Plant operator Eddie O’Donnell swapped the controls of his Liebherr materials handlers for a Ford saloon recently to take part in the West Cork Rally. He's more usually found hauling logs on the Isle of Mull.
An Aberdeen company has become the Scotland’s largest operator of Trimble machine-controlled plant after increasing its connected fleet to 14. And it's helped secure two multi-million pound contracts.
Plant operators in Scotland will have the opportunity to give their verdict on card schemes at a meeting in Stirling in January. A series of events will seek clarification on the passport schemes.
A wash bay for construction plant cleaned up at a recent environmental awards presentation. Trime UK’s X-Splash product competed against more than 800 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards.
Scotland’s sole contender in a scheme for the world’s best demolition companies has won an award for its work on Glasgow’s Red Road flats. Safedem was the only Scottish company to reach the shortlist...again.
Caterpillar is launching a new look for its machines, engines, generators and work tools. The latest branding colour echoes the graphics used on the company’s first crawler tractors in 1925.
European MPs this week rejected proposals to include construction plant in ‘clean’ vehicles legislation. “...not an appropriate instrument to cover mobile machines such as those manufactured by CECE member companies”.
A major shake-up could be on the cards for the future of plant operators’ ‘passports’ as the CITB presses ahead with its sale of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme.
JCB chairman Lord Bamford was in Scotland last week to officially open the new Edinburgh depot of dealer Scot JCB. Six times bigger than the previous site, it represents “a massive investment” by the dealer.