Our recent visit to PAWRS is already reaping rewards, not only for RVS and our customers but also for Cancer Research UK which will receive £942 thanks to participants in the first RVS RCV Driving Challenge.
Launched at this year’s PAWRS, this unique challenge is part of RVS’ ongoing fundraising campaign for Cancer Research UK and invited show visitors to manoeuvre a brand new custom-made remote control RCV around a special circuit, in return for a small donation to the charity.
More than 30 visitors participated in the challenge with Loyd Chandler of Priority Hire completing the circuit in just 43.5 seconds to take first place on our Driving Challenge leader-board and win a Kindle Fire. Paul Weeks of Nicholas Rowell Haulage came second with a time of 48.7 seconds and Oliver Hoadley of ISS International clocked a lap time of 58.7 seconds to take third position.
An RVS RCV Driving Challenge Leader-Board of the top ten drivers are now posted on our website, so participants can keep track of ‘the competition’ and also the funds raised.
If you or someone from your company would like to compete, the next heat of the RCV Driving Challenge will take place at RWM in September with a series of additional heats also being organised for 2014.
RVS are the proud recipient of the PAWRS
Industry Innovation Award in recognition of our work re-manufacturing refuse vehicles to help reduce carbon emissions and maximise the
value for money that can be obtained by using second life waste collection vehicles.
Commenting on the Award, Spencer Law, Managing Director of RVS said: “Re-manufactured, second life vehicles play an important role in the waste collection sector. This award recognises our commitment to ongoing innovation in this area, enabling our customers to get the very best value for money as well as optimal performance from their refuse collection fleet.”
We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the other PAWRS Award winners with a special mention for Pakawaste – winners of the ‘Municipal Vehicle Rental Company of The Year’ award sponsored by RVS.
Preston-based Pakawaste, a market leader in
waste handling equipment, was presented with
the award in recognition of the ongoing investment
it makes in its new and recycled, spot and long term hire vehicle fleet.
If you need a vehicle to cover any shortfall in capacity, purchasing a re-manufactured or quality used vehicle can be a much more cost efficient solution. Call us to find out if we have any suitable vehicles in stock.
Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) is the leading provider of high quality re-manufactured refuse vehicles to local authorities and the private sector. From full or partial body re-manufacturing to the provision of a complete vehicle, RVS can source any make or model of refuse vehicle. RVS stocks a comprehensive range of new and quality used spare parts, as well as vehicle safety equipment, lighting and on-board weighing systems.