Hino trucks keep recycling business moving

A locally-owned Darwin company has grown to become the most comprehensive recycling, waste and destruction business in the Northern Territory in just over five years – with the help of a fleet of Hino trucks.

Managing director Leon Schulz said recycling was the core business of NT Recycling Solutions Pty Ltd (NTRS), while waste collection was added due to client demand. The company has grown to 25 employees after Schulz started the recycling business in 2005 with one truck.

“Our goal is to work with our clients to help minimise their costs and reduce waste to landfill, which is a good thing for both parties. NTRS can process more recyclable materials and clients spend less on waste going to landfill – while helping to protect the environment,” Mr Schulz said.

NTRS services the greater Darwin area and some regional areas across the NT. The business runs seven days a week with a fleet of 11 Hinos – including 300 and 500 Series trucks in a range of different configurations and wheelbases.

Mr Schulz said he found one of the main advantages of working with Hino was the ongoing support. “I’ve only ever purchased Hino trucks because the after-sales support from Hino dealers – in our case Vanderfield – has been outstanding.

“Working in the Northern Territory you need reliable back-up support because you cannot easily replace a part, and it is vital to have the support of skilled technicians just in case something happens,” he said. “We need to keep our trucks on the road and many travel long distances and are driving seven days a week – the Hino team have worked overnight on our trucks when required to ensure they are back on the road again by 6:00am the next morning.

“Despite my emphasis on the importance of after-market care I have found the Hino trucks to be reliable and fuel efficient,” Mr Schulz said. “This range of trucks meets the Euro 5 emissions standards and has auto transmission available with a full selection of wheel bases and the variety of configurations we need for our fleet.”

Hino Australia met the January 1 introduction of the Australian Design Rule 80/03 (ADR 80/03) for vehicle emissions, commonly known as Euro 5, by making only minimal changes to the design and operation of its full range of light, medium and heavy duty trucks.

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