Getting to know us – Our Fleet

  • 13/05/2022

As the main local producer of aggregates and building materials for New Milton and the local area for over 86 years, our fleet is obviously an important part of our operations. From the Dodge trucks we had back in the 60’s to the more modern Euro 6 engine trucks we run today, we understand the importance of ensuring that our fleet operations achieve exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

Having local sites and local quarries enables our transport teams to stay local, reducing our carbon footprint. Efficiency also helps reduce fuel usage and improve our miles per gallon (MPG), and things like regular monitoring of tyres and increasing the servicing of our vehicles helps with maintenance, further reducing elements like tyre dust. And of course, our local and knowledgeable drivers are fundamental in ensuring our respect of the roads and other road users. Many drivers are local residents themselves, and this helps us safeguard a high level of care whilst driving. Our drivers also undertake ongoing training (driver certificate of professional competence, DCPC) that keeps their knowledge up to date on various issues.

Combined with all of this, we are proud of the flexibility we can offer our customers through our fleet. Our diverse but relatively small fleet of 50 vehicles consists of 4, 6 and 8 wheeled tippers, hiabs, skip vehicles, mixers and articulated vehicles, allowing us to deliver to any project, big or small.

NMSB vehicles

Our diversity with our products and delivery options makes us ideal for sites where larger tippers and crane vehicles cannot access. Our vast range of products can be collected and delivered from our sites across the South, both loose and bagged for convenience. When it comes to concrete, we offer various delivery options depending on the desired consistency, you can have your concrete delivered to you wet in a 4, 6 or 8 cubic meter mixer truck, or semi-dry on a tipper. We have a dedicated small load delivery service carrying up to 7 tonnes. You can have a small tipper delivery of construction sands and gravels, decorative shingle and chippings, even ready mixed concrete and screed. We have several types of Hiab vehicles available, the smaller size is perfect for domestic muck away and delivery of bulk bags and other merchant materials, and our bigger, 12T Hiab’s are very popular for large muck away jobs, and our skip vehicles come in a range of sizes, allowing us to deliver skips from 2yds up to 40yd roll on roll off skips, to cater for everything from small DIY jobs up to large scale construction projects.

We have some exciting developments to come over the next 12 months for the fleet, with improvements to further reduce engine emissions and hopeful accreditation with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.


Awards Season

We are really excited to share with you that not only have we been nominated for finalists in the Builders Merchant Awards - Hard Landscaping Display of the Year, but NMSB has also been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Hampshire Business Awards, for Contribution to the Community, and Business of the Year. As well as qualifying to be included in the Solent SME Growth 100, and subsequently being nominated for the Leadership Team of the Year Award.

1920m3 of Concrete Delivered for New Windfarm Project

We are very proud to have supported Knights Brown with their project at the new windfarm in Wareham, by supplying and delivering the concrete required for the bases, creating a strong foundation for the wind turbines.

We are finalists! Hard Landscaping Display of the Year

We are very pleased to announce that our Builders Merchant division has been shortlisted as one of the three finalists for Hard Landscaping Display of the Year in the BMF Builder's Merchant Awards, for our landscaping display at New Milton Builder's Merchants.

Wildlife Walk and Activities for Oakhaven Hospice

On Saturday 30th September, we hosted a fundraising walk and series of wildlife activities at the Downton Jubilee Walk to raise money for Oakhaven Hospice – part of an ongoing challenge to raise as much money as possible for the local charity. To date, NMSB have raised over £21,000 for the local charity through a series of fundraising events since 2016.

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