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

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

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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.

Champagne Breakfast & Golf Day a great success!

Burcombe Haulage held a Champagne Breakfast and Golf Day at Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club last Friday and despite the weather, the event was a huge success. The day was a chance for the company to thank our network of loyal customers and contractors, enjoy good food and good company, with the opportunity to catch up before the Christmas madness begins.

Directors Carina Hodge and Nicola Batten are pictured outside the Hotel and Clubhouse alongside two of our new vehicles this year – the quad vac roadsweeper and ‘Big Red’ the impressive general haulage Scania.

New Burts Snacks Trailer

Burcombe Haulage unveiled Burts Snacks new potato trailer last week, as the eye-catching design went out on its first trip. It is part of the continued partnership between the companies to transport and deliver potatoes across the region. Supplied by Ryan at TRL and built by Montracon trailers, they feature the smart Alcoa durabrite alloy wheels to save weight.

MAN TGX joins the fleet

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 road.

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.