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: Old Bedfords never die

Well they do, the venerable Bedford TK, once the workhorse of the UK transport industry  are now a very rare sight outside the restoration scene. But this ones is still hard at work grafting for its living. Spotted by TK fan Dave in Hastings Sussex.  Great original looking condition for its year.   Image copyright Dave Young

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Biglorryblog: Good scenery, good truck, good trailer good job

It isn’t easy to be an owner driver these days. In the current financial climate many are calling it a day. But one owner operator is bucking the trend and doing it in the specialised world of heavy haulage. Steve Butlers Volvo FH can often be seen  carrying strange objects that have been the cause of much speculation,   some even …

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Biglorryblog: Old Austins plod on down under

Austins at a Truck Show in Brisbane , more wheels than they need may be? But interesting says Graham K   This old Austin Is still working on the farm loved so much they have polished all the red paint off back to the primer , the number plate is Queensland farm  reg.   Great Pics as ever Graham, thanks …

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Biglorryblog: Its coming- the next generation of Scania arrives today

So we’ve arrived in Paris for the grand unveiling of Scania’s new truck generation. Given they’ve been working on this update for the past 10 years we’re expecting big things and you’ll be first to get all the news here at BigLorryBlog. We’re expecting the wraps to come off the new truck at about 8pm UK time and, internet connection …

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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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