New trucks added to Council Fleet
Stirling Council has invested in two new lorries to boost the Roads Service’s fleet of vehicles carrying out the Council's road maintenance and improvement works across the area’s 1011 km of road network.
The 25 tonne DAF lorries, which cost £204,680 in total, come modified with a range of customised equipment. The new trucks join a fleet of 15 vehicles, which are also used to treat the Council's priority network during the winter weather.
The Council’s new Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Environment, Transport & Public Land Councillor Danny Gibson who inspected the newest additions to the fleet said: “As the new Administration gets to work on behalf of everyone in the Council area, it is essential that we ensure staff have the right equipment to do the job.
“This year the Council will be carrying out in excess of one hundred road resurfacing and improvement schemes, with record levels of investment during 2012/13. The investment in new vehicles confirms our commitment to bring our road network to an acceptable standard.”
Picture Shows: (L to R) Councillor Gibson inspects the newest additions to the Council’s Roads fleet at the Springkerse Depot with Roads Workers James Bell, Supervisor Andy Stevenson, Neil Cunningham, Supervisor Les Christie and Frank McInally