Jones Skips takes on six new DAF CFs

Waste and recycling services provider Jones Skips Ltd has bought six new DAF CF 340 six-wheelers as part of its drive to upgrade its fleet ahead of the implementation of clean air zones.

Jones Skips is a family-run business operating from purpose-built facilities in Wolverhampton, providing services across much of the West Midlands including Telford, Lichfield, Tamworth, Central Birmingham, Stourbridge, Kidderminster, Wolverhampton and the Black Country. The company recycles non-hazardous materials using container collections of all sizes and types, particularly dealing with large shopping centres and construction sites.

The company operates vehicles to handle the full range of skip sizes from the smallest two-yard to the largest 40-yard Roll-On-Roll-Off containers. Jones Skips also offer a large range of compaction services, trade waste and front-end loaders. The latest Euro 6 DAF trucks to enter the fleet include the DAF CF 340 FAN 26-tonne Day Cab Rear Steer Chassis.

Jones Skips has invested heavily in its fleet, reacting in advance of the planned implementation of Clean Air Zones in cities such as Birmingham. Their trade waste vehicles are fitted with Spillard 360-degree cameras for increased safety in the operation of the vehicles, with live feedback to base.

The company has a close association with local DAF supplier Greenhous Commercials of Willenhall. Rob Binnion, truck sales manager, has dealt with Jones Skips since 2005. “The latest vehicle has all of the safety features on board such as lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and the latest advanced braking system,” he explained. “It has an 11-litre engine with the latest 12-speed TraXon automated gearbox. For Jones Skips they are supplied with a Dennis Eagle Refuse Body with a VWS weighing system fitted.”

Andy Yeomans, Jones Skips’ commercial and business development director, added: “Our relationship through Rob with Greenhous has been excellent. They turn things around quickly and with little fuss. Our three mechanics understand DAF’s and, whilst we maintain them ourselves, access to parts is a swift operation. We have a pride in the quality of our fleet and it helps to promote our business to a different level. For us reputation, efficiency and customer service are key elements of our success.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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