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    Biglorryblog: Left is right for  AS Rawlings

    Biglorryblog: Left is right for AS Rawlings

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    AS Rawlings Transport in Southampton has seen its work load double in the last two years, as its work for the tanning industries across Europe has rocketed. “It’s a niche sector,” admits managing director, Kevin Rawlings, “but we have been in it for over 50 years, since my grand-father and uncle started it up back

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    Biglorryblog:  Truck art- decorating a trucks blank canvas

    Biglorryblog: Truck art- decorating a trucks blank canvas

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    Custom painted trucks always draw attention,  but the largest area available to be airbrushed is hidden away at the rear of the cab. Steve  has a passion for all things Diesel. Over the years he has accumulated a vast number of photographs of trucks.     Now when he attends a commercial gathering he makes a point of going down

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    Biglorryblog: The cream of Cumbria on show

    Biglorryblog: The cream of Cumbria on show

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    The Truck Show season is well upon us and this weekend (16th and 17th July) has seen the first Cumbria Charity Truck Fair, held over 2 days at Borderway Auction Mart just off M6 junction 43,and Biglorryblog happy snappers Steve and Paul went along to grab these images The show was organised by 4 local

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    News:  Brexit and the  road transport industry- a video special

    News: Brexit and the road transport industry- a video special

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    Leaving the EU throws up many questions for the UK road transport industry. Our mates over at Commercial Motor TV have produced “A Week In Trucks” Brexit special, with some thoughts on how things could change, and some more outlandish ideas. to watch click below

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    Biglorryblog: “C” the best looking trucks on the road

    Biglorryblog: “C” the best looking trucks on the road

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    Respected Leigh-on-Sea-based A Staunton Groundworks and Civil Engineering Limited has selected the Range C as the latest additions to its 30-strong vehicle fleet. The two 32-tonne Range C430.32 8×4 tippers are being used across Essex Highways and Hertfordshire Council Highways on maintenance as well as high profile projects Previously favourable experiences with Renault vans and

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    Biglorryblog: GBA new Actros sets stunning MPG

    Biglorryblog: GBA new Actros sets stunning MPG

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    A Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor unit belonging to Preston-based GBA Services has recorded a stunning fuel consumption figure of 17.1 mpg over a 100-mile run through Austria. The six-month-old truck was hauling a cargo of bulky but light pharmaceuticals in a 13.6-metre refrigerated trailer to a customer in Vienna, working at a gross combination weight of

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    Biglorryblog: Fraikin and Antos lift the load for Benchmark

    Biglorryblog: Fraikin and Antos lift the load for Benchmark

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    Fraikin has supplied Benchmark Building Supplies with four new site delivery trucks on a full-service contract hire agreement. As part of the package, Fraikin will provide all servicing, maintenance and repairs for the new 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos rigids – including the vehicles’ six-weekly safety inspections, annual MOT testing, tyre management and 24/7 roadside assistance. Benchmark

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    Biglorryblog: Safety a priority at  W H Bowker

    Biglorryblog: Safety a priority at W H Bowker

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    As part of the Companies continuing focus on improving road safety for vulnerable road users, the latest Volvo FM rigids to join the 120 strong Volvo fleet of Lancashire-based, International and UK logistics specialist W H Bowker are equipped with additional, lowered nearside windows. Describing the reasons for investing in this additional aid to road

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    News: Its coming the new Scania range to be revealed in August

    News: Its coming the new Scania range to be revealed in August

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    On 23 August, Scania will start the launch of its new truck generation by revealing the first units designed for the European long-haulage segment. This first launch will mean the public debut of the largest ever investment in new products and services by Scania, which at the same time is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Scania

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    Biglorryblog: Bibby buys bespoke bakery trucks

    Biglorryblog: Bibby buys bespoke bakery trucks

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    Bibby Distribution’s transport contract with Roberts Bakery has risen to a new level, with the introduction of five new bespoke bread transport trucks. The 7.5 tonne DAF LF rigid trucks were commissioned by Bibby Distribution in response to a custom specification requested by the Cheshire breadmakers, and will support Roberts Bakery’s growth into new regions.

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