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: Range T ideal for new start

Fast-growing start-up, JHS Logistics Limited, has selected Renault Trucks for its fleet vehicles. Two 44-tonne Range T460 6×2 tractor units are the latest additions to the cargo logistics and container haulage specialist’s fleet, which has expanded to six Range T460s in less than a year. JHS Logistics’ Managing Director, Mohsen Hasham explains why he selected Renault Trucks: “We set up …

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Trucking all over the world…

January 1981 was a key date for me, as an 11 year old, that is when I bought my first copy of TRUCK magazine to fuel my new-found interest in HGVs. It had the brand new Scania GPR series on the cover, which had just been launched – the old 82, 112 and 142 series – now classics in their …

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Biglorryblog: New heavies for Tripod Crest

When it comes to transporting pavers, rollers and asphalt planing equipment, some weighing in excess of 38-tonnes, Tripod Crest Ltd based in Northampton has turned to Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia of Wellingborough and three new Volvo FH-540, 6×2 tag-axle tractor units. Tripod Crest Ltd. is one of the leading names in highway maintenance and the three new …

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Biglorryblog: Tiger building a smart image with Iveco

The image a scaffolders truck raises is probably a beaten up fairly old flatbed operating out of a small untidy, plank and pole strewn yard. But at least one company bucks against the stereotype. Mark Parkin & Barry Brown are both directors of TIGER Scaffolding They are just moving in to their impressive new yard set up in Whitby North Yorkshire. …

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Biglorryblog: is it a Routeman?

Graham K spotted this fine example of a Scammell at the Gatton show down under, But is it a Routeman he asks, This BLB editor thinks it is,  but lets leave it to the anorak army to give the final verdict Images copyright Graham Kircher

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Biglorryblog: New Stralis right up North West Roofings Hi-Street

North West Roofing Supplies is expanding its fleet with two new Iveco Stralis Hi-Street trucks, featuring the manufacturer’s patented HI-SCR engine technology, after reporting “complete satisfaction” with a seed Stralis acquired in 2014. The two 26-tonne 6×2 Stralis Hi-Street rigids both feature a plant body, an Atlas 165.2A2 crane and a lifting and rear-steering axle, providing increased manoeuvrability for the …

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Biglorryblog: Volvo FM and Chips please

P. D. Huggins Potatoes stunning new Volvo FM-330 6×2 rear-steer rigid, with air suspension on all axles, provides the ultimate driving comfort environment for deliveries of an essential ingredient that is one half of what has been dubbed by its aficionados as ‘the ultimate comfort food’. The FM is used by the Warboys, Cambridgeshire-based operator, to make deliveries of potatoes …

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Biglorryblog: Driving the new Scania and more

Biglorryblog is off to Sweden for a few days to  take a close look at the new Scania.  While we are gone here is BLBs old mate Will Shiers, Editor in chief at Commercial Motor, with his view of Scanias new offering. Just click on the video below to watch  

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Biglorryblog: Nixon takes its 50th Isuzu

Construction equipment hire company Nixon Hire has just celebrated the arrival of its 50th Isuzu, as a further 10 more Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids have now been added to its nationwide service fleet. The relationship between Nixon Hire and Isuzu Truck UK goes back eight years and these are now the second generation of Isuzu trucks to be in operation …

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Biglorryblog; More bling from downunder

More from Graham and the Truck Show at Casino NSW , Not your average bling Truck. Nice pair of stacks ! For a virtual BLB pie can you identify the make and model? More usual bling truck a very smart  Mack also on show images copyright Graham Kircher

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