Big Lorry Blog

Classic commercials; haulage tales from yesteryear; and the weird and the wonderful from the world of trucks – Big Lorry Blog has it all! The anorak army bring you tales of big rigs; little rigs and downright unusual rigs from far-flung parts of the world.

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Biglorryblog: Done to a T

Scania T cabs are becoming a rare sight  0n the roads now, even rarer are T cabbed rigids so  when BLBs old mate  TK Dave spotted this B&A Group T-cab Scania 6×4 –  the flagship of a 50-strong skip and tipper fleet – at work in Central Bristol on a freezing January day  he had to grab a snap.

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The trucking family

The honouring by the Polish Ambassador, on behalf of Poland, of British driver Dave Duncan for his fund-raising efforts for the family of murdered Polish trucker Lukasz Urban’s was a superb gesture. It did – I hope – remind the pubic that virtually all truckers are good people, and deserve more recognition for all the hard work they do. They …

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We’ve got ourselves a Convoy!

Truck driving is not a job for the faint hearted, but it’s fair to say that most who enter profession, whether they’ll admit it or not, actually do really enjoy it – or at least the vast majority of it. We often hear of drivers having ‘diesel in their veins’ and many drivers find it hard to come off the …

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Biglorryblog: Classic Mercedes Trucks with an Aussie twist

A few Stuttgart classics spotted by Graham  at the first  Glen Innes NSW Historic  truck Show held in October 2016 .. About 100 Trucks  were on display at the show The New England Heritage Club Inc. Will hold a show every two years Smart Mercedes trucks with an Aussie twist, Smashing pictures as always Graham thank you   Images copyright Graham …

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Biglorryblog: Skinners Brewery and Isuzu thirst response team

Truro community brewery Skinner’s Brewing Company has  taken its second  Isuzu, this time an Isuzu N65.150 manual 4×2 rigid truck, which is being used for the distribution of the company’s beer products to the Cornish coastal towns of Looe and Polperro, where road access can be extremely narrow in places. As part of the new vehicle specification, Skinner’s Brewery  has …

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Biglorryblog: Range T ideal for new start

Fast-growing start-up, JHS Logistics Limited, has selected Renault Trucks for its fleet vehicles. Two 44-tonne Range T460 6×2 tractor units are the latest additions to the cargo logistics and container haulage specialist’s fleet, which has expanded to six Range T460s in less than a year. JHS Logistics’ Managing Director, Mohsen Hasham explains why he selected Renault Trucks: “We set up …

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Trucking all over the world…

January 1981 was a key date for me, as an 11 year old, that is when I bought my first copy of TRUCK magazine to fuel my new-found interest in HGVs. It had the brand new Scania GPR series on the cover, which had just been launched – the old 82, 112 and 142 series – now classics in their …

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