Hull’s Environmental Services recently bolstered its industrial fleet with a range of new heavy-duty machinery, equipment and vehicles, including vacuum trucks, tractors, aluminum vacuum tankers, roll-off trucks, roll-off boxes and more in an investment of “several million dollars” aimed at growing operations.
The company, headquartered in Panama City FL, said the new vehicles and equipment, in addition to trained personnel, will strengthen its ability to provide services such as emergency spill response, contaminated soil remediation, waste transportation and disposal, tank cleaning, and soil excavation work.
“The environmental services industry is a very competitive and capital-intensive business to be in,” said Kellie Hull, CEO of Hull’s. “But we know our return on investment is solid.
“We believe adding these new fleet vehicles and heavy machinery is the right move at the right time in our organization’s evolution.”
Vacuum trucks arguably are the backbone of environmental services and are commonly used for removing liquids, sludges, semi-solids and solids from pits, containment areas, tanks or other vessels, the company said. Tractors and aluminum tankers frequently haul hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams from point of origin to treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs), and are especially useful for industries that have high volumes of waste product.
Roll-off trucks and roll-off boxes—a combination typically in high demand—is an efficient method of hauling solids and sludges on an as-needed basis. Bulldozers, front-end loaders and trackhoes are common earthmoving equipment for excavating, moving and loading soil.
“With these new vehicles and equipment distributed across six locations in the southeastern and south-central regions of the United States, the ability to serve customers’ needs has greatly expanded,” the company maintained.