FCC improves fleet with new Merc Arocs and Actros hookloaders and tractor units

Waste and resource management firm FCC Environment is adding a fleet of new Mercedes-Benz Arocs and Actros trucks fitted with Harsh hookloaders and wet kits after securing a new contract win in Kent.

All 24 vehicles will be based in Dover with 15 hookloaders mounted on 8x4 Arocs chassis, joining nine 6x2 Actros tractor units with Harsh wet kits that will pull Knapen moving floor trailers.

“We made the decision that the best way to service the contract was to take on an entirely new fleet of vehicles” said David Simpson, FCC’s head of plant and fleet.

“This way we would be able to deliver the highest possible standards of reliability, cost effectiveness and customer service. In turn, we consider the combination of Harsh bodywork and Mercedes-Benz chassis to be the optimum route to go

in achieving the highest possible levels of vehicle performance.”

The hookloaders will be handling multiple separate container movements each day, mainly moving domestic waste from a dozen household waste and recycling centres in Kent to FCC’s Energy from Waste facility at Allington near Maidstone. In addition to their standard equipment and Harsh variable width sheeting, FCC’s new hookloaders have been specified with blind spot cameras, close proximity and turn left warning sensors, as well as granular spill kits.

TKL Skip Hire adds new Scania skiploaders to fleet

TKL Skip Hire has added three new Scania P 250 skiploaders to its fleet as it expands its growing waste, recycling and skip hire business in Yorkshire.

The new units have Hiab Multilift Futura FTR12 skiploaders, which will increase its collections by up to 30% as a result of the new additions.

Martin Lindskey, TKL Skip Hire MD, said: “We’re in a really positive position to be investing in the business and increasing our capacity to meet growing demand. These state-of-the-art skiploaders are operated using remote control which is safer for the driver and makes it easier to drop and collect skips within tight spaces.

“We have several contracts with local authorities and house builders so it’s important that we have the right equipment and team in place to respond to the needs of our customers. This is the second time we have chosen to use Hiab equipment because of its quality and reliability.”