In South Australia, Adelaide’s Bettatrans recently invested in Azmeb High Volume Side Tippers (HVSTs) to work on a new contract with Visy, moving waste from a transfer station in the suburbs to a plant in a major industrial area for processing.
The units feature hinged upper bodies which effectively double their volumetric capacity with little increase in tare weight, in a design that Bettatrans Director, Chris Cunningham, says enables a truck to pull in to a site, unload and leave in one minute. “[Our customers] are always after the dollar, like every big company. You just have to be on your toes, be the most efficient operator, with the most fuel-efficient set-up,” he says.
Just like the rest of the trucking industry, the waste management sector has a pronounced focus on finding efficiency improvements – a search that recently led two waste specialists to Azmeb’s High Volume Side Tipper model.
The quest for productivity and efficiency is a constant trend across Australia’s commercial road transport industry, and the booming waste transport sector is no different. In a constant effort to get the job done in a more efficient manner, waste specialists are working to improve their processes and equipment. For some, this has meant making the switch from moving floor trailers to side tippers.