What is said to be the largest mobile shredding truck outside the USA , and costing in excess of 300,000, has been put on the road with a new DAF CF 310 FAS 6 2 26-tonne rigid by Shred Station. The company, which has BSIA and PCI DSS accreditations and bases in Norwich and Harlow, operates across the UK on high security shredding and disposal work, and has just won a new five-year contract to which the DAF will be dedicated. The new fleet addition has a Vecoplan mobile shredder and bin lifter, all installed by a bodybuilder in the Netherlands, Transcom, before going out to Germany to be scrutinised and approved by the body designers. Shred Station s managing director, Simon Franklin, said, This is now the largest mobile shredding vehicle on the roads outside America. The Americans have been using this type of mobile shredding vehicle for many years, so due to ever increasing demand over here for a smaller shred size and faster throughput we teamed up with Vecoplan and Transcom to bring this to Europe. One of some 16 DAF trucks on the FORS Silver standard fleet, the latest addition has a lifting rear axle, specified by Shred Station to reduce tyre wear and aid with manoeuvrability in tight urban and industrial environments. Simon Franklin again, We already run Goodyear FUELMAX tyres to help keep operating costs down, so the more we can protect them and extend their working life the better the return on our investment. Simon Franklin has selected DAF for the Shred Station fleet based on previous experience of the marque. They are cost-effective, fuel-efficient, reliable trucks, and you don t get much better than that. Simon had tried another marque in the past, but said that, while cheaper to buy, they had proved to be an unreliable truck with an even more unreliable dealer . DAFs are a very robust and cost effective vehicle, he said, we get real value for money and second to none support from both our local dealers Ford & Slater, in Norwich, Harris DAF at Lea Valley, near our Harlow depot and the entire DAF network if we ever need it. Mobile shredders are unique vehicles, you can t just go out and rent another one if you have a problem on the road, so having DAFaid and the national network to rely on is very reassuring. As with any transport business these days, even one as specialised as Shred Station, drivers are an important factor in operational reliability. While some of the larger DAFs run all over the UK, many of Shred Station s 7.5, 12, 15, 18 and new 26t DAFs will run just an hour or two from their depot and then start the tough shredding work. Whatever the size of DAF, Shred Station reported its drivers were all happy with the comfort and refinement of the DAF cabs. Fuel, that other major operational factor, was also reported to be good with the fleet. It isn t just the fuel consumption associated with travelling to the customer site that is important. In the majority of our vehicles we have on-board shredders that require engine power to drive a built-in PTO, and this is where fuel consumption is also key. It can be very demanding, but DAFs have always had a good reputation for economy and we are very happy with their performances for us.
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GGR Group continues to show their commitment to FORS Gold transportation standards, through the introduction of a new eco-friendly DAF CF 460 FTG Euro 6 Truck and Tri-axle self steering 39,000kg Machinery Carrier to their fleet. With this new addition GGR have advanced transport solutions for all types of delivery and collection requirements by drawing on its current fleet which includes vehicles from 3.5 to 32 tonnes. FORS (The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) is an accreditation scheme encompassing all aspects of vehicle safety, fuel efficiency, vehicle emissions and improved operations for transport fleets. GGR started their journey with FORS in 2013 and since then have increased their vehicle delivery fleet by 42.86%. With the investment in equipment and training, they have been able to show definite improvements in safety and awareness of drivers and vulnerable road users. Peter O Grady, of F&G sales, delivered the formal handover of the new truck alongside Adrian Richards, GGRs Transport Manager, at GGR Headquarters in Manchester, on 1 st of September 2016. Adrian said We have been FORS Gold for the past 2 years promoting and attaining the FORS standards. GGR has reduced small vehicle movements where possible by consolidating load. This has been achieved by investing in specialised larger load capacity vehicles and the planning of our hire fleet delivery s and collections. By increasing our flexible transport fleet, GGR have been able to invest in the latest vehicle technology focusing on the environment in reduced emissions and the safety for other road users. With vehicle side scan, forward side and rear cameras fitted, the driver has the highest level of vision whilst driving on our busy congested roads. GGR have invested in improving drivers skills in awareness of vulnerable road users, the drivers have completed Safe Urban Driving and FORS e-learning to ensure they are and promoting vehicle safely. Giving our customers tailor made solution through hire and delivery options . GGR Group are Europe s leading supplier of vacuum handling equipment, compact pick and carry cranes, UNIC mini spider cranes and restricted access lifting machinery. The business was established in 1995 by brother and sister team Graeme and Gill Riley, who now hold the posts of chief executive and managing director respectively. From small beginnings, the company employs over 100 people across three UK sites; its headquarters in Oldham, near Manchester; Long Crendon in Buckinghamshire and at Blantyre in Scotland. The company also has a network of around 30 dealers across Europe and the United Arab Emirates. Earlier this year, it won a Queen s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.
