Infrastructure services company FM Conway has invested £11m in its vehicle fleet, with new vehicles designed to improve safety.
The company said the new purchases, which bring its liveried fleet to more than 800 vehicles, also reflect its ongoing focus on its self-delivery model.
Safety features include an extended window in the nearside door
Transport manager Peter Parle said: ‘These new vehicles will support our focus on self-delivery, which is at the heart of our business. By delivering projects using our own in-house materials, plant and vehicle fleet we cut costs and bring reliability for customers.
‘FM Conway strives to be at the forefront of road safety initiatives in the construction industry and these new vehicles have been specially designed to keep our drivers and other road users safe.'
The new vehicles include seventeen 8-wheel tippers and two 6-wheel tipper vehicles, as well as five 8-wheel grab lorries and a new bitumen tanker to support the firm’s growing asphalt recovery and recycling operations in London and the south of England.
The company has also invested in two 44-tonne walking floor trailers, two 18-tonne pole lorries to support its specialist lighting operations and a CCTV equipment van for its gully cleansing division.
It said it has worked with its vehicle suppliers on specifications to adapt them with the safety of its drivers and other road users in mind.
New safety features include an extended window in the nearside door of the 8-wheel and 6-wheel tipper trucks to improve drivers’ field of vision and make it easier for them to spot vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
FM Conway says the tractor units also bring major safety benefits to workers and the public thanks to their non-tip design.