Recycling firm Charles Trent has added the first three of six Renault D16 4x2s to its fleet, equipped with Global cabs and finished in its striking red livery.

The D16s are fitted with bespoke Belle Trailers’ Belle 3 + 1 car transporters with hydraulic beaver tail ramp and Nuvech Solutions’ AirBar system, which create a safety zone around the vehicle, protecting drivers and vulnerable road users.

The trucks will be working single shifts collecting end-of-life and salvaged vehicles from across the UK.

Laurance Wateridge, Charles Trent’s fleet manager, said: “In our experience, the Renault trucks have more than proved themselves in terms of performance and reliability and the dealer support we receive from Sparks Commercial Services has been first class, too.

“Their focus on reducing downtime and keeping our vehicles out on the road has been instrumental in running a productive and successful vehicle recycling fleet and it is a pleasure to work with the team.”

He added: “The D16 is a perfect fit for our business, it’s a compact vehicle for its size and, with a substantial payload of 6.8 tonnes we’re maximising our efficiency, which is extremely important to our business.”