Carmarthenshire County Council takes delivery of 10 DAF refuse trucks
Carmarthenshire County Council has taken delivery of 10 DAF LF 220 FA refuse collection trucks for its waste collection service. The council has switched from its previous hire-in policy to outright ownership, with support from local DAF Dealer, Watts Truck & Van in Swansea, to reduce its wholelife costs. The latest fleet comes with a 8.1cu m capacity K-Maxi refuse collection body from Kidderminster-based manufacturer, NTM.
The body also comes with the manufacturer’s additional 2.1cu m capacity FK-Pod providing two additional side-loading compartments for recyclables. Andrew Elkin, fleet manager at Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “DAF vehicles have been an integral part of our hired-in fleet for several years. “The move to outright purchase is driven by wholelife cost advantages coupled to the peace-of-mind that Watts provides with its aftersales commitment.
“Such is the intensive nature of the council’s waste collection service, uptime becomes a critical facet of the truck fleet.”