winter maintenance

VALE accentuates the positives of the tractor-towed spreader

20/08/2020

York-based VALE Engineering has said it is ‘taking the fight to the competition’ with its largest ever tractor-towed salt spreader.

Econ launches towable liquid de-icer spreader

14/08/2020

The country’s leading manufacturer of winter maintenance equipment has unveiled a towable trailer that can precision spray liquid de-icer for over 100km before needing a refill.

Matheson on thin ice over Queensferry closure

11/02/2020

The Queensferry Crossing has been closed following reports of ice falling on vehicles, despite a ministerial assurance just three months ago that such incidents are ‘very rare’ and that monitoring equipment would be fitted.

Bath tackles the cold with new winter fleet

30/01/2020

Bath and North East Somerset Council has upgraded its winter maintenance fleet with eight new spreaders from Aebi Schmidt.

Scotland goes Forth with electric gritter

07/11/2019

A fully electric gritter will join the fleet of vehicles aiming to keep Scotland’s trunk roads moving this winter.

Vaisala puts winter service on a new route

15/05/2019

Vaisala has launched a new web-based route optimization service using automation and advanced algorithms to help design winter road maintenance treatments more efficiently.

Cold Comfort line-up announced

03/05/2019

The show preview and updated programme for Cold Comfort 2019 have been published.

Product focus: Durham adds another Multihog after beastly blast

25/04/2019

Hit hard by last year’s Beast from the East, Durham County Council has put its faith in a small fleet of Multihogs to blow the snow away and save cash.

Safety warning over timber salt domes

21/03/2019

Alan Sheen, director of Eurodome Ltd, highlights a recent incident that operators of timber salt storage domes should take note of.

Staffs invests in spreaders as Beast from the East set to return

09/01/2019

Staffordshire County Council has invested in nine new spreaders as the coldest weather of the season is predicted to be just around the corner.

Councils 'rise to the challenge' with 1.4 million tonnes of salt

26/11/2018

Councils have 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled in preparation for winter, and have an average of nine full-size gritters each, a new survey has revealed.

County rethinks gritting routes to keep up with risk-based approach

27/09/2018

Hertfordshire County Council has approved new gritting routes following a review aimed at bringing its operations into line with the new highways code of practice.

Econ hiring 20 new staff after boost in orders

29/05/2018

Leading manufacturer of winter service fleet, Econ Engineering,has announced it will be hiring 20 new staff after seeing a boost in orders for its vehicles following the Beast from the East.

Cold Comfort day one podcast online now

16/05/2018

Cold Comfort is the annual winter maintenance conference and exhibition, now in its 27th year, taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  And the

Read all about it - Cold Comfort preview now online

10/05/2018

With the programme finalised for Cold Comfort 2018, which takes place next week, a preview of the show has been published in the latest Highways magazine, now online.

Latest Cold Comfort programme now available

05/04/2018

An updated programme has been announced for the 27th annual Cold Comfort winter maintenance conference and exhibition next month.

Drivers stranded again as new snowfall hits

19/03/2018

A 64-mile stretch of the A30 in Devon and Cornwall was closed for several hours by further bad weather overnight, stranding scores of drivers.

‘Pothole Busters’ take to the roads as councils count the cost of the cold

09/03/2018

Gangs of 'Pothole Busters' will be out on the roads of Hampshire 'in a matter of days' as the sector expressed dismay over the potential for the Beast from the East to have done serious damage to the local road network.

Pilot project launched to help gritting teams

26/01/2017

Highway maintenance teams will be able to make better gritting decisions based on local weather conditions thanks to the launch of a pilot project in Hampshire.

Velocity helps get Buckinghamshire’s roads ready for winter

23/01/2017

Road repairs specialist Velocity has helped repair thousands of potholes and defects in Buckinghamshire over a six-week period.  

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