Burcombe share Christmas Charity cheer!

We paid a visit to The Hugs Foundation in Bodmin on Friday to deliver a cheque from the money raised from our collection tin in the office. At the start of each year we choose a charity and throughout the next 12 months, drivers, staff and visitors drop off their spare change into the tin and their kind generosity this year resulted in a donation of £270.

Helen visited The Hugs Foundation site, met by the friendly staff but also plenty of friendly animals – dogs, horses, chickens, cats, goats and pigs! These animals are sadly often rescued from neglected, abused or poorly kept conditions, they are rehabilitated and rehomed after care from the foundation.
Hugs also provides a diverse range of therapeutic activities for children, young people, adults and the elderly. The animals play a massive part in support for those suffering mental ill health, social exclusion, disadvantages and disabilities. For more information or to donate, please visit www.hugsfoundation.org.uk

Burcombe Haulage have also donated to The British Heart Foundation this festive season, as well as the Derriford Hospital Gift Appeal – selecting presents through their Amazon wish list to help the appeal ensure every child in Derriford has a present to open on Christmas Day.

Burcombe customer TJ Books get new look

Exciting news from our customer TJ Books, Burcombe are proud to be entrusted with delivering their quality products.

Today is a big day in the history of TJ.

Throughout lockdown, we have been busy investing in new machinery for our factory and considering who we are, what makes us different, and where we are going in the bright new future. And we are therefore delighted to return under our new name of TJ Books, with an exciting new look and feel.

Producing on average 1,000 titles a month, we are one of the UK’s largest independent manufacturers of quality books. We are also a people-first business and as a team of over 120 colleagues, we are all about enabling our team to be able to make the most of our location right by the beach near Padstow, Cornwall, and the enviable Cornish lifestyle.

Our new fresh, dynamic and modern website not only showcases what we do here in Cornwall, it also portrays our unique personality within the print trade and the personality of the brilliant people in our eclectic team here at TJ Books.

Visit our new website and read our full press release here: https://lnkd.in/eWzrDUw

New Volvo joins the fleet

Director, Richard Batten, takes a look around the latest addition to the Burcombe fleet – the Volvo FM 380.
The vehicle, with Charlton body, has full 360 cameras and additional safety strobe lights and was put straight to work on Friday as the busy period continues.

New Renault on the road

Our new Renault van arrived this week and is now out supporting the bigger trucks in making deliveries to the areas where a smaller vehicle is required. It will also serve as a starter vehicle for drivers coming through the Burcombe training programme.

Callington CC Player Sponsorship

With sport starting to get back on track following the lockdown period, Burcombe Haulage are supporting Callington Cricket Club this summer with player and match ball sponsorship.

We are sponsoring Adam Snowdon for the season, a key player within the first team, Burcombe will also sponsor a cricket ball for one of the league games over the next few weeks.

As a company of sports fans, we are thrilled to be involved with a large and established local club and wish Adam and all of Callington’s teams the best of luck for the season.

Devon & Cornwall Food Action get helping hand from Burcombe

Burcombe Haulage were delighted to help out Devon & Cornwall Food Action (DCFA) to get their chiller van back on the road, providing deliveries to families across both counties.

The charity strives to eradicate food poverty in Devon and Cornwall, run almost entirely by a volunteer workforce. DCFA work with food producers and supermarkets to redistribute surplus good to those in need, supplying and providing food to families identified as being in desperate need to feed themselves.

Burcombe worked in partnership with Burts Snacks in picking up and repairing one of their chiller vans, which is essential to the fleet in collecting and delivering cold foods from food providers to those who need it most.

We received the following thank you video from Alan Dunne, Chairman for Devon & Cornwall Food Action, thanking both companies for their help and time in fixing the vehicle and we are more than happy to have been able to help this fantastic charity be able to continue their much needed work in the community.

To find out more about Devon & Cornwall Food Action, visit www.devonandcornwallfoodaction.org

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.