our fleet

We take great care in ensuring every aspect of our fleet is well maintained and looked after.

One of our top priorities is to ensure that every aspect of our fleet is safe and we do this by keeping each and every vehicle well maintained and routinely looked after. Our commitment to a continuous renewal scheme means that our fleet is modern, with no vehicle more than five years old, ensuring safety and reliability.

Driver training

All TJ drivers receive extensive and on-going training to prepare them for their roles and once established, maintain their skills and knowledge. We hold an annual training event during which drivers receive training to update their skills and learn any new ones required. We have an in-house CPC trainer, enabling all CPC training to be done on-site rather than elsewhere. 

There are also different training requirements that need to be met to satisfy different customers. For example, Highways England encourages drivers to hold a Passport Scheme competency card to enter sites to ensure competency. 

Other clients require drivers to have a Site Safety Awareness (MPQC) Card which also covers vulnerable road user training. Drivers must also complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years in order to be able to continue to drive commercially – another day per year dedicated to road safety.

Safety features

All of our vehicles have a range of safety features installed to make them safer for both the drivers and those around them, as well as easier to manoeuver and operate. These features include automatic tailgates, a 6-point CCTV system, front and rear strobes, audible left turn warning, weigh loaders and side scanner sensors.

Since October 2020, all HGVs over 12 tonnes need a Direct Vision Standard (DVS) safety permit to enter or operate in the Greater London area.  The DVS, which originated from Transport for London (TfL), focuses on eliminating HGV blind spots and requires operators to adhere to a set of standards to help ensure the safety of vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.

Operators simply need to enter their registration number and the system will advise what star rating their vehicle has achieved. This information is sourced from the vehicle manufacturer’s. If you do have a star rating, you will be granted a permit to operate.

If you have a no-start rating, you have to show, by submitting photographs, that your vehicle is fitted with certain safety features, e.g; passenger door safety window, side scanner system, CCTV especially showing the nearside of the vehicle and an audible left turn warning system – all the things that help eliminate dangerous blind spots.

It is mandatory for our drivers to conduct daily safety checks at the beginning of their shift to ensure absolute safety. Checklists ensure that nothing is overlooked, and any issues are reported immediately so that the correct course of action can be taken before the working day begins.

Tyre safety

All TJ drivers receive extensive and on-going training to prepare. We utilise Goodyear’s Total Mobility Package, which gives us peace of mind when it comes to tyre safety on our vehicles. Goodyear Proactive Solutions, which is part of Goodyear Total Mobility, is used to continuously monitor tyre pressures and temperatures, alerting our fleet manager to required maintenance and potential hazards ahead of time.

There are also different training requirements that need to be met TJ’s fleet is supplied with the Goodyear OMNITRAC S D MSTII, a tyre that is part of a new heavy-duty range for mixed service trucks operating under severe conditions. The new and improved range offers upgraded durability, efficiency, mileage and traction in all weather conditions.

Other clients require drivers to have a Site Safety Awareness We also have access to TruckForce, a 24/7 commercial vehicle support network specialising in the lifecycle management of truck tyres, which will also be on hand to support our fleet with emergency call outs and everyday proactive maintenance.

Cycle safety

All of our vehicles have a range of safety features installed to make them safer for both the drivers and those around them, as We’re committed to managing work related road risk (WRRR), particularly regarding vulnerable road users such as cyclists, TJ created its Cycle Safe Campaign in 2016 to raise awareness of the issue and to reduce the HGV / cyclist dangers.

In 2016, 271 collisions between HGVs and cyclists resulted in 16 riders being killed, 56 seriously injured and a further 198 injured. Although only 1.5% of cyclist casualties occurred in collisions with HGVs, this still equated to 16% of cyclist deaths.

