G’day for Dennis Eagle
Australia’s biggest waste management company Cleanaway has bought its 500th Dennis Eagle ‘Elite’ refuse collection vehicle.
The landmark RCV – an Elite 6x4 chassis with dual control and a side-loading body – was handed over in Melbourne in December by Penske Commercial Vehicles and its local dealer, Westar Truck Centre.
The company bought its first Dennis Eagle ‘Elite’ in 2011 and the 500th truck has been earmarked for Geelong in Victoria, south-west of Melbourne.
“Over the last decade, we have had the opportunity to foster a relationship with Cleanaway that is based on a mutual understanding of what Dennis Eagle offers and what Cleanaway requires,” said Shannon Mair, National Fleet Sales Manager for Penske Commercial Vehicles, Dennis Eagle’s sole distributor in Australia and New Zealand.
“Our vehicles are designed specifically for waste collection duties in an urban environment and our product offering is well-regarded.”
Mr Mair said safety is one of the key selling points of Dennis Eagle vehicles in the Australian market with the Elite’s five-star direct vision standard (DVS) rating making a big impression.
And Cleanaway’s Matthew McKenzie, General Manager for Solid Waste Services in Victoria, backed that up, adding that the driver’s work environment is also very important to the company.
“Our drivers appreciate the single step entry and the walk-through cab which allows them to safely exit the vehicle on the kerb side of the road,” he said.
Penske Commercial Vehicles is also providing product familiarisation and training for drivers and service and maintenance training for Cleanaway’s in-house teams.
Picture 1: Matthew McKenzie, General Manager, Solid Waste Services Victoria, Cleanaway (left) with Shannon Mair, National Fleet Sales Manager, Penske Commercial Vehicles (right)
Picture 2: 500th Dennis Eagle ‘Elite’ RCV delivered to Cleanaway