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

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see our daily National Lorry Week posts – @burcombehaulage

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.