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.

Can you help R G Carter track down this Bedford advert?

This photocopy of a magazine or newspaper advert for Bedford comes from the archive of Norfolk-based builders and contractors R G Carter. Now the company is trying to track down an original copy, and thought that Biglorryblog readers might be able to help. The advert is believed to date from the 1950s but there is no record of which transport …

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Big Lorry Blog: How they get goods around in Croatia

We like to include the weird and wonderful from the world of trucks on BLB, and this one, from regular correspondent Tim Cotton, certainly fits the bill. It is made by Still, which primarily manufactures forklifts. “This is how they get goods around Dubrovnik in Croatia,” he writes. “I was lucky enough to visit this beautiful city for several hours …

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Something to shout about

Change drivers’ working conditions and then recruitment will become easier, says T&D’s editor-in-chief, Will Shiers. I’m getting bored with people saying that in order to attract fresh blood into this industry, all we need to do is shout about how fantastic it is. Well I’ve got news for you – it isn’t! At least not at the coal face anyway. …

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Scania to go for world record at Convoy in the Park

Scania GB will attempt to set a world record at Convoy in the Park on 22-23 July, and it needs drivers to get involved to achieve it. Truck manufacturer Scania is planning to set a new record for the largest gathering of a single make of truck in one place, and has chosen the Donington Park infield during Convoy in …

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The Good Life

Shrewsbury-based haulier Chris Good is the lucky man to put the first new Scania S-series, an S500, on English roads. We go to Shropshire to see him and his new steed. Words: Pip Dunn / Images: Tom Cunningham There’s always interest when the first of a new truck model goes on the road. Not facelifted, or a model with a …

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The road to Shaky Town

Our very own Rubber Duck puts the hammer down in a 2017 Peterbilt 389 and searches ’cross the U S of A for the film locations used in the popular 1978 movie. Words: Will Shiers Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June, in a Kenworth pullin’ logs. Well, actually, that’s not strictly accurate. Yes, it is …

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First bands announced to play at Convoy in the Park

Bands playing music from punkabilly to alt-country are among the first to be confirmed on the bill for Convoy in the Park at Donington Park. The inaugural Convoy in the Park festival, billed as the ultimate celebration of the truck and driver, will take place on the weekend on 22 and 23 July. It is expected that tens of thousands …

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