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: The Range T is heading for the F1 paddocks this season

Re-entering the competition in 2016, with its own Formula 1 team, Renault Sport is continuing its long-term partnership with Renault Trucks. At the European Grand Prix events, Renault Trucks Range T vehicles, voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2015’ and equipped with the Euro-6 DTI 13 litre 520 hp engines, will provide the team’s logistics. The Range T520s will be …

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Biglorryblog: Open wide with ALE

Image by Tom Evans

Image by, and courtesy of, Tom Evans Abnormal load Engineering (ALE) work world wide moving some of the biggest loads imaginable. To do so means being innovative, in the past when ALE couldn’t find a truck to match their exacting specifications, they simply designed and built their own, the Trojan.  Image by, and courtesy of, Tom Evans Now they have bought to the …

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Challenging times for the T&D editor

I’m still pretty new to this truck driving malarkey, so when MAN offered me a ride and drive with one of its driver trainers and TGX 26.480, I jumped at the chance. Given the choice of doing the drive from Manchester or Swindon, being an ex-Northern(ish) lad, I plumped for the former, and May 3 was set. The only issue …

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Biglorryblog: Wot no driver?

Autonomous driving trucks have been very much in the industry news recently, with the pan European trials of platooning,  even with platooning each truck still has a driver in the cab. But soon Volvo plan to unveil its totally autonomous FMX tipper.  Designed to work above and below ground in a  mine/quarry the truck is a co-operative venture between Volvo Group …

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Biglorryblog: The CDVS show part 2- the modern trucks

As promised here is part two of Pauls photo’s from the Carlisle and District  Vintage Society truck show. This time the more up to date trucks Stylish MAN Plenty of Scanias to drool over Even the most of mundane of trucks can be made into something special with a little elbow grease and a lot of commitment Some Yank muscle …

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NEWS: Motis opens new Dover truck stop

MOTIS are pleased to announce the completion of phase 1 of this ambitious project with the opening of their new driver amenities at their Freight Clearance & Truckstop facility in Dover. The MOTIS Dover Facility now includes wet-rooms, new toilet blocks, Launderette, Food and drink vending machines, gaming machines, convenience store, cinema TV lounge, Sky and BT sports, free wifi, …

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Biglorryblog does TruckFest

The TruckFest 2016 season kicked off with the biggest ever show at Peterborough showground , and Biglorryblog was there  with his mates From Truck & Driver. It would be impossible to photograph all the trucks, and the so here are Biglorryblogs pick  of  the bunch Of Course no Truckshow would be complete without a T cab, and this example was one …

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A special birthday Volvo surprise for one driver Biglorryblog reports

Friday 25th March was a momentous occasion for Moira, Co. Armagh-based haulier, Bradford Transport, as it was the day that they purchased their first ever brand new truck in over 30 years of operation. The stunning Volvo FH540 XL Globetrotter was supplied by Dennison Commercials Ltd, and all paintwork was carried out by Dennison Bodyshop.  The truck was purchased as …

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Biglorryblog at the CV show 2016

Biglorryblogs back at his desk in the Northern outpost, with tired feet after pounding the halls at this years CV show.    With only one major truck manufacturer attending you could be forgiven for thinking it will be a little bit of a damp squib, but the truth is there is plenty there for Truck lovers. I will let Biglorryblogs mates …

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Sit back for Part 1 of the Carlisle and District Vintage show on Biglorryblog

In April, exhibitors and spectators from all over the North of England and Scotland headed to Borderway Auction mart, just of M6 J43 in Carlisle for the annual Carlisle & District Vintage Society Trucks Show, which featured modern and vintage trucks along with car, tractors, motorcycles and static steam engines. As usual Paul took his camera along and took some …

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