Essex based Dunmow Waste Management has added the first Renault Trucks to its 20-strong fleet of DAF and Mercedes. Two Renault Kerax 430.32 8×4 rigid chassis have been fitted with Hyva Hook lift bodies, drawbar capability and Optidriver gearboxes. The third truck is a Renault Premium 460.25 6×2 TAG axle tractor unit. All the vehicles were supplied through Renault Trucks Essex and financed through Renault Trucks Financial Services.
The new Renault Kerax will transport large container bins between the company’s waste transfer station in Chelmsford, Essex and construction sites and industrial companies across Essex and surrounding areas. The Renault Premium transfers residual waste from the company’s recycling facility to ‘waste to energy’ recovery plants around Kent, Essex and Norfolk as part of Dunmow Waste Management’s ‘Zero to Landfill’ commitment.
Sam Malins, Director, Dunmow Waste Management, explains the move away from a predominantly DAF fleet to Renault: “Following various issues with vehicles on our fleet, we wanted a fresh start with a new product. We are very pleased with our decision to purchase the new Renaults, particularly with the exceptional service and back-up we have received from the dealership.”
He continues: “The Kerax offers great ground clearance and load capacity and is generally a good all round fleet truck. We invested in a high specification for the Premium – the driver is delighted with its performance and comfort and now refuses to drive anything else!”
“Finally, the dealer has been a pleasure to deal with. I am able to get on with running the business, safe in the knowledge that they will be looking after the trucks. Renault Trucks Essex will also be carrying out all repair and maintenance for us – again another ‘hassle free’ experience. We look forward to developing this relationship further in the future.”
Dunmow Waste Management is a family-owned business established in 1987 with a single lorry and a handful of skips. 25 years on, the company has evolved into a dynamic waste management company, specialising in offering different waste management solutions to an extensive range of customers. Dunmow Waste Management covers all aspects of skip hire, from small DIY jobs to large contracts, building firms and new-build commercial and residential developments. The company operates from its fully licensed waste transfer station in the heart of Essex and provides a service to customers throughout the whole of the UK.
Dunmow Waste Management is also one of the first waste management companies in the UK to offer ‘Zero to Landfill’ as part of its everyday recycling operations and is committed to ensuring that as much recyclable material as possible is removed and recovered for recycling, while the remaining goes to a waste to energy recovery plant.