Balfour Beatty has signed Cambridgeshire County Council’s heavy goods vehicle (HGV) code of conduct. This commits the company, and its suppliers and subcontractors, from avoiding driving HGV’s through villages as far as possible, even when it means long detours.
It will also observe weight and speed limits.
Balfour Beatty Living Places contract manager Joe Goldie said that Masternaut vehicle tracking technology was being used to monitor drivers nationwide. “Environment and safety improvements are always at the forefront of our minds, along every stage of a project. That’s why we use telematics and vehicle tracking in nearly 8,000 vehicles travelling across the country,” he said. “We want to ensure that we are using our vehicles efficiently and this technology enables us to choose the right type of vehicle for the job. It also helps us to identify drivers who may need further training.”
Mac McGuire, chairman of Cambridgeshire’s highways and community infrastructure committee, said: “We welcome this new pledge from Balfour Beatty Living Places. It shows a serious commitment to reduce the number of large trucks and other commercial vehicle entering our villages and rural communities. We work with all our partners to help make Cambridgeshire a great place to live and this new agreement will help achieve that by improving road safety as well as reducing environmental pollution.”