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

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!