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Acklea are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting at Road Expo Scotland this 28th & 29th November 2023 as the event returns to the purpose-built exhibition centre, SEC, Glasgow. For over 20 years, Road Expo has been celebrated as the only dedicated exhibition for the Road Industry for Scotland; connecting in excess of… Read more »

Acklea and Moshon Data team up to improve highway safety with RadViz radar reflector

As Traffic management vehicle specialists, Acklea has partnered with automatic emergency braking experts Moshon Data to become the sole distributor of the Moshon RadViz in the UK. Crash prevention device RadViz is a radar reflector that helps to make non-standard vehicles, such as traffic management units, more visible to Automatic Emergency Braking Systems (AEBS). These… Read more »

Acklea Ramps Up Sustainability With 7.2t Recyclable Plastic Traffic Management Vehicles

As traffic management vehicle specialists, Acklea is increasing production of its plastic-bodied 7.2t commercial vehicles as demand for more lightweight, fuel-efficient and lower-emission vehicles increases among highways and infrastructure providers. The significantly reduced weight and recyclable body means these trucks use less diesel and are more environmentally-friendly. They are also able to carry more cones,… Read more »

Collaboration Ensures Enhanced Rapid Response

Acklea, a division of SHB, has been instrumental in bringing the first Enhanced Customer Response Unit (ECRU) to the roads of the UK this July.Inspired by similar technologies used on the Australian road network the ECRU is a combination of an incident support unit and a Traffic Officer Service vehicle, allowing it not only to… Read more »

7.2T Plastic TM

7.2T Plastic TM vehicles available immediately for hire and sale. Their unique plastic body gives an excellent payload allowing for a full 2km closure to be carried by one vehicle.

18T Red X

Full 18 tonne TM with Scorpion crash cushion and Red-X system available for immediate hire or sale with TMATA compliance packages available.

Traffex/Parkex 2019

Acklea, a Division of SHB Hire, will be proudly exhibiting several of our latest and most innovative vehicle designs at this year’s Traffex 2019 Show. Traffex 2019 is the UK’s largest and most established event for all those involved in the highways sector. Thousands of traffic engineers, safety professionals and infrastructure planners are heading to Birmingham’s NEC to explore… Read more »

Acklea takes on Eurovia truck challenge

Acklea a division of SHB Hire Ltd recently completed the build of a newly designed, highly specialised 18T ‘Special Treatments’ vehicle for Eurovia which has resulted in a further two orders for the same vehicle being placed.Eurovia approached Acklea to discuss the opportunity of revamping their fleet of ‘Special Treatment’ vehicles, redesigning them to bring… Read more »

SHB Acquires Acklea

Specialist vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Ltd has acquired the UK’s Leading Traffic Management Equipment Supplier, Acklea Ltd. This acquisition is in line with SHB’s strategic growth targets and vision to be the UK’s leading partner of choice for equipment to the Highways Maintenance and Infrastructure market.  The Wiltshire based company will continue... Read more »

Acklea Develops Industry Leading Lighting System

Acklea and Woodway Engineering have combined forces to develop an illumination system to help protect vulnerable road side workers. Acklea has now fitted 14 of the impressive new Night Owl’s to the first 14 Mercedes Econics for the M25. For more information on the Night Owl’s please click here.