GPL Hire & Service – part of the GPL (Go Plant Limited) Group – is in the process of strengthening and diversifying its spot hire fleet of refuse collection and specialist recycling vehicles with assistance from Warwick-based specialist vehicle provider, Dennis Eagle.
Having recently taken delivery of four complete Dennis Eagle RCVs, GPL Hire & Service – one of the UK's market leaders in the supply of specialist vehicles to the local authority and term maintenance sectors – is committed to bolstering the size and depth of its current 110-strong RCV fleet this year. As GPL Hire & Service's Director, Malcolm Norton comments: “We aim to significantly increase the size of our RCV spot hire fleet over the next twelve months, whilst also developing the range in terms of the types of vehicles that we have available and which our expanding customer base is demanding. In order to achieve this, we will be looking to develop our association with Dennis Eagle still further.”
Indeed the specification of the latest Dennis Eagle RCV newcomers reflects GPL Hire & Service's strategy of diversification by type. Joining Go Plant's 20-strong RCV and specialist recycling vehicle fleet are two Phoenix 2 20 standard width bodies on the Elite 6 x 4 chassis and two 2.2m narrow bodied P2 9ns on the equivalent narrow variant 6 x 2 chassis. Featuring driver plus three Elite 2 cab, each of the Phoenix 2 bodies has been equipped with Terberg Omni-Del bin lifts.
Commenting on the specification, Malcolm Norton adds: “We know from our customers that 18 tonne RCVs, and in particular narrow bodied ones, are difficult to hire, so our decision to opt for the narrow P2 9N was an obvious one, plus we had a number of customers who were wanting access to the latest 26 tonne vehicles, so these first P20s have helped freshen the look of this part of our fleet.”
Being responsible for operating a total spot hire fleet of some 200 vehicles, and which takes in not only RCVs and recycling vehicles, but a full range of sweepers, tippers, gritters and tankers, GPL Hire & Service only specifies capital machinery that quite literally ticks every box as a means of ensuring that its customers maximise the efficiency of their operation at all times. “Having operated Dennis Eagle's RCVs for quite some time now, we respect the product for its overall reliability, as do our customers, and the ease with which it can be maintained. What's more, Dennis Eagle's RCVs are the frontrunner when it comes to overall cost-effectiveness and residual value. They are also the best on the market in terms of construction and the low entry Elite 2 cab is a winner with almost everyone,” concludes Malcolm.