Much more than a Test Centre 13 September 2016 Established by Joe Gormley in 1984, Interparts Drumalee Ltd has come a long way over the past three decades Interparts Drumalee Ltd is a one-stop shop for all your vehicle testing, servicing and repairs, tachograph calibration, vehicle plating, truck and trailer parts, new and used truck sales, while truck hire is also available. Located one mile outside Cavan town on main N3 Dublin road, the company is also a main DAF Commercial Dealership for the North-East region. Established by Joe Gormley in 1984, Interparts Drumalee Ltd has come a long way over the past three decades. Joe a native of Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim is a former Leitrim county footballer having won 6 senior championships with his native Sean O Heslins GFC in Ballinamore. When he moved to Cavan he also went on to play with both Drumalee GFC and Cavan Rugby club for a number of years. He relocated the business to its current site on the Dublin Road, Cavan in 1987 and he began testing light goods vehicles in 1993, followed by heavy goods vehicles a short time later. The business has developed and expanded as the commercial Vehicle Testing sector itself has evolved through the establishment of a rigorous compliance infrastructure by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and the investment and commitment of the members of the SIMI Vehicle Testers Network. Interparts Drumalee are NSAI certified I.S. EN ISO 9001:2008 CITA 9B. The CVRT inspection includes checking brakes, lights, markings, wheels and tyres, steering and suspension, chassis and underbody, tachograph, speed limiter, exhaust emissions, electrical systems, glass and mirrors etc. As one of the busiest Test Centres in the country with four full-time testers their opening hours are 9am to 6pm and late opening to 9pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. Many of their customers still prefer to phone in their booking to Annamarie Costello, Test Centre Manager, on 049 4331777 but they also have upgraded their technology to facilitate on-line bookings which can be made on www.interparts.ie. Interparts Drumalee is a NSAI approved test centre with a wide scope such a Heavy Goods Trailer Licencing verification and they can carry out IVA Certification for new Trucks and Commercial vehicles. This exceptional, multifaceted operation provides a diverse range of services to hauliers and also to owners and operators of other vehicles and equipment. Simply put, there aren t many who can match the efficiency and dependability of Interparts Drumalee when it comes to vehicle repairs, servicing, commercial vehicle testing, Spare Parts, Truck Sales and Truck Hire. Interparts Drumalee offers a full range of repairs and servicing for all makes and models of light and heavy goods vehicles. General and Service Manager Robbie Malone, with years of experience in the business, runs an efficient customer focussed Service Department. With the latest diagnostic equipment on hand to cover all makes of trucks and trailer systems, no job is too big or too small for the highly skilled team at this Cavan place of excellence. Servicing, maintenance and repairs are carried out in a state-of-the-art workshop which is fully equipped to also carry out Tachograph and Speed limiter installation and calibration, chassis plating, 6, 9, and 12 week inspections and all general repairs. The company also offers an out of hour s breakdown assistance service. Since its inception, the family-run business has been providing a personal touch which customers have come to appreciate. It has the equipment and the manpower to carry out any kind of repair work. The ESB, Leaseplan, eir and Cavan Co Council are just some of the companies that put their trust in Interparts to look after their fleets. The company also runs a large Parts business covering 16 counties with three vans and Sales Reps on the road explains Parts Manager Gabriel Fitzsimons: We are proud to be able to offer our customers the widest range of both genuine and alternative truck, trailer and light Commercial Parts. We stock everything from engine and serviceable parts, transmission parts, electrical and lighting products, air suspension, brakes and cabin parts. We also stock a wide range of spares for the leading trailer axle manufacturers such as ROR, BPW, SAF and Mercedes. We have every part you can think of. Committed to supplying quality parts at competitive prices, Interparts warehouse is stocked with a huge range of parts which will ensure your downtime is kept to a minimum. Parts for all the leading brands can be delivered nationwide within 24 hours of being ordered. The company carries a quality range of Used Commercials at all times including makes such as DAF, Volvo and Scania and they can also source any make of truck to suit any potential customer requirements and budget. They also supply new DAF commercials direct to the customer and provide Tractor Units for hire at competitive prices. We are extremely busy at the moment and have established a loyal customer base. Our CVRT Centre and parts division both bring in a lot of extra business to our garage, Robbie adds. Interparts currently employs 30 staff. The well-established business offers a fast, efficient, professional, friendly and cost-effective service to all customers. Opening hours are from 9am to 6pm Monday and Friday, 9am to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 10am to 5pm on Saturdays. Interparts keeping your wheels in motion Interparts Drumalee Ltd, Dublin Road, Cavan. Telephone: 049 4331777 After Hours Service: Gabriel or Robbie 086 8523620, 086 6865075 Email: email@example.com Website: www.interparts.ie Taken from I rish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 N o 10, December 2015/January 2016  References ^ rish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Vol 18 No 10, December 2015/January 2016 (www.brtanspares.ie)