Big Lorry Blog

Big Lorry Blog: How they get goods around in Croatia

We like to include the weird and wonderful from the world of trucks on BLB, and this one, from regular correspondent Tim Cotton, certainly fits the bill. It is made by Still, which primarily manufactures forklifts. “This is how they get goods around Dubrovnik in Croatia,” he writes. “I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful city for several hours …

Read More »

Something to shout about

Change drivers’ working conditions and then recruitment will become easier, says T&D’s editor-in-chief, Will Shiers. I’m getting bored with people saying that in order to attract fresh blood into this industry, all we need to do is shout about how fantastic it is. Well I’ve got news for you – it isn’t! At least not at the coal face anyway. …

Read More »

Scania to go for world record at Convoy in the Park

Scania GB will attempt to set a world record at Convoy in the Park on 22-23 July, and it needs drivers to get involved to achieve it. Truck manufacturer Scania is planning to set a new record for the largest gathering of a single make of truck in one place, and has chosen the Donington Park infield during Convoy in …

Read More »

First bands announced to play at Convoy in the Park

Bands playing music from punkabilly to alt-country are among the first to be confirmed on the bill for Convoy in the Park at Donington Park. The inaugural Convoy in the Park festival, billed as the ultimate celebration of the truck and driver, will take place on the weekend on 22 and 23 July. It is expected that tens of thousands …

Read More »

Biglorryblog: Old Bedfords Never die

Biglorryblogs  old mate Paul spotted this van which he thought might be of interest to the Anorak army. The van which looks as if it has had a hard life and appears to have been parked under some trees for a while is a 1972 /1973 “L” registration Bedford van which makes it 44 to 45 year old and makes it …

Read More »

Biglorryblog: ALE getting windy in Saudi Arabia

Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the Jubail Industrial Port and transported them over 600km to Huraymila, using a combination of conventional trailers and a blade trailer. The …

Read More »

Biglorryblog: UKCM drivers choose Volvo

To meet its growth ambitions for 2017, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) of Northwich in Cheshire has taken delivery of another five Volvo FH-460 6×2 tractor units , The latest additions are part of programme, started in 2014, that will see the company update its entire fleet to Volvo trucks. Operations Director Liz Wolstenholme says: “We invited several manufacturers to show …

Read More »

Biglorryblog: JSH “C” two new tippers

Leicestershire-based JSH Ltd. has taken on two new 32 tonne Range C430 8x4s with day cabs following positive experiences of both the vehicle and excellent support from local dealer, Renault Trucks Coventry. Complete with Swadlincote Aluminium & Welding (SAW) aluminium tipper bodies, the new Range Cs join JSH’s six-strong fleet, delivering aggregates and recycled materials including sand, gravel and granite …

Read More »

Biglorryblog: Cheese with whatever this is?

Stephen from Cabsnoozer.com saw this very smart market trading shop in France at Christmas.  The French know a thing about selling food, it looked amazing. It was a cheese specialist, and the counter came right up to the front, making it a half cab.  Could be a Scania, it seems to be wearing a bit of one. This BLB editor …

Read More »