Based in Chorley in Lancashire, Blakedale has been supplying highway maintenance products and services for over 30 years. Today, Blakedale is the UK’s leading supplier of specialist Traffic Management and Support Vehicles. It provides short and long term rental, contract hire and sales of new and used vehicles, as well as various finance packages, subject to status.
Vehicles range from self contained Welfare Vans to 3.5t Traffic Management and 18t Crash Cushion (Impact Protection) Vehicles. Blakedale also operates an established Road Marker Posts Division, which manufactures and supplies Road Hazard Delineators, Marker Posts, Information Posts, Bollards and Grit Salt Bins.
Since purchasing its first hire vehicle 14 years ago, Blakedale’s fleet is approaching 260, and now serves local authorities and roadwork operators throughout the country. Full maintenance cover and 24 hour call out assistance is included with every hire, ensuring that downtime is reduced and the high quality of the vehicles is retained.
The road safety specialist
The family-run business is driven by a commitment to road safety. Prior to forming Blakedale, the family operated a motorway lighting installation company and so have first hand experience of the dangers of working on live carriageways.
Operator safety and public awareness of vehicles working on the road networks is critical, therefore all Blakedale vehicles are conspicuous in colour, fitted with CCTV, work lights, beacons, warning alarms, reverse alarms, suitable seating, high visibility chevrons, decals and body striping as standard. Blakedale is constantly updating its vehicle specifications with customer requirements placed at the centre of the evolutionary process.
By anticipating the changes in working practices and safety legislation, Blakedale proactively develops innovative and effective safety solutions utilising the latest technology. Procurement partnerships with leading vehicle manufacturers, bespoke body builders and specialist equipment suppliers allow Blakedale to offer state-of-the-art and bespoke vehicle packages.