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The Select breakaway

2 Dec 2017: A new plant hire company has been spun out of Laing O’Rourke’s Select division. Phil Bishop reports more »

Why diesel is still king

2 Dec 2017: Despite the Volkswagen scandal effectively rubbishing diesel’s green credentials the diesel engine is – and will remain – the dominant power source for construction equipment. Alex Woodrow explains why more »

Dashboard cams cut contractor's premiums

30 Nov 2017: A demolition contractor has reduced its annual vehicle insurance premiums by 20% by installing cameras and telematics. more »

New machines for Glasgow training centre

29 Nov 2017: MGS Training has invested in three new pieces of Volvo Construction Equipment for its plant operator training school. more »

Training firm switches to Cat

29 Nov 2017: Construction Training & Development (CTD) has bought its first Caterpillar machine and has now lined up dealer Finning UK & Ireland as its preferred supplier. more »

UK construction machinery trade surplus grows 33%

28 Nov 2017: The value of exports of UK-made construction and earthmoving equipment rose 21% in the first nine months of 2017. more »

Hire firm invests £25m in 450 JCBs

28 Nov 2017: Haydock-based Plant Hire UK has placed its biggest ever order for JCB equipment as it gears up for growth in the New Year. more »

New rail plant depot for Keltbray Aspire

27 Nov 2017: Keltbray Aspire, the part of Keltbray Group that provides overhead line electrification services, has opened a new facility at the Dunchurch Trading Estate in Rugby, Warwickshire. more »

Rebrand for OnGrade

27 Nov 2017: OnGrade, a producer of proximity warning systems for construction machinery operators, has rebranded as SiteZone Safety. more »

Speedy acquires two powered access firms

24 Nov 2017: Speedy has taken over two powered access hire companies to take it above A-Plant and become the fourth biggest player in the UK powered access hire market. more »

Earl’s Court monster crane comes down

23 Nov 2017: Specialist heavy lifting contractor ALE has begun dismantling the biggest crane in London after completing its works on the £8bn Earl’s Court project. more »

Ainscough's big Demag makes light work of A14 bridge beams

23 Nov 2017: Ainscough Crane Hire has lifted into place bridge beams to carry the new A14 Huntingdon bypass over the East Coast Mainline railway. more »

Howden fined £1.2m after delivery driver’s death

23 Nov 2017: Howden Joinery, a national manufacturer and supplier of kitchens and joinery products, has been fined £1.2m after the death of a visiting HGV driver at one of its premises. more »

Vp confident of further growth

21 Nov 2017: Half-year results for Vp show double-digit growth in revenue and profit. more »

New guidance for lifting with excavators

21 Nov 2017: They used to say just don’t do it – excavators are for digging, cranes are for lifting – but everyone ignored them. So official industry advice has yielded to the inevitable: excavators can be used for lifting and here's how. more »

Private equity takeover for mastclimbing specialist

20 Nov 2017: The founder of BFT Mastclimbing, which rents and installs mast climbing work platforms, has sold a majority stake in his company to private equity investors. more »

Transformer supplier adds phone charging ports

17 Nov 2017: The Somerset inventors of a mobile phone charging solution for construction sites have signed a licensing deal with a transformer manufacturer. more »

Sick proximity alarm monitors for obstructions

17 Nov 2017: Sensor technology firm Sick has launched a proximity alarm for construction plant, to warn operators of collision risks. more »

Terex signs US$250m Chinese deal

15 Nov 2017: Terex has struck a deal to supply US$250m-worth of equipment to improve safety on utility installation in China. more »

New dumper guidance now available

14 Nov 2017: The Construction Plant-hire Association has published new guidance for operators on the safe use of forward tipping dumpers. more »

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