winter maintenance

Adapting to climate change


Rob Bailey, APSE Principal Advisor, looks at the impact of climate change on local authority fleet services.

Snowy Ball has her 15-minutes of fame


Hertfordshire County Council’s gritters have found fame with a guest spot on BBC Radio 2.

Norfolk invests over £3m in new gritter fleet


Norfolk County Council has purchased 27 new gritters as part of its efforts to keep Norfolk moving safely during the winter months.

Surrey council announces 38 new gritting vehicles


A total of 38 brand new gritting vehicles are now available to help keep Surrey moving during the colder months, the county council has announced.

Councils stockpile salt as temperature plummets


Local authorities have nearly 1.5 million tonnes of salt stockpiled across the country ready to treat icy roads and pavements this winter, a new survey has revealed.

South Gloucestershire launches fleet of new gritters


South Gloucestershire Council has launched a fleet of nine new gritters as part of a £1m investment to keep roads safe this winter.

Is a demount vehicle a viable option for winter maintenance?


Historically, demountable bodies have not been popular in the UK. However, Bucher Municipal argues that we will be seeing them more and more on our streets. LAPV reports.

Council introduces digital map to track Snovid-19 and Gritter Thunberg


South Lanarkshire Council has started to use a dedicated gritter tracking map so that residents can follow the progress of Snovid-19, Gritter Thunberg and the council’s other gritters.

Council chiefs warn HGV driver shortage could hit gritting services


Local authority leaders have warned that the HGV driver shortage might hit gritting services this winter.

Council chiefs warn driver shortages could hit gritting services


Local authority leaders have warned that driver shortages could affect gritting services this winter.

Multevo launches the multi-purpose Hydrohog


Multevo has launched a new multi-purpose and ultra-low emissions highway maintenance machine which displaces diesel by up to 40%

Aebi Schmidt’s smart digital solutions


Aebi Schmidt offers smart digital solutions for public sector transport managers to monitor, control and optimise daily operations. LAPV finds out more.

Hako and Amey seal Scottish deal


Hako Machines and the infrastructure support service provider, Amey Plc, have agreed a deal that will see them working together to support Scottish infrastructure over the next eight years. LAPV finds out more.

Mercedes-Benz Arocs spreaders ready for winter in Lincolnshire 


Lincolnshire County Council has chosen Mercedes-Benz Arocs to clear its roads of snow and ice through the winter. The authority has added these trucks to its fleet in preparation for the onset of the cold season, by taking delivery of four new 26-tonne vehicles from Dealer Intercounty Truck & Van. 

Spreader manufacturer invest £1.3 million in Scottish venture


Econ Engineering has launched a new Scottish company called Econ Scotland. The new company will be servicing spreaders and other vehicles for customers across many of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and private sector highways contractors.

Ringway Jacobs gears up for winter with eight new spreaders


Ringway Jacobs has taken on a new fleet of new spreaders to keep the roads of Cheshire East clear of ice and snow this winter. The highways service provider turned to Roanza Truck & Van for the eight new vehicles, all of which are based on heavy-duty Arocs chassis with ClassicSpace S-cabs and have Econ Engineering bodywork.

Bejing Daxing Airport takes on new de-icing vehicle technology


The Boschung Group has announced the delivery of 22 airport de-icers to the new Beijing Daxing International Airport (BDIA).


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