Ringway chooses unique fully electric five-star DVS-compliant VOLVO FE for Hounslow

Ringway Hounslow Highways has taken delivery of the UK highways sector’s first 26-tonne Volvo FE Electric 6×2 rigid featuring a tipper grab body and low entry cab, ensuring the vehicle is fully compliant with London’s five-star Direct Vision Standard (DVS) requirements. The Ringway Volvo FE Electric directly replaces a similarly sized diesel vehicle in the […]

National Highways deliver foodbank move saving Bedfordshire charity £14K

Highways workers helped a food bank charity save some £14,000 when they helped it relocate to new premises including moving 1,300 crates of food. A Bedfordshire food bank has been given a new year boost after volunteers from National Highways and its local suppliers moved the charity to a new home. Bedford Food Bank has […]

Econ Engineering announces ‘landmark deal’ for world’s first ever fully electric gritter

Econ Engineering’s fully electric-powered gritter has secured a landmark contract with UK highways specialist Ringway signing up to take delivery of the revolutionary E-QCB (Electric Quick Change Body). The first ever completely electric vehicle of its kind on the market utilises the very latest in sustainable technology without diminishing performance, helping customers cut their emissions […]

Ringway trials the UK’s first electric multi-purpose highway maintenance HGV truck

Highway maintenance contractor Ringway and its long-term strategic fleet partner Econ, have successfully trialled the first electric multi-purpose highway maintenance HGV truck in the UK. Econ has developed a new Electric Quick Change Body (E-QCB) system, built on the newly launched 19-tonne Volvo FE Electric 4×2 chassis.  The Econ E-QCB can be supplied with three […]

Council thanks Ringway after seven years of partnership working

Wiltshire Council has thanked Ringway and its staff after the highways maintenance contract for Wiltshire ended on 31 March. Throughout the past seven years, it says Ringway has been a key partner to the council, keeping Wiltshire moving by maintaining roads and footways, undertaking emergency maintenance to the highways, gritting the county’s road network – […]

Ringway launches industry leading emergency incident response training

The course, launched in January 2022 and accredited by LANTRA, provides training and guidance for any highway teams working in dynamic environments – such as fast-moving traffic on the highway – as well as how to respond and handle incidents. The unique point of the course is the use of the blue light services’ methodology; […]

Bracknell Forest Council moves to lower temperature asphalt

As part of its climate change action plan, Bracknell Forest Council is seeking to reduce its carbon emissions associated with highway maintenance work. Consequently, the council, working in partnership with their term contractor, Ringway, have identified an opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of its road resurfacing works in the borough. To do this, they […]

New provider Ringway makes a start on Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council (SCC) officially hands over its highways maintenance contract to a new contractor this week, as part of plans to further improve the county’s roads and associated highways infrastructure. Ringway, who will replace Kier, will carry out road repairs, resurfacing and specialist structural projects as well as the upkeep of drains, winter gritting […]

ECON to supply gritters to Ringway, FM Conway and Kier/Tarmac JV in London

Three contractors that have been awarded framework agreements for winter maintenance have turned to Yorkshire-based Econ Engineering to supply them with their gritters. For the next seven years, 33 Econ vehicles, will be located at different points within the capital city, ready to mobilise as soon as temperatures plummet. Two years ago, Transport for London […]

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