A colourful assortment of Dennis Eagle refuse trucks has arrived at Blacktown City Council, with eye-catching paint schemes chosen as part of the council’s charity awareness campaign.
The seven dual control side-loading Dennis Eagle trucks delivered by Penske Australia feature colourful paint schemes to promote a variety of charities that include Australian Red Cross, Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT, Mission Australia, NSW Meals on Wheels, RUOK and the Better Foundation.
Mayor of Blacktown City, Tony Bleasdale OAM, said the waste trucks doubled as an important communication channel with local residents.
“Blacktown City Council’s charity awareness campaign has been a key feature on all our new waste trucks from Penske, right from the delivery of our first Dennis Eagle refuse collection vehicle in 2017,” said Bleasdale.
“The rainbow fleet is a bright, positive, and unique way of communicating each individual charity’s message to the residents and visitors of Blacktown City.”
Bringing the Blacktown City Council fleet to 18, the new Dennis Eagle trucks feature fully integrated safety features including single low-step entry, tall and wide door openings, true flat floors, large glass areas for maximum visibility, well-positioned grab handles and a high visibility mirror package.
“Penske Australia’s fleet team and our local Sydney dealership worked closely with Blacktown City Council to deliver these units precisely specified to the requirements of the council,” said Kevin Copelin, fleet sales manager, Penske Australia.
“Clearly you can see why Dennis Eagle’s Elite 2 chassis gets a five-star direct vision standard (DVS) rating, as recognised by Transport for London, for its offering of a full panoramic unencumbered view ensuring the best visibility and protection of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
“In addition to innovative safety features, the trucks are powered by the well-proven Cummins and Allison Transmission drivetrain, and fully supported by Penske’s dealership.”
The Dennis Eagle trucks also feature modern ergonomic interiors with comfort attributes including fully adjustable ISRI 6860 seats, steering columns to accommodate all drivers, fridges, storage space, and more, all designed to keep operators performing at their optimum in the demanding residential refuse collection application.
“Penske’s trucks and bodies have proven extremely reliable, and our drivers are very happy with the Dennis Eagle – Superior Pak combination,” added Bleasdale.
“We look forward to receiving a further seven new Dennis Eagle Euro 6 – Superior Pak combinations in early 2021.”