The Dennis Eagle ProView will go to work in New York City as part of the bid by Century Waste Services to further improve safety in the city’s refuse collection operations.
The refuse vehicle provides excellent direct vision, helping drivers see pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, and any obstacles on the roads around them more easily. It also features a low-entry walk-thru cab which makes entering and exiting the vehicle safer.
Century Waste owner and founder Marc Savino said, “Historically, cab-over-engine trucks have been used in New York City because they provided better visibility for the driver, resulting in better safety. But the ProView has the engine behind the cab which enables it to have even larger, more panoramic windows all around the cab. These provide a much better field of view which significantly improves visibility and advances safety even more. It also means there is far more room and comfort for drivers."
Savino stated that because of the lower entry, there is less strain on employees, reducing the likelihood of slips or falls. It enables workers to walk straight out on to the curb.
Purchased from Allegiance Trucks of New Jersey, the dealership is based just down the road from Century Waste which makes it convenient for maintenance.
The ProView is made specifically for waste collection operations in the North American market. It is built in a dedicated plant in Summerville, South Carolina.
Century Waste Service’s first ProView will initially operate in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, but Savino explained the company is among the bidders for New York City’s Commercial Waste Zones which are planned to be introduced later this year.
“If all goes well with our first ProView, we’ll be looking to buy more and they’ll become a familiar sight throughout New York’s boroughs.”