£8.6 million order for Dennis Eagle from Northumberland Council

Northumberland County Council is set to invest £8.6 million over the next three years as part of a programme to replace its 50-strong refuse collection fleet.

All 52 of the vehicles will be from Dennis Eagle and fitted with Terberg OmniDEL Xtra bin lifts.

The new vehicles are expected to result in reduced exhaust emissions and better fuel economy, as well as increased waste capacity. A narrow rear steer chassis will aid manoeuvrability around smaller streets and tight spots, while full 360-degree camera systems will help increase safety for staff and the general public.

They will also feature the DennisConnect telematics system, which the Council will be using to encourage more efficient driving through the monitoring of driving style, such as the use of brakes and accelerator.

Councillor Glen Sanderson, Cabinet Member for Environment and Local Services, said: “Providing an efficient and reliable regular bin collection service is a cornerstone of what Councils do, and it’s vital we invest in the right equipment to be able to do this.

“Our existing vehicles served us well, but are now in need of replacement, and these new vehicles which are coming into service are cleaner, more efficient, safer and have a greater capacity than the old models – they are state-of-the-art in every aspect and a valuable addition to our fleet.”

Michael Dalton
Michael Dalton
Michael graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences, and is a former contributor to The Truck Expert.

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