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Cleanaway adds to Queensland fleet with major order

Waste management company Cleanaway has taken delivery of 18 new Scania 6x4 prime movers.

The order consists of six G 480s and 12 R 560 V8s and is part of a new contract to transport non-recoverable general waste in Queensland from resource recovery stations to landfill sites.

Doug Hughes, Cleanaway South East Queensland Regional Manager, said he anticipated the new vehicles would have an eight-year life span as they were dedicated to 10 hours of operation a day Monday to Friday with some additional hours on Saturday. 

“One of the attractions of Scania was the Driver Support System that scores the drivers on their driving smoothness and anticipation. We are also using the Scania Communicator and vehicle monitoring system to be able to analyse how the vehicles are being used and how well the drivers are performing,” he said.

The trucks will include a full suite of features such as Electronic Stability Program, Advanced Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning.

Payloads of 22-tonne for single trailer rear ejectors and 33-tonne side tipper B-double application were part of the requirements for the prime movers, which have been chosen for flexibility as Cleanaway looks to utilise the heavy vehicles across a variety of tasks in order to meet the growing demands of population growth.

According to Hughes, Scania satisfied Cleanawy’s critical criteria of providing a one-stop shop for servicing and maintaining the new trailers in addition to the trucks.

“We wanted trucks that were capable of coping with growth, flexible enough to run different trailer set ups if we need, and also have a conveniently located servicing outlet, as we planned to have the servicing of trailers and trucks completed at the same time,” he said.

“We have specified trucks that are able to pull single, B-double or A-double trailers if needed, and they are powerful and capable. They are also comfortable, which is important for our drivers.”

“For the G 480s pulling the single rear ejector trailers, the drivers need to exit the vehicle for loading and unloading, so easy access is important for them. The drivers in the R 560 V8s can operate the side loaders from inside the vehicles, including the powered roll-tarps,” said Hughes.

Steven Alberse, Scania National Fleet Manager, said it made sense for Cleanaway to select his company for the new contract.

“Around the world Scania is a significant partner with waste transport companies at all levels, from rear load, front load or hook lift collection to bulk industrial waste transport. Our trucks are engineered to cope with these payloads and duty-cycles, and we are confident the 18 new trucks will serve Cleanaway very well in Queensland,” he said.

“By signing on for our maintenance and monitoring programme we and Cleanaway will have a high degree of visibility over the performance of the fleet and drivers, to ensure the vehicles remain available for work, providing maximum uptime.”

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