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year, taking its market share up a full percentage point from 13.3 to 14.3%.
The wastes sector of the truck market is one in which Volvo Trucks and its Volvo Group sister company Renault Trucks have both been stepping up sales efforts recently.
One example of where this has begun to pay off can be found in Wolverhampton where the latest new trucks to join the Jones Skips  eet are a 6x4 Volvo FH-500 tractive unit and two 4x2 Volvo FL-250 18-tonnes-gvw rigids. There are 43 trucks in this company’s  eet at present, most
of them Dafs. Plain-speaking director Lyndon Rushby explains why his local Volvo dealer, Hartshorne Motor Services, won the latest order, especially for the
two 18-tonners. “I’m very open,” he says. “If someone comes to me I say: here’s the quote I’ve already got and the spec. Now you have to match or beat it.” Options speci ed by Rushby for the two new Volvo FLs include steel suspension, the 250hp rating for their D8K engines, traction control, hill-hold and vertical exhausts. “They are a better drive than my other skip lorries and, so far, we’ve had no problems,” he says. “They’re doing just what I thought they would do.”
Mercedes-Benz Trucks too has been enjoying sales success lately in the wastes- management sector, not least with its low-entry-cab Econic range. One of the latest big Econic orders came from Suez Recycling and Recovery UK (formerly Sita UK), which handles around nine million tonnes of domestic, commercial and industrial waste annually. Following renewal of a contract with Doncaster Council, Suez has put 38 new Econic 2630LL 6x2 refuse collection trucks
into service in the South Yorkshire
town. The trucks are powered by 220hp Euro 6 Mercedes diesel engines driving through six-speed fully-automatic Allison gearboxes. Most are  tted with Faun Variopress VP22 bodies with Zoeller Rotary 3 bin-lift equipment. “This combination offers excellent reliability, quick and safe bin-lifting operations,
and a competitive payload,” says Suez technical manager,  eet, James Grif n.
No Suez crisis: 38 new Econics working on its Doncaster contract.
Trucks at 6.0 tonnes gvw and above
Manufacturer (parent or controlling group)
2018  rst nine months
2017  rst nine months
%change
2018 market share (%)
2017 market share (%)
Daf Trucks (Paccar)
8,298
9,941
-16.5
27.4
30.3
Mercedes-Benz (Daimler)
4,949
5,154
-4.0
16.3
15.7
Scania (Volkswagen)
4,658
4,897
-4.9
15.4
14.9
Volvo Trucks (Volvo Group)
4,343
4,356
-0.3
14.3
13.3
MAN (Volkswagen)
2,709
2,447
+10.7
8.9
7.5
Iveco (CNH Industrial)
2,199
2,628
-16.3
7.3
8.0
Renault Trucks (Volvo Group)
1,375
1,555
-11.6
4.5
4.7
Isuzu Truck (Isuzu)
665
659
+0.9
2.2
2.0
Dennis Eagle (Terberg)
574
547
+4.9
1.9
1.7
Fuso (Daimler)
468
534
-12.4
1.5
1.6
others (unidenti ed by SMMT)
70
56
+25.0
0.2
0.2
total
30,308
32,774
-7.5
100
100
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