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Tarmac purchases first battery electric mixer truck

As part of the company’s commitment to net zero, Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for the first battery electric mixer truck in the UK.
fuel theft

How to reduce the risk of fuel theft on construction sites

Fuel theft advice for remote national infrastructure sites, construction industry and rural community after the removal of the entitlement to use red diesel from most sectors with effect from 1st April 2022.
electric telehandler

First construction and engineering firm in Ireland invests in JCB 525-60E...

John Sisk & Son becomes the first construction and engineering firm in Ireland to invest in the JCB 525-60E electric telehandler.
Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

First crane company in the world moves to Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Ainscough Crane Hire has become the first crane company in the world to commit to using Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel across its entire fleet.
JCB hydrogen engines,

JCB invests £100m on super-efficient hydrogen engines

JCB is investing £100m to deliver super-efficient hydrogen engines, as it aims to have the first machines available for sale to customers by the end of 2022.
hvo fuels

Kier trials use of HVO fuels on four sites

Kier trials use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuels across its construction business to help the company reach its net zero goals.
miter defence contract

AmeyBriggs £240m MITER defence contract begins

The Amey and Briggs £240m MITER defence contract has now gone live, which will see the duo maintain and manage construction and materials handling equipment used by British forces.
Electric vehicle charge points, Royal London

Mitie installs first electric vehicle charge points for Royal London

Mitie, supporting Royal London, has installed the first ten electric vehicle (EV) charge points at its office in Alderley Park.
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Cadman Cranes adopts sustainable HVO fuel for mobile crane fleet

Cadman Cranes is adopting sustainable hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) as a more environmentally friendly fuel alternative to diesel.
construction theft

Specialist police unit to target construction plant & machinery theft

The launch of the CESAR Scheme, owned by the Construction Equipment Association (CEA), has had a major impact on criminality, driving down theft significantly for machinery brands that have adopted the scheme.
Construction machinery

BAM to reduce emissions from construction machinery by 90%

BAM has committed to running all of its UK construction machinery using recycled cooking oil, contributing to goals focused on reducing carbon emissions from its activities.
Speedy, fleet, lifts

Speedy’s fleet expansion plan underway

Speedy has invested in 130 new electric lifts as it begins a multi-million-pound equipment expansion plan for 2021.
carbon-neutral supplier,

Laing O’Rourke renews carbon neutral contract with Commercial

Following the launch of its new global sustainability targets, Laing O’Rourke has renewed its contract with carbon-neutral stationery supplier, Commercial.
vauxhall ev, electric vehicles,

Vauxhall supplies Mitie with new zero emissions van

Taking Mitie past the landmark of 1,000 electric vehicles (EV), this is the first of 655 Vivaro-e vans on order to be delivered by the end of the year.
Used machinery,

Demand for used machinery: The upward trend continues

As many industries continue their journeys back from a challenging 2020, global demand for used equipment continues to increase. Many businesses remain wary of making big investments in new machinery, while supply chain issues have hit delivery levels for new equipment. All told, it makes the market for used heavy equipment a place of exciting opportunities for both buyers and sellers, explains Karl Werner, president international at Ritchie Bros.
construction worker,

Director and project manager sentenced after construction worker dies

A company director and project manager have been sentenced after a construction worker was killed when the forward tipping dumper truck he was operating overturned.

Skanska puts electric vehicle policy into action

Skanska UK has taken a major step towards its target to become carbon neutral by 2045 with the introduction of a radically new electric vehicle (EV) company car policy.
vehicle tracking system

How vehicle tracking can help enforce company speeding policy

Quartix explores how vehicle tracking systems can help enforce your company speeding policy and make journeys safer for your drivers.
Location data, Geospatial Commission

Government launches £2m transport location data competition

The Geospatial Commission has partnered with Innovate UK to create a new £2m competition which will look at how location data can spark innovation and support the future of mobility for the United Kingdom. Abigail Page, head of innovation and skills at the Geospatial Commission, explains.
vehicle tracking dashboard,

Could vehicle tracking dashboards make your fleet more productive?

Operational dashboards provide you a live summary of data that your vehicle tracking system collects. Quartix dashboards are a good choice for your business vehicle tracking needs.
automated cone laying vehicle,

Kier adopts automated cone laying vehicle on road scheme

After successful extensive off-road testing, an automated cone laying vehicle has now taken to the road network for the first time.
Predictive engineering, big data

Predictive engineering analytics, big data and the future of design

Data has evolved from a tool for looking at the past to one that can predict the future, Ravi Shankar and Jan Larsson discuss more.
Drone technology

The impact drone technology may have on the construction industry

Jack Bird from Postage Supermarket discusses how an upcoming technological advancement, drone deliveries, may mix things up for the construction industry. He thinks that the focus is on ‘evolution’ not ‘revolution’ – which has always been the case for the industry, right? 
electric van, equipment hire

LEVC and Speedy team up to test new electric van

Tools and equipment hirer, Speedy is trialling converted electric van to introduce innovative, sustainable solutions that can reduce carbon emissions.

UK fleet activity returns to pre-Covid levels

Research conducted by vehicle tracking systems supplier, Quartix shows UK fleet activity levels returning to normal following the Covid-19 national lockdown period.
defence contract

AmeyBriggs wins £240.2m MITER defence contract

AmeyBriggs has been awarded a £240.2m contract to maintain and manage the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) fleet of construction and materials handling equipment.

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