This month Remanufacturing and Quality Used refuse vehicle experts, Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) are launching their new RediTruck service, enabling waste management operators to buy a brand new, commercial specification, refuse vehicle from stock without having to wait manufacturer’s long lead times. Customers can drive away a RediTruck vehicle within day or weeks of placing an order.
The first RediTruck customer is Devon Contract Waste (DCW) who have ordered three new refuse trucks, all Mercedes Antos with Dennis Olympus body and fitted with weighing prepared trade bin lifts. The three vehicles, which include the truck that was exhibited by RVS at the RWM exhibition, will be delivered this month, only a few weeks after DCW ordered them.
Simon Almond, Managing Director, DCW said: “In our industry things move quickly. For example it might be a new customer or the fleet starts costing too much to repair so you need to refresh it quickly. New trucks that are ready in commercial spec. are very hard to find ‘off-the-shelf’ so RediTruck is very appealing for any operator. In fact most would pay a premium to get such a vehicle quickly. In our case we’ve actually saved money going with RVS.”
Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS said: “Most waste management companies operate a combination of Quality Used, Remanufactured and New refuse vehicles, but when they need to refresh their fleet with a new vehicle they can wait up to 9 months for a vehicle direct from the manufacturers. Also, the vehicle needs to be properly specified with the correct equipment to be ready for work. We know our customers’ businesses and we know what kind of vehicles they need so we can do all of that for them. We can order the vehicles in advance and keep them in stock because we always have customers who will need them.”
As well as providing RediTruck, Quality Used and Remanufactured vehicles, RVS offers the full range of refuse vehicle support services so that customers can get everything they need in one place. These include: a comprehensive new, used and reconditioned Parts department with next day delivery; a Repairs and Maintenance service; Vehicle Ancillary Equipment such as weighing systems and Vehicle Safety Technology fitted as required; Temporary Vehicles available from its own Customer Support Fleet; Finance packages; and a Low Loader vehicle transportation service.
DCW has been a customer of RVS for nearly 5 years and has previously purchased 9 vehicles, a combination of Quality Used and Remanufactured RCV’s. RVS also maintains DCW’s entire 22 vehicle fleet, performing monthly inspections to keep the body and bin lifting equipment in optimum condition, and DCW regularly sources spare parts from RVS Parts Department.
Simon Almond, Managing Director, DCW said: “RVS has a solution for everything refuse-vehicle related and I honestly don’t know any other company with their range of expertise and capabilities. Usually if we order a new refuse vehicle it is our responsibility to choose the body and the chassis and specify the bin lifting equipment plus the vehicle ancillaries. That is time-consuming and we might not choose the best solution. RVS does all that for us. We have put our trust in them time and again and they’ve never let us down. They take our older trucks, and find a place for them, so we maximise the value of our assets and the Parts department can source anything we need. I can’t recommend them highly enough.”