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Biglorryblog is back and in its new home

You may have noticed that Biglorryblog has been quiet recently, Simple reason  is we have had to move onto different software.  We have taken advantage of the change with a new look  and moved to share the Truck & Driver webspace. The bad news is we couldn’t migrate over the majority of  Biglorryblog. Some of the old data was too …

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These Tridems keep popping up on Biglorryblog

Pegasus Grab Hire of Dudley has taken delivery of a Volvo FMX 8×4 Tridem from Hartshorne Group, Pensnett. The newest addition to the company’s 12-strong – and growing – Volvo fleet represents what is believed to be not just the UK’s, but possibly the first Volvo FMX Tridem grab truck in Europe. Company founder and Managing Director, Tony Hall says: …

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A middle East reunion with a difference on Biglorryblog

I went to a school reunion last Saturday, says Biglorryblogs mate, the editor of T&D, meeting with my old classmates that left Kenilworth secondary school aged 16 in 1985, with varying numbers of O-levels. It was the first time I’d seen some of these old classmates for 30 years or so, and I have to say I was looking forward …

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10 years and one special truck on Biglorryblog

Many  drivers now seem to get a new truck every 2-3 years, one driver bucking the trend is Juha, he has been driving his Scania /Crane/Drawbar combination for over 10 years. and it seems to still be going strongOver the years as well as racking up the miles, Juha has also been taking photo’s – over 500 to be precise.  …

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the non vegetarian Scania courtesy of Clutchslip on Biglorryblog

Clutchslip is out and about and sent this to  the Biglorryblog Northern outpost, “Forget diesel – this Scania runs on dead animals without modification. Strictly speaking, the animals are modified, butcher’s waste being converted into HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) which gives a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions. It’s said to do about 97km per elk.“

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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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