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New Starter On Southdown’s Hire Desk

Posted on 30/07/2014

Southdown are pleased to welcome to the company Simon Laughton. With 13 years prior experience in the industry, his, knowledge & enthusiasm will make a great asset to our growing team!

More trucks for the HEAVY HAULAGE operations

Posted on 09/06/2014

More trucks for the HEAVY HAULAGE operations means we can deliver bigger, trickier consignments even quicker ​than before. ​We can haul loads with an 80 t GTW with this one and have a 4 axle low-loader trailer on order.

Southdown Truck and Crane backs HART Peaks Challenge

Posted on 27/05/2014

Southdown Truck and Crane are sponsoring transport for Henfield emergency responders taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge in June. HART (Henfield Area Response Team) members and sponsors met at The White Hart, Henfield, for a strategy talk. Sean Preston, of Southdown Truck and Crane, was at the event with mother Margaret. “We are delighted…

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Clinker clinches new role in Mission Control

Posted on 19/02/2014

After driving all sorts of missions for us since 2007, Peter Clinker has joined the office crew in the brand new position of Transport Co-ordinator. His knowledge and experience will bring value to this role and keep up the tradition of first line response & informed management of our expanding and dynamic transport operations.

Driving success through training

Posted on 07/02/2014

Congratulations all round! All these drivers Peter Sims, Peter Clinker, Barry Huntley & Anthony Hill have now successfully completed their CPCS and NVQ qualifications in Lorry loader (HIAB) Operations.

Great British Infrastructure

Posted on 24/12/2013

Finally GB Ltd seems to have an infrastructure plan! Speaking at the Institute of Civil Engineers in Westminster, Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, said the plan was “a blueprint for Britain” that would lead to “long-term sustainable growth”. “Underground, overground, on shore, offshore, wired or wireless, tarmac or train track. You name it,…

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CSCS/CPCS

Posted on 27/11/2013

The continuing growth in the construction sector is building up to a skill shortage in properly trained personnel. This and the ever more challenging site conditions and the desirability in raising standards for Health and Safety and staff knowledge means that continuous training is imperative. We at roadplatehire have selected the citb CSCS and CPCS…

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Big Bang at Battersea

Posted on 25/09/2013

A client needed something to prevent debris from being scattered when their pyrotechnics devices were being detonated at a publicity stunt at Battersea’s iconic power station. The results ? Fire fighters were called to Battersea Power Station after a TV stunt caused concerns the historic building was alight. Flames were projected on to the Grade…

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Hole Storey

Posted on 17/08/2013

A driver in East Grinstead, Sussex took a turn for the worst recently. Whilst negotiating a lane restriction made up with plastic barriers whilst a gas main was being replaced, he apparently took to the near side to avoid oncoming traffic. Despite the barrier installation being present and correct the excavation within them was deep…

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London starts £2,500 lane rental charges for utility firms

Posted on 09/07/2013

Transport for London today rolls out out its pioneering lane rental scheme charging utility companies £2,500 a day for working in congested areas and at busy times. The groundbreaking scheme has been designed to push utility contractors to work on the roads during the night and at off-peak times to cut traffic congestion. Funding generated…

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