The initiatives implemented as part of the campaign are:

  • Annual driver induction
  • Annual driver assessment
  • MPQC Vulnerable Road User course
  • Toolbox Talks
  • Vehicle safety features, such as 360-degree camera systems, side under-run guards and audible left-turn warnings
  • Public interaction events, called ‘Exchanging Places’, with TJ vehicles and drivers

8 wheel tipper

We operate a versatile mixed fleet of over 80 8×4 tippers, consisting of both day and sleeper cabs.

All of the 8 wheel tippers in our fleet are equipped with the very latest in vehicle safety technology and are capable of transporting a range of construction materials and wastes, including:

Customers should ensure there is sufficient space for the lorry to park and

  • Inert waste i.e. soil and hardcore (muckaway)
  • Asphalt
  • Aggregates
  • Heavy duty loads i.e. rock armour
  • Road planning
  • Contaminated waste

TIPPER LORRY HAULAGE & MUCKAWAY

Our 8 wheel tipper vehicles are available to hire for waste collection and disposal (muck away), as well as haulage per load, per day, or on a contract mileage basis. For every vehicle on the road, we’ve got a skilled and experienced team working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that they operate efficiently and most importantly, safely, round the clock.

For further information about our fleet of 8 wheel tippers, or to discuss your personal requirements further, please get in touch – our skilled and experienced team is ready and waiting to help.

Artic lorry

We operate a fleet of 19 6×2 tractor units with sleeper cabs, each with access to a range of trailers.

We specialise in transporting aggregates direct from quarries/wharves, and most bulk waste streams including refuse-derived fuel, non-recoverable landfill waste, wood, plasterboard, and metal. Recently diversifying into freight and general haulage, we have easy access to both Southampton and Portsmouth ports.

OUR TRAILERS

Our extensive range of trailers includes:

Tipper / Walking floor / Ejector / Skeletal / Curtainsider

The vehicles in our artic fleet are suitable for a wide range of bulk haulage applications, including within construction, building, utilities and groundworks environments.

All of our vehicles are available to hire for waste collection and disposal, as well as haulage per load, per day, or on a contract mileage basis. For every vehicle on the road, we’ve got a skilled and experienced team standing by to ensure that they operate efficiently and most importantly, safely, round the clock.

For further information about our Artic fleet, or to discuss your personal requirements further, please get in touch – our skilled and experienced team is ready and waiting to help.

Grab lorries 

Grab hire is a straightforward and affordable way to remove waste from site, particularly when you’re working with high volumes of material. What’s more, unlike with skip hire, you don’t need to predict exactly how much waste you’ll need removed in advance.

We operate a fleet of 6 and 8 wheel grab lorries,  which are ideal for use where space is limited or where the loading machines for our larger tipper vehicles aren’t present.

Our high performance  grab vehicles are perfectly equipped to load a wide range of waste streams including:

  • Builders Waste
  • Inert Spoil
  • Concrete
  • Bricks
  • Asphalt
  • Green Waste

If you require any further information about our fleet of 6 wheel grabs, please get in touch – our highly skilled and experienced team is ready and waiting to discuss your specific requirements in detail.

Sweeper lorries

Our sweeper lorries are utilised by a range of companies and organisations who need to keep roads and premises clean; this could be local authorities looking to clean up after busy periods or large events, or highways and construction companies who need to keep site exits clear and prevent muck being transferred to surrounding roads.

We have a fleet of three 18-tonne sweeper lorries available for hire, all of which are modern and well-maintained, with one brand new for 2022. Each lorry has an array of safety features including 360 camera systems, high-visibility signage and beacons, and audible left turn signals.

Our service is flexible and reliable, so you can rest assured that our driver will be there on time and ready to get the job done within the arranged time frame. The service is available on an hourly or daily rate, making it extremely versatile and offering excellent value for money as you won’t need to pay for more than you need.

This service is available across the southern region, in all areas including Chichester, Havant, Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Petersfield, Winchester, Fareham, Gosport, Eastleigh and Southampton to name a few – contact us to find out if our sweepers are available in your area.

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