RTX 2022: Fiveways adds electric RCVs to spot hire fleet for waste operators looking to decarbonise

Hayley Tayler
March 8, 2022

Fiveways Group will be highlighting its commitment to help operators decarbonise their fleet movements when it heads to this summer’s Road Transport Expo (RTX).

The family-run municipal vehicle firm is entering an exciting new phase with the addition of more than 30 new refuse trucks to its spot hire fleet next month, including two all-electric models.

The bumper order features a pair of Dennis Eagle’s all-electric eCollect refuse trucks – one 26-tonne 6x2 narrow rear steer and one 18-tonne 4x2 narrow model - which Fiveways says acknowledges the shift in the spot hire market and customers’ requirements for reducing carbon emissions.

Fiveways MD Scott Martin said: “Fiveways is committed to reducing our carbon impact and supporting our customers by including electric RCVs on our spot hire fleet.

“The Dennis eCollect reduces carbon emissions by approximately 25-35 tonnes per year compared to a standard, non-electric vehicle. The positive impact of having an emissions-free option in the spot hire industry is very significant and we are proud to be the first in the UK.”

Dennis Elite+ 6x2 models will make up the rest of the new fleet additions, with a variety of open back and split bodies available in standard or narrow widths. All are rear steer and fitted with Terberg bin lifts.

Fiveways also offers 4x2 standard open backs fitted with Terberg bin lifts in its wider fleet of around 350 municipal vehicles.

In addition it has recently added bin lift weighing equipment to some of its existing fleet, which it said is ideal for the commercial waste business whose charging mechanism is based around charging on the weight of the bin.

The company has also retrofitted food waste trays to some of its 26-tonne vehicles in order that any seepage of liquid is collected in the catchment tray.

FIveways said this is in preparation for the government’s commitment to roll out separate household food waste collection across the country by 2023 where it foresees there being a shortage in the market of dedicated food waste collection vehicles.

Chris Minnis, commercial director, added: “We are excited to be exhibiting at RTX and will be displaying vehicles with our mobile digital display boards. We look forward to welcoming all our existing and new colleagues at our stand for a catch up and refreshments.”

Established in 1998, Fiveways Group has always specialised in the supply of municipal vehicles, including refuse collection vehicles, hook lifts, ejection trailers, rear-end and front-end loaders, skip lorries and tippers. We offer daily, weekly and long-term hire and can deliver vehicles to anywhere in the UK.

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Hayley Tayler

Hayley Tayler has worked across Road Transport Media’s portfolio of publications, including Commercial Motor and Motor Transport, since 2008 in a number of editorial roles from news reporter to urban editor. She now specialises in events and projects content for the business, including the Road Transport Expo and a series of industry research reports.

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