Burcombe Haulage welcomed a new brand to the fleet yesterday,
with the introduction of our new 2019 MAN TGX.
With the new 510bhp engine, Kelsa spotlight bars fitted at
the request of the driver and Alcoa durabrite wheels to help promote our proud
company image, it is the full package for practicality and a smart look on the
We highly spec our vehicles for the comfort and convenience
of our drivers who spend 3-5 nights per week away from home, with the MAN TGX
featuring leather seats, fridge and microwave.
The MAN is the first of the brand in the Burcombe fleet, following a meeting with James Smith, their ‘Seed Vehicle Campaign’ made business sense and a hard deal to turn down. The deciding factor was the service level commitment made by the local dealership, with the truck being maintained by MAN at Plymouth on a gold package R&M contract.
Burcombe Haulage Director Nicola Batten is pictured with
James Smith of MAN at the handover yesterday, an hour later the truck was on out
on its first delivery with a delighted driver.
Caradon Hockey Club ladies team were excited to be presented
with their new shirts at training last night.
Burcombe Haulage Directors, Carina Hodge and Nicola Batten
are pictured with some of the club members with the handover of shirts thanks
to the generous sponsorship towards all four ladies teams’ playing tops.
The St Dominick based company continue their sponsor
partnership with Caradon after a number of years which has previously included
sponsorship of shirts, a container on site to keep training equipment secure
and kind donations towards social events.
Burcombe Haulage are proud to unveil their new general
haulage curtain sided trailers.
Designed in house with the assistance of TRL and Roland, the
curtains feature the new rebranded font using the distinctive wheat and wheel
alongside the recognisable Burcombe red, yellow and black as well as a new grey
introduction, a nod to our construction fleet colours. Updating the look of our
long distance trailers includes the website on the back doors and the proud connection
to our Cornwall base.
The trailers themselves were supplied by Ryan Jones of
Trailer Resources Ltd, whose wealth of knowledge proved invaluable in producing
the finished trailers. Built by Montracon, a family owned business with values
and ethos aligned very much with Burcombe’s own, the XL rated curtains are
integrated with a “strap safe” system meaning that drivers can safely secure
loads deck to deck without having to access the trailer bed. Especially useful
when loading tall loads such as timber. One of the trailers is fitted with a
1500kg capacity tuck away tail lift, offering an extra service to customers
requiring additional unloading assistance.
Fitted with BPW ecoplus axles with drum brakes, Burcombe specify
these axles on all our trailers for their reliability. Standardising on one
axle type has also reduced the need for stock spare parts.
The three trailers are now out on the road with our fleet of
modern high spec tractor units, transporting goods around the country and
flying the flag for Burcombe Haulage.
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.
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
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
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.