Driven to succeed – Aggregate Industries win prestigious award
Aggregate Industries’ Logistics division celebrated success at the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards in 2014, winning the Highways Industry Product of the Year for its Non Tipping Trucks (NTTs).
The coveted industry awards recognise products that have been developed and made available for use in the highways industry. The NTTs were successful in differentiating Aggregate Industries logistics capability by offering an environmentally-friendly option and improving worker safety.
Utilising a unique ‘walking floor’ discharge system, the NTTs offer greater flexibility and efficiency for construction projects of all sizes. Additionally, the NTTs require less manpower to manoeuvre due to lowered risk during load discharge, against the backdrop of reduced delivery time and other cost-savings.
Introduced in 2013, the NTTs were developed with an objective to continue Aggregate Industries’ commitment to deliver a zero-harm rate on-site and on-plant. CO2 reduction is achieved throughout the life-cycle of the NTTs via a significant saving in vehicle movements, thanks to increased load capacity versus conventional tippers.
The NTTs have helped Aggregate Industries deliver key performance results for both safety and maintenance, changing the way that work is completed on construction projects. Through the greater levels of accessibility NTTs provide, risks from overhead obstructions including electric cables, telephone cables and bridges, have been significantly reduced.
Jeff Stobbart of Aggregate Industries said: “We are delighted that our Non Tipping Trucks have achieved recognition at the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards. We are always committed to bring unique and innovative solutions to construction projects and the NTTs fit our remit. Not only do they contribute to our mission to reduce our carbon footprint, they are also extremely efficient, save time and are cost-effective. These awards continue to show how Aggregate Industries are continuing to produce high quality solutions for the construction industry.”