The new purchases 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 its growing asphalt recovery and recycling operations in London and the south of England. The company’s liveried fleet now totals over 800 vehicles.
The new trucks will transport highway arisings and recycled-content asphalt mixes to and from FM Conway’s operational sites and its recycling plants, which manufacture high-quality recycled asphalt mixes for sale and to supply the company’s own projects.
The company has also invested in two 44-tonne walking floor trailers, in addition to two 18-tonne pole lorries to support its specialist lighting operations and a CCTV equipment van for its gully cleansing division, which uses the mobile technology to carry out drain surveys and inspections.
The vehicle specifications reflect FM Conway’s ongoing commitment to promote road safety within the construction industry and the company has worked with its suppliers to adapt the vehicles with the safety of its drivers and other road users in mind. New 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. The tractor units also bring major safety benefits to workers and the public thanks to their non-tip design.
FM Conway’s 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. This fleet investment supports the growth of our asphalt recovery and recycling operations across London and the south of England as more and more customers recognise the benefits of this approach.
“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. All of our drivers will be taking part in one-to-one training to familiarise them with the new trucks and promote safer driving.”
FM Conway delivers construction and maintenance services for roads, buildings, structures and public spaces across London and the south east. Through its self-delivery model, the company offers a comprehensive service across the entire lifecycle of a project, from production and design to construction and maintenance. The model ensures that in-house expertise is available across the breadth of the company’s services and results in higher standards, lower costs and more efficient delivery for clients.
FM Conway has invested £11.2 million in its vehicle fleet, reflecting its ongoing focus on self-delivery of services and materials to secure cost and time efficiencies for customers.