National Lorry Week

Monday 16th September to Sunday 22nd September is the RHA’s (Road Haulage Association) National Lorry Week.

We’ll be showing we #LoveTheLorry with a spotlight on one of our Burcombe fleet every day. Today’s focus however is viewing haulage as a career option. Burcombe employ over 80 staff (a few in this photo!), but they’re not all drivers! There are other opportunities and training available within this essential and fast-growing industry, such as IT Operator, Workshop Technician, Health & Safety Officer, Credit Controller, Depot Administrator, Traffic Operator and much more.

Contact the RHA Training team for more information on courses and apprenticeships at www.rha.uk.net/training

Success at Cornwall Truck Show

Burcombe Haulage had a very successful weekend at The Cornwall Truck Show, with a number of vehicles on display – one of which picked up the two big awards of the day.

Emma Todman’s new Scania in freshly branded Burcombe livery aka BIG RED, was voted ‘Top Tractor Unit under 12 months’ and also picked up the People’s Choice award, as voted for by the general public.

The team also had the bragging rights of winning the truck pull on Saturday for the second year running! All in all, a fun and successful weekend for everyone. See you next year!

RCS 2019 – Burcombe Vehicle Gallery

We managed to dodge the showers and have a fantastic first day at The Royal Cornwall Show yesterday. We had new vehicles to the fleet on display, all in their newly branded Burcombe livery looking incredible in red and gold.

If you’re heading to the Show today or tomorrow, be sure to take a look at Burcombe presence on the following stands:

Stuart’s Volvo Truck and Bus, stand number 673
Kellands Plant Sales Ltd, stand number 536
Scania GB Ltd, stand number 674

Royal Cornwall Show 2019

Burcombe Haulage are excited to be part of Cornwall’s biggest event, The Royal Cornwall Show, once again this year with many of our fleet on display. From Thursday 6th June until Saturday 8th June, the Show welcomes around 120,000 visitors across the 3 day event – now in its 226th year.

Burcombe will have the following vehicles at Wadebridge, so why not pop along to the stands and take a look for yourself!

Stuart’s Volvo Truck and Bus, stand number 673:
Volvo FM 18t sweeper, stock sweeper body, 370BHP, Globetrotter sleeper cab

Kellands Plant Sales Ltd, stand number 536:
Volvo FMX 8 x 4 Tridem tipper, 500BHP, Charlton body

Scania GB Ltd, stand number 674:
Scania S500 6 x 2 Tractor unit, 500 BHP
Scania G360 XT 6 x 4 Tipper, 360BHP, Charlton body

Callycombe Aggregates celebrate first year of trading

Congratulations to Callycombe Aggregates who are celebrating their first year in trading. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for their hard work and to our loyal customer base who have continued to support local business and quality materials.

Following Burcombe Haulage’s acquisition of the business last year, the company has grown both in staff numbers and production of stone and aggregate for trade and private customers. In addition, Callycombe Aggregates team has been praised by The Institute of Quarrying for their enthusiasm, understanding and practical application of key regulations and standards for health and safety.   

Hockey v Rugby

Burcombe Haulage kindly sponsored the pitch hire for the Hockey v Rugby match at Lux Park in Liskeard yesterday, between Caradon Hockey Club and Liskeard-Looe Ladies RFC.

The well supported and attended event was raising money for St Lukes Hospice and was a work effort as Caradon players from Burcombe – Carina, Nicola and Helen took part with Rachel from Callycombe Aggregates also on the team, plus Burcombe driver Will who trained the girls and helped on the day. Despite a few aches and bruises, everyone was still smiling at the end!

Burcombe win big at TPN Awards!

Burcombe Haulage are proud and thrilled to have received three awards at THE Pallet Network (TPN) Awards on Saturday night, including the top award – Depot of the Year.

The event, held at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford-upon-Avon, recognises achievements and performance in logistics in the UK pallet network sector. Hosted by comedian and actor Sir Lenny Henry, TPN members from around the country gathered to celebrate excellence across a range of award categories.

The Cornish company’s first award of the night was for Regional Business Development for the West region, highlighting Burcombe’s growth and coverage in the area. It was soon followed by Regional Depot of the Year West region, in winning this the company were put forward for the biggest award of the night – Depot of the Year which they went onto win for outstanding and professional performance.

Director of Burcombe Haulage, Carina Hodge said: “We are so proud to be presented with this award, it is a credit to every member of the Burcombe team who work so hard to achieve the results. To be voted by our fellow TPN members makes it even more special, we are very passionate about what we do and it’s fantastic to receive the recognition.”