Iveco delivers first Eurocargo RCVs into Riverside Truck Rental

Iveco Eurocargo refuse collection vehicle

Riverside Truck Rental has added six new Iveco refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) to its 2,000-strong spot hire fleet.

Supplied by Avonmouth-based Iveco dealer Aquila Truck Centres, the new arrivals are perfectly suited for the low-speed and stop/start nature of refuse collection work, with each truck benefiting from an Allison five-speed automatic transmission.

The Eurocargo is the only Euro VI medium-range vehicle to meet emissions standards with a single anti-emission system – Iveco’s patented HI-SCR technology – which utilises the passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF). This requires neither driver involvement nor downtime from forced regeneration, meaning productivity is increased for both the driver and operator. HI-SCR also eliminates any requirement for customers to periodically operate the vehicle at motorway speeds to clean out the DPF – which can negatively impact upon fuel use, vehicle availability and driver’s hours.

The trucks have been mounted with bodies built by Geesink Norba and will be available to hire out to fleets including private sector waste companies and local authorities on either spot or contract hire basis.

Chris Snelson, fleet and asset director at Riverside Truck Rental, said: “The Eurocargo gives us the flexibility to offer customers a smaller and more compact vehicle, which can out-manoeuvre a standard 26-tonne RCV built on traditional three-axle chassis.

“Early feedback from customers have been really positive. They clearly recognise the benefits of HI-SCR and there’s strong demand for vehicles of this size in the market.”

All service and maintenance work will be conducted within the Iveco dealer network as part of a three-year Iveco Elements package.

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