eddie stobart

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  1. Shuggy68

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    guys and dolls watched that programme eddie stobart how embarrassing drivers more like screw drivers shocking :Doh:
     
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    I would rather watch paint dry
     
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    I think anyone who has spent time in the road haulage industry would cringe at the antics of the pillocks shown in the prog.

    Embarrassing that they think they are the pinacle of the industry.
     
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    I enjoy watching it
     
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  5. Shuggy68

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    oh wat

    you never been trucking then blue:Rofl1:
     
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    trucking is a whole different game nowbmost drivers are not allowed on the trailer or in the back of their truck id like to see some of them throw a 40ft fly sheet up over the load
    dollies, doubledolly's, scotches back scotches, sideboards bale hooks case hooks all terms that have virtually dissapeared from our roads
     
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  7. Shuggy68

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    dollys lol

    most of the drivers now you mention dolly they think your on about a sheep:Rofl1:
     
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    Got my Hgv but never called myself a trucker all the ones I drove had a hiab on So it was taking equipment to site working on site taking things of site etc
     
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    Sounds familiar...


    Now I'm only a slip of a lad, but the above could have been said by my old Dad ..... in later years I've played round with small trailers, taking stuff to the tip, moving furniture etc, and it's always amazed me how with a single rope he could secure any sort of load.

    I'd sometimes see him glancing at the now ubiquitous curtain siders and mutter something about roping and sheeting etc... youngsters today, don't know they're born!

    LOL.
     
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    DONT FORGET TO FEED THE HORSES.:BigGrin:
     
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    LOOK!

    It's the Yorkie Bar Kid...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    The programme is made to entertain the public, what makes me cringe is the 'Over the Top' commentary [​IMG] Apart from that I enjoy watching.

    Now some in this thread have criticised the programme saying is bad but haven't said WHY, please could you enlighten us a little.

    Oh I haven't been a trucker but hold an HGV Class 1 licence :Smile:
     
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    I agree.. Its entertaining. Stobarts are a great example of a iconic British company aren't they. They have a massive following of spotters and they are renowned for their standards. Anyone else have a truck with their daughters name on?
    That commentary though... Lol
     
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    Winker !!!!!

    Here in Shrewsbury there is a tosser who sits on a camping chair in the middle of a roundabout on the A5 !!!!!!:Eek!:

    He has a placard that says Eddie Stobart watcher !:Doh:

    What a Winker !!!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Haven't watched the programme lately but the last time I saw part of an episode some lady driver was stressing about a queue of other ES lorries before she could load her cream cakes(not just any cream cakes but [HI]delicate[/HI] cream cakes).In the real world you would join the Q, ring in to the fat controller, get your book out, have a nice relaxing kip etc.....not her problem.

    Now if you were a self employed owner operator that situation would cause some stress !!!

    Totally unreal programme most of the time.
     
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    I've not watched the program but there's a truck out there with my late mothers name on it , thanks to my sister who followed this up. Stobarts give you a certificate as well :)
     
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    why its crap

    hi guys ill tell u y its crap.stobart has only been going 40 odd yrs he under cuts us proper hauliers.he has the contract for tescos hes running at a loss he makes his money bye warehousing in the beginning now he has that airport in southend where I may add tax payers money has helped with that.now I am not saying its not a good company but if u pay peanuts u get monkeys.its not all that it seems befor eddie junior died he went off the rails company was in a hell of a state great hes bounced back but if you read between the lines hes nothing special but hay if uve got it a truck brought.
     
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    Not so any more,

    Watched an interesting programme on the Manc Ship canal. Apparantley Typhoo and a few other companies, plus those in Wolverhampton are using the ship canal and other canal networks to transport raw materials, It's cheaper than trucks, has taken 20% off the road and better for the environment.

    Long may it continue,
     
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    Ice road truckers on Sky is better-- and Hell Highway ,with the recovery crews pulling out trucks off a mountain road :thumb:
     
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    The canals should be used more

    The same engine HP can move 24 tons by road 600 ton by barge.

    You cant blame the stobbart drivers a lot are ex Army:Rofl1:

    O dear i would have deleated that but I have already posted it :Rofl1:

    Mel
     
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