URM Group's new Dennis Eagle fleet hits Sydney streets

United Resource Management lauds massive waste truck order


Waste management contractor United Resource Management (URM) has made an eye-catching fleet enhancement, taking on more than 40 Dennis Eagle ‘Elite 2’ trucks for use in residential refuse collection in Sydney’s Northern Beaches Council precinct.

The 40 trucks comprise 30 dual‐control units with a 4.85m wheelbase, and 10 right‐hand drive units with a 5.35m wheelbase.

The Dennis Eagle units all feature colourful liveries to symbolise the Northern Beaches Council’s promotion of environmental initiatives, such as the elimination of single‐use plastic products, support of EPA NSW initiatives, and advocacy of White Ribbon Australia, URM says.


URM CEO David Johnston says the safety features of the Elite 2 model were a key factor in the  decision‐making process for the order.

"URM is committed to the safety of all road users, residents, and our staff," he says.

"The safety features of the Dennis Eagle trucks such as low cab entry, reverse smart technology, and best visibility package, align with our commitment to ensuring the wellbeing of the entire community."

The order is Dennis Eagle's biggest for the year. Read June's truck sale data, here

Penske Commercial Vehicles (PCV) lauds the trucks’ visibility and "excellent safety features including a one‐step entry and exit cab, tall and wide door openings, true flat floors, walkthrough cabins, well‐positioned grab handles, and a high visibility mirror package … making Dennis Eagle one of the safest choices on the market".

"We worked closely with URM to supply Dennis Eagle products that would best suit the residential refuse collection market," PCV fleet sales manager Kevin Copelin says.

"Dennis Eagle is the only vehicle that is designed specifically for waste collection duties in an urban environment.

"With the best direct vision in its class, as recognised by Transport for London with the only 5‐star direct vision standard (DVS) rating, Dennis Eagle trucks maximise safety for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bike riders.

"The Dennis Eagle package comprises the well‐proven combination of Cummins ISL engine, Allison 3500 series transmission, and Dana axles and driveshaft, and is robust, reliable, and simple to maintain."

As part of the sale, Penske Commercial Vehicles and local dealer Penske Power Systems Sydney will provide driver training and familiarisation.

Dennis Eagle revealed its Euro 6 model Elite 2 at Waste 2019 recently.

"Dennis Eagle UK will commence production of Elite 2 chassis with Cummins B6.7 Euro 6 engines later this year, with chassis expected to be available in Q2 2020," Copelin notes.


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