Davis Trackhire invest in stockholding fleet

Davis Trackhire has significantly increased it’s heavy-duty Trackway stockholding with the addition of 2,000 brand new aluminium DTH Panels.

Following a record-breaking year in 2022, this significant investment will see the business kick off 2023 with over 100,000 square metres of portable roadway consisting of:

To put this into context, this is enough to cover the playing surface at Wembley Stadium 8 times over – or if laid end-to-end, the height of 5 Mount Everests!

Co-owners & Directors Travis (L) & Blake Davis (R), pictured alongside some of the new stock as it prepares to leave our Newmains depot.
Co-owners & Directors Travis (L) & Blake Davis (R), pictured alongside some of the new stock as it prepares to leave our Newmains depot

Made from UK-sourced T6-grade aluminium and constructed in-house at our Newmains head office using locally-sourced labour, the majority of the new panels are already in circulation and providing access for our valued customers.

“This latest investment brings our total heavy duty product stock holding to just over 12,000 units. I am delighted that with the hard work of our depot, office and site teams we are able to increase our stock holding whilst maintaining the high standards of service levels that we pride ourselves on. The business continues to grow from strength to strength and none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the continued support of our loyal customers.”
Blake Davis – Co-owner & Director

The investment doesn’t end there, with the business expecting 3 brand new installation vehicles to hit the road in early Spring 2023.

In line with the existing fleet, the Scania R460 rigids will boast front and rear air suspension, steering tag axles as well as electric steering axle with 200kg less kerb weight, resulting in up to 8% better fuel efficiency. Each truck will also come complete with state-of-the-art rear-mounted crane with clamp attachment and on-board welfare units containing shower, toilet and drying room facilities – of which the layout has been amended following feedback from our road crews.

The three trucks will also be trialled with “remote driving technology” which will allow our operators to manoeuvre the vehicle via a remote control, negating the need for them to repeatedly climb in and out of their cab. This will lead to increased all-round visibility, site safety and productivity during installations and recoveries.

“Our road crews are an extremely vital part of our company, so we have have listened to their feedback and taken steps to optimize their experience of the onboard, toilet, shower, and drying room facilities. These are their homes for 5 days of the week, so we want to ensure they feel safe, comfortable well looked after while out installing and recovering panels throughout the UK. We believe these changes combined with the new remote driving technology will make these trucks the best in our industry and certainly the best we have created to date.

We will monitor the performance of these new trucks closely and continue to gather feedback from our crews, and should the results meet our expectations then we hope to roll out these amendments to the rest of the fleet.”
Travis Davis – Co-owner & Director