Innovation and safety in spotlight at Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex 2020

Safety, compliance and innovation will be hot topics at this year’s Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex show Knowledge Zone.

Back following its debut last year, this year’s expanded Knowledge Zone will bring you a host of expert speakers tackling bulk haulage key challenges and sharing industry best practice.

Several leading operators and specialists have already confirmed they will presenting, with many more in the pipeline promising an exciting day out for all.

Confirmed in the line-up so far:

  • Building materials operator CEMEX is at the forefront of technology trials and safety systems to keep its fleet efficient and compliant
  • Hanson UK highlights the operational expertise that led to it being crowned Tanker Safety Operator of the Year 2019
  • Prominent London waste and recycling haulier O’Donovan Waste Disposal shares its success in helping to improve the image of operators in the sector through safety and innovation campaigning
  • Leading transport law firm Backhouse Jones will provide a straight-talking session on the necessities of keeping your fleet fully compliant
  • Huesker UK will show operators how their tipper can turn tanker on its return journey with its innovative membrane
  • Checked Safe highlight the pitfalls of letting your fleet compliance slip below standard

In addition you’ll hear from major truck manufacturers and leading trade associations about the technology and policy impacting bulk haulage operators today.

Tip-Ex and Tank-Ex takes place at the Harrogate Convetion Centre from 28-30 May and is free to attend. Register today.

  • If you are interested in speaking at the show's Knowledge Zone then please contact [email protected]


CRS Building Supplies goes for low-maintenance Isuzu 3.5 tonners

CRS Building Supplies New Isuzus

Somerset-based CRS Building Supplies has replaced half of its 14-strong fleet of 3.5-tonne Nissan Cabstars, with Euro-6 Isuzu Grafter N35 4x2 tippers.

Part of a £1.2m company investment, the N35s have TGS tipper bodies, two wide-angle cab mirrors, a proximity cab mirror on the nearside and forward-facing Brigade cameras. The N35’s payload of 1.1 tonnes betters the Cabstars’ 900kg payload too.  

Transport manager, Paul Gibbard, said: “We needed a more robust truck to cope with the increased demands for bulk deliveries on our 3.5 tonne trucks, but also a vehicle that will future proof us in advance of the forthcoming clean air zones in Bath and Bristol.”

CRS has commended the Isuzu’s regeneration system, which burns off any remaining diesel particulates in the tailpipe without the need for AdBlue, because it hasn’t encountered any mechanical issues that previously hindered the Cabstars.

Gibbard said: “We did find with the Nissans that they’d often get a build-up of AdBlue on the injectors which led to engine faults. This could put them out of action for days. We’ve had no faults with the Isuzus’ systems – they’ve saved us a lot of time and money so far!”

The Grafters, supplied by Harry Moore Commercials dealership, were trialled for two weeks ahead of purchase. Gibbard added: “We were really impressed by the overall by build quality, especially the running gear and the cab, which gave great visibility and could incorporate our preferred mirror set up.”

Two of the Isuzus are based at CRS’s depot in Yeovil, while the others are based at Somerton, Taunton, Watchet, and Weston-Super-Mere, and at its new Keynsham site.