Big Lorry Blog

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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Biglorryblog: Fraikin and Antos lift the load for Benchmark

Fraikin has supplied Benchmark Building Supplies with four new site delivery trucks on a full-service contract hire agreement. As part of the package, Fraikin will provide all servicing, maintenance and repairs for the new 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Antos rigids – including the vehicles’ six-weekly safety inspections, annual MOT testing, tyre management and 24/7 roadside assistance. Benchmark Building Supplies Managing Director Phillip …

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Biglorryblog: Safety a priority at W H Bowker

As part of the Companies continuing focus on improving road safety for vulnerable road users, the latest Volvo FM rigids to join the 120 strong Volvo fleet of Lancashire-based, International and UK logistics specialist W H Bowker are equipped with additional, lowered nearside windows. Describing the reasons for investing in this additional aid to road safety, W H Bowker’s Director …

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News: Its coming the new Scania range to be revealed in August

On 23 August, Scania will start the launch of its new truck generation by revealing the first units designed for the European long-haulage segment. This first launch will mean the public debut of the largest ever investment in new products and services by Scania, which at the same time is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Scania is introducing its new offer …

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Biglorryblog: Bibby buys bespoke bakery trucks

Bibby Distribution’s transport contract with Roberts Bakery has risen to a new level, with the introduction of five new bespoke bread transport trucks. The 7.5 tonne DAF LF rigid trucks were commissioned by Bibby Distribution in response to a custom specification requested by the Cheshire breadmakers, and will support Roberts Bakery’s growth into new regions. Bibby Distribution has already enabled …

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Biglorryblog: Not new is good news for A&D Logistics

2016 sees Renfrewshire-based, A&D Logistics marking its 21st year in business with a continuity of the firm’s policy of purchasing only Used Volvo FH tractor units, all bought through their local Volvo Used Trucks dealer. “It’s now 14 years since we bought a brand new Volvo FH tractor unit and since then we have relied on sourcing quality approved vehicles …

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Biglorryblog: New DAF XF trucks for KER Transport

The seven vehicle fleet of KER Transport, operating out of Marchwood near Southampton, has taken two new Euro 6 DAF XF 510 FTG tractors onto its fleet as part of an on-going renewal programme. The new DAFs now bring to six the marque’s representation in the fleet. Ken Reed, the owner of the business said, “We have had terrific service …

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Biglorryblog: Clean sweep for this super sweeper

A unique, top specification Volvo FM-460 4×2 ‘super-sweeper’ has entered service with leading specialist road-marking business W J North Ltd., part of W J Group, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire. The FM-460 is the first brand new sweeper chassis for the company, which has always purchased second-hand trucks for this application. It is also the first ultra-high specification sweeper to …

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Biglorryblog: Yanks in Yorkshire

More bonneted  beauties from the Thirsk Truck gathering held this weekend  and spotted by Steve Not Swedish steel this time but good old American Iron The Bulldog standing proud in the North Yorkshire sunshine and not looking a bit out of place Plenty of chrome on show, and plenty of lights and a slightly smaller model, possibly home grown ! …

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