Blacktown City Council paraded six special edition Dennis Eagle waste collection trucks at the Blacktown Festival on the weekend, each outfitted with a unique charity‐aligned livery designed to raise awareness for the Amy Gillett Foundation, the Black Dog Institute, Keep NSW Beautiful, Cancer Council NSW, Diabetes NSW & ACT and Redkite.
Penske Commercial Vehicles partnered with our local dealer in Sydney to deliver the six trucks to the council.
Paving the way for refuse collection vehicles in Australia, the six Dennis Eagle ‘Elite 2’ trucks include unprecedented safety and driver comfort features.
With single low‐step entry, class‐leading compact wheel base, stand‐up walk‐through cab, disc brakes on all wheels, best‐in‐class mirror package, extremely low window lines and outstanding visibility, public safety has been at the forefront of the product’s design.
Customised for the council’s requirements, the fleet features modern ergonomic interiors with a number of comfort attributes to keep operators performing in the demanding refuse collection application.
In 2015, Penske Commercial Vehicles and our local dealer in Sydney also supplied Blacktown City Council with the same model of truck as part of a separate contract, with the council adorning the vehicle in a White Ribbon livery.
Penske Commercial Vehicles’ General Manager – Sales, Mark Mello, said the success of the initial truck supplied to the council laid the foundation for the subsequent delivery.
“The feedback we received about the first truck delivered to the Blacktown City Council was very positive, and that gave us an opportunity to work with our Sydney dealer on the supply of these six units,” said Mr Mello.
“The council serves a huge resident base making truck attributes such as fuel efficiency, driver comfort and driver safety paramount.
“The Elite 2 range has led the way in the waste collection market with state‐of‐the‐art features, an ongoing improvement process and partnerships with body suppliers that have all resulted in a fantastic overall package that delivers outstanding performance in the urban environment.
“Both Penske Commercial Vehicles and our Sydney dealer have worked with the council over a few years now to provide the best value for money and low whole‐of‐life costs to the people of Blacktown, as well as supporting this council initiative promoting such important charities in the community.”