Carmarthenshire County Council has taken delivery of 10 DAF LF 220 FA refuse collection trucks for its waste collection service.
The council has switched from its previous hire-in policy to outright ownership, with support from local DAF Dealer, Watts Truck & Van in Swansea, to reduce its wholelife costs.
The latest fleet comes with a 8.1cu m capacity K-Maxi refuse collection body from Kidderminster-based manufacturer, NTM.
The body also comes with the manufacturer’s additional 2.1cu m capacity FK-Pod providing two additional side-loading compartments for recyclables.
Andrew Elkin, fleet manager at Carmarthenshire County Council, said: "DAF vehicles have been an integral part of our hired-in fleet for several years.
"The move to outright purchase is driven by wholelife cost advantages coupled to the peace-of-mind that Watts provides with its aftersales commitment.
“Such is the intensive nature of the council’s waste collection service, uptime becomes a critical facet of the truck fleet."