Eddie Stobart

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:00 am

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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:41 pm

A few random pics

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by JSB33 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:39 am

I wonder if it pays better to ship people as opposed to cargo?
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:33 am

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Post by JSB33 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:42 am

It still strikes me as odd to see Cabovers like this as there is almost none of them over here.
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Post by Galaxy Gaz » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:56 am

JSB33 wrote:
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It still strikes me as odd to see Cabovers like this as there is almost none of them over here.
Over here in Europe its all they make now. Scania made the long bonnet T Cab, which I posted previously, but they ceased production in 2005 because they just didnt sell very well. Your federal bride law dictating gross weight, axle spacing etc, mean that size has a lot to do with it but a compact, more maneouverable truck is whats needed on the narrower European roads . In places like the US and Australia , the conventional trucks are suited to the wider , open roads but they just dont work here .
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:28 pm

2006 Scania R420 8X4 Hiab crane - "Kimberley Kate"

A change of livery colour on this one as it is operated by Stobart rail which uses the blue/white livery.

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:29 am

They mainly use such truck for roofing shingles over here
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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by Galaxy Gaz » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:41 pm

2011 Scania R440 Topline Drawbar - "Calista Maddison"

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Re: Eddie Stobart

Post by JSB33 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 am

I was thinking of what you said about the Curtain sides being better and while that my be true in the UK I doon't think it would work over here. It would really slow down the process of loading and unloading, it would take more labor and more room. A typical US shipping station may have 100 or more docks with 30 or more trucks being loaded/unloaded at a time. The trucks can be parked only feet apart from each other.
There is no lost time pulling back the curtains, it can be loaded in any kind of weather and the trailers are already dock height.
That said, there are some products that are delivered by Curtain sides here with lumber being one of them. But for general cargo the one door on the back works bets.

The Curtain sides sure can look better though.
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