New Volvo Tipper Added To Fleet

Burcombe Haulage took delivery of a new Volvo FMX 500 bhp 8×4 tipper last week as it went straight to work, driven by long standing Burcombe employee Kevin Daw.

Featuring the latest step D version Euro 6 emission standard, onboard weigher, auto tailgate and easy sheet. The Charlton steel muckaway body is emblazoned with the new company font, while the high roof Globetrotter cab has leather seats, a fridge and a microwave fitted for driver comfort for overnights and working away on site.

Justin Fisher of Stuart Truck and Bus pictured with Burcombe Haulage Director Roger Ackford.

Adapting to a ‘new normal’ during pandemic

There have been many changes at Burcombe in the last three months as we adapt to Government restrictions for the safety of our staff and visitors.

Although many businesses have reopened this week, as an essential industry Burcombe Haulage have continued to run throughout the lockdown and have been modifying how we work since March. Hand sanitiser stations, protective screens, adopting 2m when it comes to desk space and movement around the yard and offices, signage and PPE packs, to name a few.

We will maintain adjustments to our working practice and environment in response to the most up to date guidelines and risk assessments, to ensure it is a safe workplace while the fight against Covid19 continues.

Big thank you to all the team for their support and co-operation throughout!

New Volvo FH500 tc

Burcombe Haulage’s new Volvo FH500 tc will be on the road from 1st June and comes with a fuel saving engine and equipment required for new driving safety regulations in London.

The Volvo turbo compound engine features an ‘I-Save’ package, which equates to an overall saving of 5% on fuel – advantageous for the nationwide mileage this truck covers. 

With additional devices fitted to achieve a safety permit to comply with the London Direct Vision Standard, the vehicle has a close proximity sensor, blind spot cameras, class V and VI mirrors and an audible alert for when the vehicle is turning left.

With the support of our local dealer Stuarts Truck and Bus, Burcombe were able to trial their demonstrator vehicle and a subsequent purchase was made. The vehicle will be the first new truck for driver Robin Burton and replaces his outgoing 5 year old FH500.

Point to Point Roadsweeper Service

Burcombe Haulage supported the East Cornwall Great Trethew Point to Point last Sunday, volunteering to provide roadsweeper services. Thankfully the event went ahead, despite the concerning weather conditions and the original date cancellation.

Congratulations to Charlotte Summersby, who picked up her first Point to Point win on Cloudy Music, a barn in the novice riders.

Support Team Burcombe!

The team at Burcombe are soon to face challenges across Bath, Manchester, London and Plymouth, all in aid of four amazing charities.

Nicola will be taking on the Bath Half Marathon and the Manchester Full Marathon, Stuart will be walking the 12k for St Luke’s Men’s Day Out, while Carina and Helen will be running the streets of London for the Landmarks Half Marathon.

Our four chosen charities are – Plymouth St.Luke’s Hospice, Cancer Research, Mencap and Teenage Cancer Trust. We will be running as individuals but fundraising as a team.

All donations greatly received will be split between the four charities to help them continue the wonderful work they do in research and support.

If you wish to sponsor Team Burcombe please call the office and Nicola can arrange collecting/transferring the donation from you. 

THANK YOU!

TPN Elite Performance Award

Burcombe Haulage Directors Carina Hodge and Stuart Wilkie recently attended THE Pallet Network Member’s Meeting held at Villa Park and came home with an Elite Performance Award.

Presented by Eddie Stobart Executive Chairman, William Stobart, the award recognises Burcombe consistently hitting above 99% in all KPI reports throughout 2019.
Well done to our pallet team maintaining a high standard of service in making these deliveries successful and on time!

Burcombe Support Local Diver

Burcombe Haulage were delighted to support local diver Josh Freeman at a recent national diving competition in Scotland, as he pursues his dream to dive for Team GB one day.

The competition was for the top divers in the UK and Europe whereby you had to be at an elite level to be invited, despite the age group being 16-18 year olds, 14 year old Josh was invited to take part.

He was on schedule for a possible 2nd place in his platform event but unfortunately one dive did not go so well and he finished in a commendable 7th place among much older and experienced competitors.

He was also pleased with his performance in the springboard event, on the 3m springboard he landed a forward 3 ½ somersault dive for the first time in a competition.  

Josh has another big weekend coming up, taking part in the British Diving Championships 2020 held in Plymouth where the top GB divers will all try to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

Burcombe made a contribution towards his costs for the event in Scotland in support of his achievement in reaching this pinnacle point. Josh and his parents Rodney and Sue thanked the company for their support. We will be continuing to follow Josh’s journey in a sport he clearly has a talent in, as he aims for an Olympic place of his own in the not too distance future.

Job Opportunities at Burcombe

PLEASE NOTE THIS WAS POSTED IN JANUARY 2020, THE TIPPER POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

We currently have the following job opportunities at Burcombe, please email your CV to helen@burcombehaulage.co.uk if you’re interested.

WE DO NOT ACCEPT CALLS OR CONTACT FROM AGENCIES – THANK YOU

HGV Mechanic

Burcombe Haulage are looking for an experienced HGV Mechanic to join their team in the busy workshop, operating from Saltash.

With a fleet of over 60 vehicles from lorries and tippers to road sweepers and artics, experience and enthusiasm in this area is essential with a HGV licence preferred. Working well alone as well as part of the team and able to multi-task, the ideal candidate will be efficient and able to complete maintenance and repair jobs to good time.

A good communicator who uses initiative, with attention to detail, deadlines and safe working practice at all times.

You will be working full time on a minimum 40 hour week contact, Monday to Friday but there will be the requirement for overtime during the week and working Saturday morning on a rota basis.

In return we offer a competitive salary, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme and training opportunities.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Class 2 Tipper Driver

Burcombe Haulage are looking for an enthusiastic and hard working Class 2 tipper driver to join our team, operating from Saltash.

You will be working full time on a permanent contract, Monday to Friday but there will be requirement for occasional weekend work. Applicants must have good communication skills, ability to use initiative and be self-motivated to work alone and as part of a team. You must hold a CPC card and digital tacho. Experience is preferred but not essential.

In return we offer a competitive rate of pay depending on experience, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme and training opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Class 2 Road Sweeper Operative

Burcombe Haulage are looking for an experienced Class 2 Road Sweeper Operative to join our team, operating from Saltash.

Working Monday to Friday full time on a permanent contract, with a requirement for occasional weekend and evening work. Applicants must have good communication skills, ability to use initiative and be self-motivated to work alone and as part of a team. You must hold a CPC card and digital tacho.

In return we offer a competitive rate of pay depending on experience, 20 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension scheme and training opportunities.

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Christmas donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities

Staff at Burcombe Haulage enjoyed their Christmas party on December 7th and raised a fantastic £212.21 at the evening’s raffle. This money will go to the charity Ronald McDonald Houses.

When you have a seriously ill child in hospital, the Ronald McDonald Houses provide free comfortable accommodation – ‘a home away from home’ so that families can have a ‘normal’ schedule, can eat, stay and play together as much as possible.