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.

Burcombe deliver Caradon shirts

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.

New trailers and design unveiled

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.

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

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