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Going backwards on Biglorryblog

Biglorryblogs mate Editor of Truck & Driver dropped  this note  to tell BLB why  T&D and Commercial Motor spent their Saturday going backwards. We journalists at RTM get to drive some great trucks in our jobs, but it’s only occasional and we don’t often get the chance to reverse them! Nearly all our driving is going forward! Ask us to …

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Asda goes shopping for Scanias Biglorryblog has the details

Scania has completed the delivery of 253 trucks to Asda after once again being selected as the supermarket retailer’s preferred truck supplier. The trucks are for the company’s base, chilled and petroleum distribution fleets, with the base and chilled fleets vehicles entering service in December of last year and the petroleum vehicles following on last month. The bulk of the …

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Biglorryblog likes the new look, and the new trucks for Deluxe Beds

Deluxe Beds of Huddersfield has completed a major re-branding exercise culminating in the delivery of two 18-tonne GVW Volvo FE rigid trucks . Managing Director, Mrs. Khatiza Razak says: “In September 2015 we launched our new ‘Modern Living’ collection and essentially wanted to refresh our whole brand to reflect the new range of products. One of the key elements was …

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Biglorryblog spots that a new Hi-Way has arrived at Arclid

Specialist bulk powder haulier Arclid Transport has expanded its fleet with the company’s first Iveco: a Stralis Hi-Way 6×2 tractor unit. The Stralis joins a fleet of 31 at the Sandbach, Cheshire-based firm, and will be used for the transportation of granular raw materials, minerals and bulk powders destined for the UK’s construction industry, as well as firms manufacturing pottery …

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Biglorryblog hears that 2000 super swedes are heading for Stobarts

This fine photo  of a Stobart Scania in stunning scenery could probably deserve a BLB post all on its own. However it arrived along with the story that Scania UK has  gained its largest ever order, in fact the largest ever order for Scania in Europe. With the Stobart group and associated companies taking 2000  of the marque. The majority …

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A tidy load of rubbish on Biglorryblog

Dustcarts, normally liveried in the bland corporate logo of some huge logistics company or the even duller local council’s logo.  So it was a pleasant surprise for Paul who spotted this  patriotic liveried Dennis in Carlisle Cetainly smarter than your average bin lorry

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100 tonnes on air on Biglorryblog

An FH16-650 double-drive 6×4 tractor unit, plated for STGO operation at up to 100 tonnes GCW, has entered service with Stockport based machinery and plant haulage transport specialist Demplant. It is the company’s first Volvo and was supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials at Trafford Park. Demplant’s Martin Mitchell explains that the company wanted to ‘futureproof’ its eight strong fleet capabilities …

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