Big Lorry Blog

Biglorryblog: Our newest reporter at the North East Truckers show

Dear Biglorryblog, My name is Dylan, I am 3yrs 9mths old. Sunday 14th August I   went, with my camera, to the North East Truckers Fundraising Truck Show in Newcastle upon Tyne. The show was to raise money to build a sensory room at Northburn Sports & Community Centre, Cramlington. This will be called Seb & Olivia’s Den in memory of …

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Biglorryblog: DAF cleans up for Westminster Waste

Westminster Waste in South East London has taken delivery of its first refuse-collection vehicle on a DAF CF 440 FAX 8×2 chassis. The Euro 6 vehicle, which joins seven DAF LF 18-tonne skip-loaders on the fleet, has two front steering axles, one rear drive axle and rear lifting/steering axle, and features a Heil body with VWS vehicle weighing system. Dave …

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Biglorryblog: 5 axles deliver for these Range C

One of Tipperary’s leading construction material suppliers, Gleeson Quarries, has taken delivery of its first Renault trucks – two Range C380 10x4s . They are both fitted with Gleeson Steel halfpipe bodies and join the Company’s 40+strong fleet delivering stone, wet mix, sand and gravel across South Tipperary, Kilkenny and Laois in Ireland. The new Range Cs have a specially-fitted …

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Biglorryblog: Harris goes DAF for its 25th

Harris Transport has celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special DAF XF 510 FTG tractor unit. The haulage and storage business from Eastleigh in Hants, has an almost all-DAF fleet of around 40 vehicles, a mix of LFs, 18T and 26t DAF CF rigids and XF tractors, with 13 new additions including the XF 6×2 marking their 25th year in …

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Biglorryblog: T&D on holidays

T&Ds editor never stops working even on his summer holidays he took time to send  this note to BLB   Like many parents, I dread the school holidays for one reason – the price of holiday cottages shoots up to double or more what is charged for renting them during term times. However, I struck lucky recently when I got …

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Biglorryblog: MAN and ALE takes the train

Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has completed the unloading and transportation of a train, consisting of 11 units, in just one day in Saudi Arabia. ALE received the 11 units, made up of nine carriages and two locomotives to form one train, at the Jubail Industrial Port. Each locomotive weighed 100t. These were then transported using 11 extendable step frame and …

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Biglorryblog : 750 horses for Bull Transport

Bull Transport have placed orders for six new Volvo FH tractor units so far this year – including a fleet flagship FH16-750.  The latest Volvos are used on a range of duties from general haulage to refrigerated work, where they may be double shifted round the clock, seven days a week during peak periods, working on store deliveries for Tesco, throughout …

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Biglorryblog: Left is right for AS Rawlings

AS Rawlings Transport in Southampton has seen its work load double in the last two years, as its work for the tanning industries across Europe has rocketed. “It’s a niche sector,” admits managing director, Kevin Rawlings, “but we have been in it for over 50 years, since my grand-father and uncle started it up back in 1964, so people know …

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Biglorryblog: Truck art- decorating a trucks blank canvas

Custom painted trucks always draw attention,  but the largest area available to be airbrushed is hidden away at the rear of the cab. Steve  has a passion for all things Diesel. Over the years he has accumulated a vast number of photographs of trucks.     Now when he attends a commercial gathering he makes a point of going down the rear of the line …

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