West Lothian-based waste management and recycling specialist 3R Solutions has praised Fruehauf for delivering 14 sloper Smoothsider tippers in a matter of weeks, helping the firm prepare for an important new contract.

Having never previously dealt directly with Fruehauf, the 3R Solutions team said it was ”hugely impressed” with the speedy turnaround of the order, which also included the application of the company’s livery at the manufacturer’s Grantham site.

The 14 tippers represent new additions to its 100-plus mixed commercial vehicle fleet.

3R Solutions owner, David Ireland, said: “We had just secured a new contract and I needed the tippers promptly. I contacted the team at Fruehauf and they really stepped up, providing us with these fantastic Smoothsiders from their Ready to Go stock.

”The fact we were also able to have them expertly liveried in our company colours was a major bonus. It’s fair to say that Fruehauf really came up trumps for us.”

The 14 tippers will be used for the transportation of anaerobic digestion feedstocks and are specified with an extra waterproof seal for a cleaner and easier tip. They join a fleet comprised of more than 20 tippers, 45 tractor units and 40 tankers, all providing solutions to waste management issues across a wide range of industries and applications UK-wide.

Commenting on Fruehauf’s level of service, Ireland added: “It’s been first-class from start to finish. Nothing has been too much trouble. After we provided our requirements, they were quick to provide us with solutions and truly delivered on their promises.

“The new Smoothsider trailers are built to last and look great on the road, helping to promote the business and bolster our reputation.”

3R Solutions was estalished in 2008 and provides a range of services throughout the UK, including liquid waste tankering, organic waste recycling, tank cleaning, farm services, anaerobic digestion support and waste management consultancy.