Clean Air Zone roll-out set to impact scaffolding firms delivering into city centres

As plans to introduce and roll out Clean Air Zones in cities across the UK, experts are warning operators of HGV's and Vans that delivering into some city centres is likely to incur considerable extra costs in the near future.

As plans to introduce and roll out Clean Air Zones in cities across the UK, experts are warning operators of HGV's and Vans that delivering into some city centres is likely to incur considerable extra costs in the near future. Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are areas in which local councils have brought measures into place to improve the air quality....

Trade body secures fleet resources for members

NASC secures fleet resources for members

Full members of the NASC can now gain free access to a broad range of transport-related resources and discounts from Logistics UK.  Through the scaffolding trade body's Gold Affiliate Membership of Logistics UK, formerly known as the Freight Transport Association, NASC members will be able to pick and choose from 35 different services offered through the website.  These include discounted rates...

Hadley Scaffolding expands into waste management

Access specialists Hadley Scaffolding have diversified after launching a commercial waste management venture. Established in 1997, Hadley operates from its headquarters in Rochester and has depots in Avonmouth, Hastings and Salford. The firm has always played a particularly prominent role within the rail and road infrastructure sectors. It's recent rebranding as Hadley Group follows the decision to diversify into the commercial...

Scaffolding giant invests in new generation cranes

Generation UK has invested in two Hiab 188B-2 Hi Duo Cranes on a Scania chassis to boost its 70-strong fleet.

One of the UK’s largest scaffolding suppliers has invested in two Hiab 188B-2 Hi Duo Cranes on a Scania chassis to boost its 70-strong fleet. Generation UK, part of the global Altrad Group, has 17 locations across the UK and supplies commercial scaffolding and access solutions to major construction developments. The brand-new hi-tech cranes are operated by remote control and are...

Five year disqualification for Dundee scaffolding firm

afs scaffolding ltd has lost its licence for 5 years the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has said

AFS Scaffolding Ltd has lost its licence to operate commercial vehicles after it gained an unfair competitive advantage over other businesses. The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Claire Gilmore, has disqualified a Dundee based scaffolding company and its director for five years following the repeated unlawful use of a vehicle. The industry regulator concluded AFS Scaffolding Ltd poses “a significant risk to...

Three new Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks keep George Roberts in top position

George Roberts NW

Liverpool-based scaffolding specialist George Roberts (North West) has enjoyed first class support from Mercedes-Benz truck sales executive Richie Rainford for a quarter of a century. No surprise then, that the latest additions to its fleet also wear the three-pointed star. Supplied by Dealer Roanza Truck & Van, the three 8x2 Arocs rigids are fitted with dropside bodies by PPS Commercials,...

Burflex vehicle investment strengthens expansion push

Burflex Scaffolding New Trucks

Hull based Burflex (Scaffolding) Ltd. (Burflex) has recently splashed the cash and invested around £1 million in twelve Range D26 wide 6x2 Renault trucks. The new trucks, which were specified to Burflex’s requirements, join the existing fleet of over 70 vehicles in the Burflex fleet; the company invested in 47 Renault Kangoo vans in 2015. “Investment in the company is a...

Betchworth Firm Refused Permission To Run HGV’S

afs scaffolding ltd has lost its licence for 5 years the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has said

Licence bid turned down after scaffolder shows “insufficient respect” for law A Betchworth scaffolder who had “insufficient respect” for the law on the operation of vehicles has been refused permission to run HGVs. London and South East Traffic Commissioner, Nick Denton, said he could not trust Daniel Lippett to run a compliant operation. The regulator’s decision to refuse Mr Lippett’s two vehicle application comes after a...

Traffic Commissioner finds Scaffolder ‘unfit’ to hold an operator’s licence

Regulator finds Gravesend scaffolder "entirely unfit" to hold an operator’s licence. A Gravesend scaffolder’s contempt for the law and public safety has led the region’s Traffic Commissioner to refuse his application to run commercial vehicles. Anthony  Graves,  who  applied  for  a  licence to run vehicles from Albion Parade  in  Gravesend, was described as “entirely  unfit” to hold an operator’s licence by industry regulator, Nick Denton. The Traffic Commissioner...

DVSA announce a move of culture to operator compliance

afs scaffolding ltd has lost its licence for 5 years the Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has said

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced a fundamental shift in its approach that will affect all operators. At a conference in Coventry back in May the DVSA's head of enforcement transformation, Caroline Hicks, announced that DVSA has outlined a fundamental shift in its approach, which will see it move from a culture of enforcement towards a focus on...

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