“BEST TRUCK EVER DRIVEN” DECLARES MOUNTAIN TRANSPORT DRIVER OF 20 YEARS
Mid UK Recycling Ltd, one of the East Midland’s leading waste management recycling companies, has taken delivery of two 44 tonne Range T460 6x2 units with walking floor hydraulics for its 70-strong, Scania-dominated fleet. Supplied by Thompson Commercials Ltd Boston, the new Range Ts joined Mid UK Recycling’s transport division, Mountain Transport. They are the first units supplied with factory-fitted load indicators which show both the unit’s and trailer’s weights on the dashboard and are coupled to two French-manufactured Legras FMA15 moving floor trailers.
The Range Ts collect waste residues from across the UK for recycling or further processing into recovered fuels, with the trucks being assessed alongside a Scania and an MAN for fuel efficiency, driver acceptance, service and downtime. “We have previously had a great experience with a Renault Premium and have recently read great things about the new Euro 6 vehicles in the press and had a favourable demonstration. It was these factors, together with a great package from Thompson Commercials, that persuaded me to go with the two Renault Range T vehicles,” says Nick Mountain, Transport Director at Mountain Transport. The drivers were keen and the spec was very good and I was particularly impressed with the gearbox. The vehicles have been on the road a few weeks and the drivers have been very receptive – in fact one of them who has been driving for over 20 years commented it was the best truck he’d ever driven!”
Nick continued, “We are closely monitoring the fuel consumption and our drivers have been given Renault Trucks’ Optifuel training to help them get the best from the vehicle and to further help them understand the principles of driving economically for improved fuel usage. Although it’s early days, I am impressed so far as they are achieving ½ mile to the gallon better fuel returns compared to the Euro 5 trucks and I’m confident that they’re going to give an even greater mpg as the engines bed in.”
Mid UK Recycling is based in Lincolnshire and is one of the leading East Midlands waste management recycling companies working with businesses and councils to achieve a genuine 100% landfill diversion.
Mountain Transport is part of Mid UK Recycling Ltd and is an expanding and dynamic, independent, family-owned and run company which provides a comprehensive transport service to the waste management, recycling, energy from waste and renewable energy industry.