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Northern Beaches takes major order of Dennis Eagle trucks

Waste management contractor United Resource Management will take delivery of 40 new Dennis Eagle Elite 2 commercial vehicles as part of residential refuse collection for Sydney's Northern Beaches Council.

The residential area covers Manly, Pittwater and Waringah as part of a new waste contract that began earlier this month with 300,000 new bins being delivered to residents as part of the new service.

Of the 40 trucks purchased, 30 are dual-control units featuring a 4.85m wheelbase.

The other ten are right-hand drive units with a 5.35m wheelbase.

Paired with a Cummins ISL engine, the Dennis Eagle trucks also combine an Allison 3500 series transmission and a Dana axle and driveshaft

Colourful liveries on each of the units have been adopted to promote environmental initiatives supported by Northern Beaches Council including the elimination of single-use plastic products, support of EPA NSW initiatives and White Ribbon Australia.

The trucks have been fitted with technology that allows residents to track collection vehicles in real time.

As Dennis Eagle prides itself on exceptional visibility, the trucks have been specifically adapted for the Australian market in which the company regards itself as a leader in refuse collection.

The safety features include a one-step entry and exit cab, tall and wide door openings, flat floors, walk-through cabins, well-positioned grab handles, and a high visibility mirror package.

Kevin Copelin, Penske Commercial Vehicles Fleet Sales Manager said the company worked closely with United Resource Management to supply Dennis Eagle products that would best suit the residential refuse collection market.

“Dennis Eagle is the only vehicle that is designed specifically for waste collection duties in an urban environment," he said.

“With the best direct vision in its class, as recognised by Transport for London with the only 5-star direct vision standard (DVS) rating, Dennis Eagle trucks maximise safety for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bike riders," said Copelin.

David Johnston, CEO of United Resource Management said the safety features of the Dennis Eagle Elite 2 model were paramount in the decision-making process.

“URM is committed to the safety of all road users, residents, and our staff,” he said.

“The safety features of the Dennis Eagle trucks such as low cab entry, reverse smart technology, and best visibility package, align with our commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of the entire community.”

As part of the sale, Penske Commercial Vehicles and local dealer Penske Power Systems Sydney will provide driver training and familiarisation.

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