RTS Waste anticipates 50% fuel reduction from Renault Kerax 18 December 2012
Bermondsey based waste and recycling firm RTS Waste Management has taken delivery of its first Renault Kerax 460.35 6x4 tractor unit, through dealer MV Trucks.
Its purchase follows what RTS director Mark Redmond describes as impressive fuel results from the fleet's existing Renault Premium Landers, which, in some cases, have seen fuel consumption down by nearly 50%.
"The Renaults are performing much better on fuel than the other trucks on our fleet," confirms Redmond.
"Recent fuel figures have shown that by replacing Mercedes with the Renault Premium Landers we have almost halved our fuel costs on the dustcarts," he continues.
The company has added a total of nine new Renault trucks to its 26-strong fleet in the last 12 months, with a further two on order, marking a move away from Mercedes-Benz.
As well as the Kerax, which will be used to haul waste to landfill and an incineration tip, RTS recently added two 6x2 Renault Premium Lander 380.26 refuse collection vehicles and two 8x2 Renault Premium Lander 460.32 roll on/roll off, rear steer hookloaders with drawbars.
Each of its new Renaults has been equipped with the automated Optidriver+ transmission.
"We have also been very impressed with Renault Trucks' Optidriver gearbox, which makes a big difference in reducing driver fatigue – a particular issue when operating in Central London," states Redmond.
And he adds that this has been reflected in reduced insurance claims.
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