Big Lorry Blog

First 15’s begin to arrive in BIglorryblogs inbox

Back from Biglorryblogs weeks holiday,  BLB is pleased to see that the inbox is filling up with images of  “15’s” (15 being the new registration mark that denotes year of registration and  came out on the 1st of this month) forst to hit the inbox was this DAF  from Paul, who says “Having had one of those weeks when I …

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Biglorryblog is pleased to learn that this ERF ECX will keep on trucking

Biglorryblog has been informed that one of the last ERF ECX tractor units operated by J R Adams(Y 987 ETN) has been purchased by an enthusiast in North Yorkshire. It is to retain its distinctive traditional company livery,with permission of James/John Adams and will be used to transport a steam engine within the UK and the continent..Its stable mate however  …

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Biglorryblog salutes these old soldiers still serving a valuable duty

Truckingwrite spotted these old soldiers on a top secret military testing area ( visible from the M3 at Chobham). Long past the time when they can provide valuable logistics support they are now used to train servicemen and women in recovery techniques. The TM above certainly seems to have a rough timeWhile this tipper TM’s cab seems to be pretty …

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Getting your first brand new trucks?, Might as well get a striking new livery too agrees Biglorryblog

Construction services and waste-management company Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd., have rolled out a striking new livery on four, high specification FH tractor units. According to Paul Smith, although the company has operated Volvo trucks for several years, they have always been purchased as late plate used vehicles, mostly FM-440 and 460hp chassis, with a mix of multiwheelers and tractor units. The …

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Biglorryblog learns the story of evolution- from the side of an Actros

Josef Schumachers new 1845 Actros has more than just a striking livery. The Actros  called “The cradle of mankind” left the workshop of airbrush artist Walter Rosner at the end of JanuaryThe story begins on the driver’s side of the 1845 GigaSpace cabin. where the venue is the primeval savanna of Africa, where a gorilla sits and looks over to …

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Biglorryblog learns why Allegro keeps buying the three pointed star

Allegro Transport operates a large fleet of trucks in a variety of sizes and configurations, all but a handful of which are by Mercedes-Benz. Latest to arrive are a quartet of 4×2 Actros 1843 tractor units with aerodynamic StreamSpace cabs. They are powered by315 kW (428 hp) six-cylinder engines driving through the Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmissions. Based in Alfreton, …

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