Crown Highways have invested half a million-pound into new vehicles and plant for their Lighting department.
The investment will see numerous new vehicles as well as smaller plant and tools, not only improve the overall quality of the departments fleet and machinery but it will also see an improvement on their carbon footprint.
This week has seen the arrival of the first brand-new Grab Wagon which has subsequently been released onto the roads for its first job. Another 2 brand-new grab wagons are set to arrive in the next coming weeks.
In addition to the new Grab Wagons, Crown Highways have also purchased 2 new mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP’s). The new MEWP’s are battery operated and automatically charge while the vehicle is driving, cutting emissions to zero whilst using the MEWP.
The replacement of the older vehicles within Crown’s fleet will ensure that the vehicles meet the new Clean air zone regulations. With the recent investment into the lighting department, it now means that 92% of the HGV’s meet the clean air zones and low emission rates, with the final few percent set to be replaced before the end of the year.
In June, Crown will also receive delivery of a brand-new Beavertail built specifically for the lighting department. The beavertail has been adapted to ensure that the transportation of lighting columns is easier and safer to do so.
Mike Dale, Managing Director of Crown Highways commented saying: “this is a massive investment into our Lighting department, but one that will be really beneficial. By replacing our older HGV’s and equipment, it means that the team can be more efficient and lower the environmental impact especially when using MEWP’s that are battery operated.
“This is just the beginning of a long-term investment into our fleet, and we will aim to replace any vehicles where the emission rates start to decrease to ensure that our carbon footprint is as low as possible.”