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New refuse trucks launched in Richmondshire

Date: 07/02/2013 09:17:41
Category: Fleet tracking
Author: Lauren Sutton

A new fleet of refuse trucks have been launched in Richmondshire, according to theadvertiserseries.co.uk. The new trucks are part of the council's plan to re-establish its services to the local areas.

There are five new trucks in the fleet that have been brought in to replace vehicles that suffered with escalating maintenance costs and several breakdowns. They will be covering rural areas including Catterick Garrison, the largest military establishment in Western Europe.

The wagons have been fitted with tracking systems that mean they can discover where bins have been missed and stop any disagreements from arising. The trucks also have efficiency driving aids fitted to them in a bid to cut down on fuel costs.

According to thenorthernecho.co.uk, CCTV cameras are in place to make sure the safety of the staff is a priority and there is a weighing cell to ensure the trucks never get overloaded.

The council leader, John Blackie said: "We have outstanding customer satisfaction ratings thanks to the first class dedication, commitment and hard work shown by our front line staff on the bin wagons and supported by a really good back up team at our depot."

The area has dismantled its refuse service from a shared system it had with the neighbouring area of Hambleton. The two areas have agreed that they will focus on their own individual services from the summer onwards.

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