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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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Biglorryblog: The cream of Cumbria on show

The Truck Show season is well upon us and this weekend (16th and 17th July) has seen the first Cumbria Charity Truck Fair, held over 2 days at Borderway Auction Mart just off M6 junction 43,and Biglorryblog happy snappers Steve and Paul went along to grab these images The show was organised by 4 local truck drivers Graeme Waugh, Paul …

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Biglorryblog: “C” the best looking trucks on the road

Respected Leigh-on-Sea-based A Staunton Groundworks and Civil Engineering Limited has selected the Range C as the latest additions to its 30-strong vehicle fleet. The two 32-tonne Range C430.32 8×4 tippers are being used across Essex Highways and Hertfordshire Council Highways on maintenance as well as high profile projects Previously favourable experiences with Renault vans and recommendations from other transport companies …

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Biglorryblog: GBA new Actros sets stunning MPG

A Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor unit belonging to Preston-based GBA Services has recorded a stunning fuel consumption figure of 17.1 mpg over a 100-mile run through Austria. The six-month-old truck was hauling a cargo of bulky but light pharmaceuticals in a 13.6-metre refrigerated trailer to a customer in Vienna, working at a gross combination weight of approximately 20 tonnes. Plated for …

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