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 trucking family

The honouring by the Polish Ambassador, on behalf of Poland, of British driver Dave Duncan for his fund-raising efforts for the family of murdered Polish trucker Lukasz Urban’s was a superb gesture. It did – I hope – remind the pubic that virtually all truckers are good people, and deserve more recognition for all the hard work they do. They …

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We’ve got ourselves a Convoy!

Truck driving is not a job for the faint hearted, but it’s fair to say that most who enter profession, whether they’ll admit it or not, actually do really enjoy it – or at least the vast majority of it. We often hear of drivers having ‘diesel in their veins’ and many drivers find it hard to come off the …

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Biglorryblog: Classic Mercedes Trucks with an Aussie twist

A few Stuttgart classics spotted by Graham  at the first  Glen Innes NSW Historic  truck Show held in October 2016 .. About 100 Trucks  were on display at the show The New England Heritage Club Inc. Will hold a show every two years Smart Mercedes trucks with an Aussie twist, Smashing pictures as always Graham thank you   Images copyright Graham …

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Biglorryblog: Skinners Brewery and Isuzu thirst response team

Truro community brewery Skinner’s Brewing Company has  taken its second  Isuzu, this time an Isuzu N65.150 manual 4×2 rigid truck, which is being used for the distribution of the company’s beer products to the Cornish coastal towns of Looe and Polperro, where road access can be extremely narrow in places. As part of the new vehicle specification, Skinner’s Brewery  has …

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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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