Picture of one of RTS's new Renault Trucks

RTS buys five new Renault Trucks

Published:  19 September, 2018

Integrated waste services provider RTS Waste Management has added five new Renault Trucks to its fleet.

The company, based in London and Kent, cites vehicle durability and stand-out customer service from Renault Trucks Essex as the key to its choice.

The purchase includes one Range C480 drawbar unit equipped with Hyva hookloader equipment and four Range D18.250 vehicles fitted with Boughton skip loaders. A further two further Range C460.32 8x2/6 rear-steer refuse collection vehicles with Incomol Belgium dustcart compactor bodywork are scheduled for delivery in November.

Matt Jeffery, transport manager at RTS Waste said:  ‘It’s quite simple – Renault Trucks make my life easier.

‘All you want to know in this business is that if a problem happens, it will get sorted and the truck will be back on the road ASAP. The team at West Thurrock is, in my opinion, the best; you just can’t beat them. That’s why I insisted on Renault Trucks for our latest additions.

‘The level of service from the team there is second-to-none. Basically if we break it, they fix it and if they can’t fix it they will get a replacement. The uptime is great and I can’t fault them at all.’

Matt was equally animated in his praise for the Renault Trucks range: ‘As well as excellent service from the dealership, I’ve also had great experiences with the Renault Trucks vehicles and this was all instrumental in getting them into our fleet. These latest additions bring the total number of Renault Trucks to 14, which is testament to the belief we have in both the product and the back-up service.’

As RTS Waste prides itself on meeting customer’s stringent recycling targets and making improvements to their bottom line, vehicle durability was key.

Matt said: ‘The trucks are being used for very strenuous jobs on a daily basis and with multiple drivers, all with differing driving styles, so the trucks can take a serious pounding. They are put to the test on tips, landfills and around the potholed London streets. The Renaults are more than up to the job; they are total workhorses.’ 

Fitted with the Optitronic 6AS 1000 automated gearbox and clutch, the D18s come with six forward gears and one reverse gear with automatic, manual and manoeuvre modes and gear selection at the steering wheel.

Matt concluded: ‘The drivers didn’t like the sound of driving a Renault truck initially but now they absolutely love them and think they are perfect to drive. The automated gearbox and gear change in particular is excellent and just right for our type of operation.’

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