Transport

Transport team is miles ahead

Heavy transport specialist Collett has been working flat out in Scotland to shift huge wind farm components across the country. The latest job has involved 15 turbines, each featuring 49-metre blades and 75-metre towers.

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No longer round the twist

The HGV drivers’ nightmare is over with completion of a £9.6m contract to realign an infamous hairpin bend in the Highlands. Berriedale Braes once ranked as the most dangerous Scottish road in winter for truck drivers.

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A HARSH choice

Robert Purvis Plant Hire specified its new tippers with a HARSH combined ram and tank front end tipping gear. “Tipper specifications just keep getting better and better,” says managing director Craig Purvis.

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A bigger TIP

TIP Trailer Services has relocated its Scotland branch from Motherwell to a five-acre site at nearby Chapelhall in a move that doubles workshop capacity and provides additional trailer parking space.

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Volvo hits the road

Morayshire firm Limehillock Quarries is using a high-spec Volvo tractor unit to transport equipment to sites across the north of Scotland. 'A substantial investment,' says the company.

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A Class act

A Scots traffic management company has improved fleet safety and efficiency by using a mobile application with integrated telematics. The integrated telematics and camera system can reduce accident rates by up to 39%.

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AB2000 in van deal

AB2000 is replacing more than half of its 50-strong van fleet with new vehicles. It’s the first time the Glasgow-based company – acquired last year by the Quattro Group – has contract hired.

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Grafter does the business

An all-Isuzu distribution fleet at a 15th century West Lothian estate has been boosted with the arrival of the customer’s first Grafter Green 3.5 tonne rigid truck to join three other Grafters.

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Scania ready to deliver

Powered access business AFI group has expanded its transport fleet with a £1m investment in nine Scania vehicles. “We expect powerful, robust, economical performance,” the company says.

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Volkswagen’s Arctic role

A one-off Volkswagen pick-up has been designed exclusively for use in the Arctic Circle. It has a raised ride height, big all-terrain tyres…and a cappuccino maker.

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