Hazrem Environmental in South Wales has added four new DAF XF 530 6×2 tractor units to its hazardous waste and recycling specialist fleet. The new trucks have delivered an immediate uplift in productivity over existing models in the company’s ADR-specification fleet.
The top-of-the-range DAF XFs feature Super Space Cabs and DAF’s lightweight mid-lift ‘FTP’ 6×2 axle configuration to offer Hazrem an additional 1.5-tonnes of payload. Hydraulic wet-kits are fitted for operation with the company’s waste vacuum tankers, while on-board axle weighing equipment ensures optimal loading and, consequently, a safer, compliant and more efficient operation.
The trucks will operate across Hazrem’s operations, including the transport and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Equipment includes ADR and non-ADR waste vacuum tankers for bulk liquid waste, and curtain-sided trailers for carrying packaged and drummed waste products.
“We received some positive feedback from local hauliers on the DAF XF mid-lift six-wheeler,” said Hazrem director, Paul Goddard, “and it prompted me to explore the market in more detail. The DAF certainly offered an attractive whole-life proposition,” he said, “and the team at [DAF Dealer] Watts Truck & Van worked hard to provide an exacting specification to deliver better payload, savings on fuel and AdBlue, and an overall reduction in our impact on the environment.
“The new DAF XFs now make up 60 per cent of our fleet,” said Goddard, “and initial indications are that the trucks are going to deliver substantial productivity gains. We’ll wait for 12-months before we can properly evaluate, but the signs are good,” he said.