FLEET incident management company FMG has been hailed for helping to keep the traffic moving during last summer’s London Olympics.
Huddersfield-based FMG has received a special supplier recognition commendation from Highways Agency chief executive Graham Dalton for its contribution to ensuring “the effective management for England’s strategic road network” during last Summer’s Olympics.
FMG holds the National Vehicle Recovery Manager contract for the Highways Agency, overseeing vehicle recovery and co-ordinating incident responses across the motorway and major roads network in England.
During last summer’s event, the company worked alongside the Highways Agency to implement plans aimed at relieving congestion and coping with increased traffic volumes. This involved setting up additional bases near to venues and strategic stretches of road so that recovery operators could be deployed to deal with incidents at a moment’s notice.
Their efforts ensured that millions of athletes and fans get to their destinations.
Graham Phillips, head of contracts at FMG, said: “This was a unique challenge and this endorsement from the Highways Agency is a real testament to the hard work of our people.
“We set up an additional 19 on-road support units at strategic locations during the games.
“This helped to ensure we were able to assist the Highways Agency in keeping the roads moving at this very important time for the country.”
“Having to be prepared to change plans at very short notice made the situation even more demanding.
“Through advanced planning and accurate prediction of traffic flows, we have worked with the Highways Agency to ensure a safer and smooth running games.”