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.

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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Biglorryblog: Old Bedfords Never die

Biglorryblogs  old mate Paul spotted this van which he thought might be of interest to the Anorak army. The van which looks as if it has had a hard life and appears to have been parked under some trees for a while is a 1972 /1973 “L” registration Bedford van which makes it 44 to 45 year old and makes it …

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Biglorryblog: ALE getting windy in Saudi Arabia

Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the Jubail Industrial Port and transported them over 600km to Huraymila, using a combination of conventional trailers and a blade trailer. The …

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Biglorryblog: UKCM drivers choose Volvo

To meet its growth ambitions for 2017, UK Container Maintenance (UKCM) of Northwich in Cheshire has taken delivery of another five Volvo FH-460 6×2 tractor units , The latest additions are part of programme, started in 2014, that will see the company update its entire fleet to Volvo trucks. Operations Director Liz Wolstenholme says: “We invited several manufacturers to show …

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Biglorryblog: JSH “C” two new tippers

Leicestershire-based JSH Ltd. has taken on two new 32 tonne Range C430 8x4s with day cabs following positive experiences of both the vehicle and excellent support from local dealer, Renault Trucks Coventry. Complete with Swadlincote Aluminium & Welding (SAW) aluminium tipper bodies, the new Range Cs join JSH’s six-strong fleet, delivering aggregates and recycled materials including sand, gravel and granite …

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Biglorryblog: Cheese with whatever this is?

Stephen from saw this very smart market trading shop in France at Christmas.  The French know a thing about selling food, it looked amazing. It was a cheese specialist, and the counter came right up to the front, making it a half cab.  Could be a Scania, it seems to be wearing a bit of one. This BLB editor …

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Biglorryblog: Done to a T

Scania T cabs are becoming a rare sight  0n the roads now, even rarer are T cabbed rigids so  when BLBs old mate  TK Dave spotted this B&A Group T-cab Scania 6×4 –  the flagship of a 50-strong skip and tipper fleet – at work in Central Bristol on a freezing January day  he had to grab a snap.

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