New Fleet of Gritters get Ready to Battle the Elements

January 30, 2012 · Posted in Roads & Transport 

We are pleased to let you know that west Sussex County Council and its highway contractor have introduced a brand new fleet of 26 gritters. A real benefit of the new vehicle will be that because they are more efficient they will actually use 20% less salt, meaning our supplies will last for longer and there will be less of an effect on the environment.

The new vehicles are also equipped with a global positional system called “Coldsnap” which makes it possible to monitor the gritting throughout the county on a minute by minute basis. The County Council has a stockpile of 10,000 tonnes of salt.

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