A leading waste haulage and recycling company based on Teesside is investing £600,000 to expand its fleet to meet increasing demand for skip hire, waste disposal and recycling services.
Thornaby-based Scott Bros say the new vehicles include two skip loaders, a Mercedes tipper wagon, and a low-loader, with plans to also buy two tipper grabs in the coming months.
With the total number of vehicles in the fleet now exceeding 50, the firm is able to provide a more comprehensive service across Teesside and areas of the wider North East.
The addition of the 18-tonne skip loaders creates a larger skip hire operation across the North East, whilst the 32-tonne Mercedes tipper wagon transports and delivers materials to the Scott Bros sites for a range of recycling processes.
The new 80-tonne low loader delivers a variety of machinery and equipment across the UK. Scott Bros’ low loader drivers hold essential qualifications, including NVQs and IPAF cards, to enable the safe transportation of equipment on the UK road network.
The next stage of the company’s fleet investment will be the acquisition of two tipper grab trucks to replace older versions.
The vehicles have the ability to haul 16 tonnes, and also have self-loading capabilities and feature overhead loading arms.
The firm’s transport manager Peter Scott (pictured above) said: “The recent fleet expansion is essential to support the increasing demand we are experiencing at Scott Bros.
“We are aiming to increase the company’s provision of skip hire in the North East this year, so we need a higher quantity of vehicles to allow this.
“Scott Bros is also always looking to increase its recycling capacity. The addition of new wagons and low loaders allows us to transport a higher quantity of materials and plant more quickly and safely for our customers.”