A brilliant weekend at Convoy in the Park and great to come away with something too against very high competition.
3rd best heavy recovery truck and both service vans came away with “highly commended”. A massive well done to the team who represented us.
We’ve recently added to our diagnostics capabilities by investing in equipment for Wabco, Haldex and Knorr-Bremse. In addition to this, diagnostics systems from Jaltest and DAF Davie have also been purchased. The new diagnostic systems add to our current capability of Dr. Air Brake and Texa.
The added capabilities have given our technicians the tools to clearly diagnose truck and trailer faults and allow us to complete the necessary repairs. The diagnostics will be available in both our workshop and mobile service vans, meaning we’re able to attend fleets on customer sites.
If you require assistance for your truck or trailer, please get in contact with us on 0330 333 4545 (24 hours)
We’ve recently taken delivery of 4 new service vans, equipped to tackle commercial truck and trailer breakdown’s and repairs. The vans all hit the road in January 2018 and have proven great additions to the fleet.
We took delivery of a Mercedes Sprinter, a Renault Master and 2 MAN TGE’s . With the assistance of Van Racking Solutions, Woodway Engineering and Jim Bars they were ready to hit the road!
At the same time, we added new pieces of equipment to strengthen our service offering to our customers, including truck and trailer diagnostics such as DAF Davie, JalTest, Texa, WABCO, Haldex and Knorr Bremse. We’ve also added trailer check equipment from Dr. Air Brake, which has allowed our technicians to carry out on-site service and inspections.
For more information or if you require breakdown or maintenance assistance, please call 0330 333 4545. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
On the 3rd January 2018, RS Recovery were called late in the afternoon to attend a major incident involving an fully loaded HGV on the M5. A HGV was overturned and been on fire, which devastated the entire vehicle. Prior to our arrival, the emergency services had put out the fire and once it had cleared, it was apparent that there was no remains of the vehicle apart form the steel structures and debris.
We executed a plan in agreement with Highways England to ensure the motorway was able to be opened the following morning, with enough time for the highways services to undertake necessary roadworks.
Due to the condition of the HGV it was a thoughtful and time-consuming job that involved removing amounts of debris and cutting large sections of the vehicle. We employed the help of a specialist grab hire company to clear the debris and gain access to the vehicle. Once the majority of the burnt debris was cleared, the tractor unit was split from the trailer and loaded on to a low loader. As the trailer was a double deck, sections of it needed to be disassembled and cut to ensure it could be safely transported away from the scene. Once this was complete, it was lifted by 2 of our vehicles and loaded on to another waiting low loader.
Once placed on to the low loader, the sections of the trailer were secured and the load was escorted back to our base.
We understand the driver was pulled out by a member of the public and taken to hospital as a precaution.
Link to the Facebook post
We’ve recently taken delivery of our latest vehicle from Boniface Engineering. A 2011 Volvo FH with i-Shift was chosen at the chassis and an Mk6 Interstator with twin winches and stiff legs options. The vehicle is also equipped with a VDZ towing kit allowing it to recover the latest manufacturer vehicles. It made its first appearance at TruckFest Knutsfords alongside RS17 REC”300″ and as you can see we went for something special for the paintwork again. It features Call of Duty theme crafted by Matt the Painter.
RS17 REC was captured by Rob Payne on the M5 near Strensham. A great picture don’t you think.
Link to Rob’s Flickr photo.
We had the pleasure to assist the West Midlands Emergency services by recovering a bus into place on the A38 Aston Express Way in Birmingham. An exercise was undertaken throughout the night and coordinated with a number of agencies to simulate a major road traffic incident. National Express West Midlands who’d provided the bus, asked us to deliver it and put it place with a number of special requirements so that it was as realistic as possible.
We were glad to have been involved in such an exercise and its importance for continually improving the emergency services. A short video on the West Midlands Fire Service can be viewed below.
We welcome the addition of an ex-Army Foden 6×6 recovery truck with rotating crane.
With the addition of the Foden we believe it will allow us to tackle the most challenging of incidents. The rotating crane is a fantastic bit of kit which will give greater agility on-scene. It will also help improve the time it takes to complete the task at hand.
A big thank you to ASW Recovery in Norwich who have sold us this to us. They are retiring from the industry and we snapped this up as we knew it had been well looked after. Bob and Joyce have been great to deal with over the years and we wish them a well deserved, relaxing retirement.
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The equipment is from Boniface Engineering in Thetford. We went for the Recoverer Trident with Side-winders (which you can see extended out from the side of the vehicle). We already had a similar specification vehicle on the fleet but with a 3-axle chassis, so we knew what to expect. The side-winders add great winching capability and stability to the truck when towing heavy loads. It’s the first time we’ve gone for a 4-axle chassis and we can now see why it is so popular among other operators. The additional axle adds better steering and braking which is critical in certain scenarios.
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