The first refuse vehicles have arrived at Teignbridge District Council as part of the council’s contract hire agreement with its fleet and workshop partner for over 20 years - Specialist Fleet Services Ltd (SFS).

The 12 Refuse Collection Vehicles (RCVs) are from UK manufacturer Dennis Eagle and comprise a combination of 18t, 22t and 26t vehicles. Fitted with lower emission Euro 6 engines, the fleet features the new Elite+ cab, which offers improved comfort for crews and provides drivers with optimum direct vision along with electric bin lifts from Terberg, which reduce noise levels for operatives.

The delivery of these vehicles marks the start of a 56-vehicle replacement programme for the council, which includes kerbside recycling vehicles, sweepers for street cleansing and vans.

Chris Braines, Waste & Cleansing Manager at Teignbridge District Council said:

 “We’re looking forward to putting the new and improved RCV’s into service.  It’s great to have a tried and tested product to help us deliver crucial frontline services and the technical support from SFS to facilitate a smooth transition.”

Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, SFS said:

“We have earned a reputation for retaining our customers through a combination of quality, service and efficiency and we are delighted that Teignbridge District Council has chosen us for consecutive contracts over the past 20 years. This new fleet will help the council to further improve the efficiency and sustainability of its services to residents.”

Adam Robins, Regional Sales Manager, Dennis Eagle said:

“It has been great to work with both Specialist Fleet Services and Teignbridge District Council once again. We have a strong working relationship with both the council and SFS, and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue our partnership” Adam Robins, Regional Sales Manager.

SFS celebrated its 30-year anniversary in 2023 and has an extensive track record in delivering fleet and workshop management solutions to local authorities across the UK. The company has an unrivalled retention record having served many of its customers for over 10 years.  The most long-standing customers include Teignbridge District Council, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council and North Northamptonshire Council.  SFS customers in the South West include North Devon Council, Mid-Devon District Council, Exeter City Council and Somerset West and Taunton Council. The company runs a nationwide network of workshops and operates its own specialist vehicle hire division, CTS Hire, for the provision of short to medium term municipal vehicles.

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