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FMG SET FOR TOW SHOW RETURN
10 September 2013
Following a hugely popular outdoor demonstration at the Professional Recovery Tow Show in 2012, FMG are set to showcase best practice recovery tactics once again at this year’s show. Sponsorship of the All Industry Display, which is held daily throughout the show, will allow FMG and its recovery partners to demonstrate the latest recovery techniques.
The show is the premier annual event for the vehicle recovery industry, and is this year being held on the 19th and 20th September. The 2013 event will see providers and delegates from across Europe attend, to discuss the major challenges and opportunities for the sector.
The show comes at a timely moment for FMG and their recovery partners, with the recently re-awarded Highways Agency NVRM contract coming into effect on October 1st. The deal will see FMG coordinate incidents on England’s Strategic Road Network, on behalf of the Highways Agency for up to seven years. The contract covers 4,300 miles of motorways and significant A-roads.
Ian Leaver, Technical Trainer at FMG said: “We’re delighted to be involved in the Professional Recovery Tow Show again. We had some fantastic feedback from our attendance last year, and the show presents a great forum for the industry to discuss the future of recovery. FMG is in a unique position in the recovery industry, as an incident management provider for some of the UK’s biggest fleets, as well as the NVRM contract holder. This gives us a unique insight into the importance of vehicle recovery, not just on a case by case basis, but for UK plc as a whole.”
Show Director Paul Gregory said: “The All Industry Display was one of the highlights of last years show, and the best in UK recovery was showcased to the world. FMG is a leading name, and has an important role to play in shaping the future of the industry.”
As a part of the NVRM contract alone, FMG deals with an average of 40 incidents a day. Since 2008, FMG and its industry partners have managed over 48,000 incidents on behalf of the Highways Agency. These range from HGV’s hitting bridges, to multiple vehicle pile-ups and breakdowns in dangerous locations.