As the recycling industry becomes more sophisticated, more sophisticated trucks are required. The new Scania NGT V8 fills the bill for Melbourne’s fast-growing Future Recycling.
“We plan to recycle 65% of the materials we receive,” says Tyrone Landsman, owner of Future Recycling.
“Our aim is to double the volume (of domestic waste) going through our transfer station, and we are making it viable for commercial waste also.”
Scania trucks dominate Tyrone’s 30-strong fleet, as he believes they portray the right image for the Future Recycling brand, and he wants quality uniformity across all consumer and commercial touch points.
Recently Tyrone took delivery of two of the latest-generation R 620 V8 prime movers to cart material from Dandenong, Hallam and Shepparton to Laverton.
“I wanted a powerful versatile truck that could haul a B-double one day and the next day a single trailer for metro work.”
Tyrone cites the attractiveness of the Scania Service Maintenance contract as a decisive factor in the purchase.
“We don’t have a full workshop as it’s not our core business, and while we maintain the trucks in good condition for their lifespan, the Scania Service Maintenance contract is very competitive and comprehensive.
“The contract basically means we have a partnership with Scania who ensures the trucks are maintained in accordance with regulations and service books,” he says.
The latest Scania additions to the Future Recycling fleet are also fitted with the driver monitoring system, and while Tyrone believes it works well, the varying applications from single trailers to B-doubles and highway to metro work doesn’t allow for direct competition among the drivers.
But Tyrone is quick to point out that each of the drivers tries to beat their previous score whenever the application is the same.
“The drivers love the comfort and manoeuvrability as well as the Adaptive Cruise Control and now use it all the time.
”I am sure that it’s contributing to the 2.2 km per litre they are averaging. And you must remember, most of their driving is in and around Melbourne, which is a traffic nightmare.”