Quinn open new vehicle inspection centre
Investment in state-of-the-art facility to maintain company’s fleet of more than 300 trucks and trailers
QUINN Building Products have opened a state-of-the-art vehicle inspection centre in Co. Fermanagh to maintain their fleet of more than 300 trucks and trailers, and thereby ensure the safety of the vehicles, their operators and members of the public.
All trucks and trailers must go through a scheduled safety inspection every nine weeks, in addition to their annual PSV, to meet legal requirements. This represents well in excess of 2,000 vehicle inspections every year for the Quinn fleet.
In addition to the required safety inspections, tyre management will be prioritized on every vehicle in the fleet to ensure the safety and roadworthiness. Effective tyre management will not only improve road safety, say Quinn, but will also help to mitigate increased costs in tyre replacement.
Commenting on the recently opened facility, Quinn Building Products’ transport manager, Gearoid Gilheany, said: ‘Vehicle safety and compliance is of the utmost importance to us, and this is reflected in the opening of our dedicated vehicle inspection centre.
‘Having this facility on site will ensure we meet all safety requirements more easily, and we can ensure efficient management of our fleet inspections and maintenance.
‘Improving our facilities ensures the large volumes of vehicle inspections required are performed to the highest standard in a timely and cost-effective manner, with dedicated mechanics and operational staff in place in the inspection centre.
‘We all have a responsibility when it comes to ensuring vehicle safety, including our drivers and operators, and our management team, and we’re proactive in ensuring each member of staff is fully trained in this area.’
The opening of the new inspection centre is part of a larger investment in the Quinn Building Products fleet, with a multi-million pound fleet-replenishment programme currently under way to ensure the replacement of all older vehicles with newer models.