GAP invests in tanker services division

GAP Hire Solutions is investing £2 million in liquid waste tankers after introducing a new tanker services division.

The hire specialist has placed an order for 18 x 26t tankers to support the new division, which will offer a range of emptying and cleaning options for septic and wastewater tanks and cesspits.

GAP said the expansion and investment will allow the firm to facilitate waste removal such as septic tank emptying and to work with construction sites to empty effluent waste tanks and provide non-potable water.

Head of procurement Ken Stewart said, “Following on from our initial order of six which have all been delivered as of January, Volvo will be providing the cab/chassis at the rate of one per month. The bodywork will be undertaken by GK&N Services Ltd of Huddersfield who will supply and fit a 3,200-gallon vacuum tank (to hold clean and foul water) to the cab/chassis. This is a significant investment amounting to in excess of £2 million for these 18 units. We’re delighted to continue our excellent working relationship with both Volvo and GK&N.”