LORRY SPOTTING

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  1. Big bus man

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    Has anyone else noticed that once you get above Preston every other lorry is owned by Eddie Stobart!
     
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  2. Ivory55

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    A lot of trucks are not owned by the name on the side. It could be a dhl motor in customer colours for example.
     
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    true, but not the case with the Eddie Stoddart business.
     
  4. Big bus man

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    Many of these lorries are stobart cabs towing a different trailer.
     
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    Many of them are owner drivers.
     
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    Where's Preston ?:(
     
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    Careful. That's the place that spawned @Tootles :LOL:
     
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    Stobarts have a number of rail \ road contracts for supermarket distribution in Scotland \ North England hence the reason you see them frequently.
     
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    Who's Eddie Storage.
     
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    dippingatoe Read Only Funster

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    After Preston (going North) is where the traffic starts getting a bit calmer :)
     
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    And the rest are Prestons of Potto
     
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  12. Jim

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    Nothing wrong with Stobbarts, but we prefer Norberts:BigGrin:

    For 28 years we have been keen "Norbert" spotters. We have a competition every time we are out. First to see one and shout NORBERT adds it to their tally, We even shout if we see one on telly. You've all seen them before, despite the name I think they are now a part Brit owned company and for every stobbart on the road it seems there are 10 Norberts. We have seen Norberts in almost every country we've been in, but the best counts are in UK, France and Spain.

    1 point for every Norbert you see, 2 if your overtaking and 3 points if they are on a different road to you. In France, your likely to find Norbert distribution centres which the family call "Norbert Nests", no matter how many Norberts in a nest you can only add ten to your tally.

    Norbert spotting has kept us and the kids amused for tens of thousands of miles :) They are not always in Red and "Norbert in Disguise" is two points.

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    Norbert has now sold his empire to an American company XPO. Have seen some tractor units and trailers with new name, both here in France and on a recent trip to England.
    He sold for over 3 billion euros, not bad for somebody who started with one truck !
     
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    WELL Caught there Papa!!!!

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    Don't start me. They used to be a customer of mine when I had owned a software company. I won't go any further in case I say something undiplomatic.
    It must be something about transport companies because John Dee also used to be a customer. They were at one time one of the largest transport fleets in the UK and I fell out with them too. They went bust shortly after. Karma.
     
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    Something to do with that big depot in Carlisle and a distinct lack of traffic on the M6 & M74? :LOL:

    Long may it continue (y)
     
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    Give him his due he has rejuvenated Southend airport since buying it.
    Wasn't Norbert the one who told Eddie not to even think of venturing into europe ?
     
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    That'll be it then! When I first went to Blackpool it was all Morrisons lorries, just from that trip I knew the South was going to be invaded by the supermarket giant as then they were only up North, so we went in one whilst up there and it was fantastic, really upmarket compared to Tesco or Asda, oh how that changed once they got national. Back to the thread theme though, around our way every other lorry is a tipper truck, all doing the regulated 56mph, problem is that's in towns; round roundabouts and through red lights, brakes? what are brakes!!:banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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    I could be wrong but he started out with one wagon in silloth many moons ago? Robsons of Carlisle used to put names on the front of there wagons each one started with borderer Eg wanderer, They had Foden 2 stroke wagons which sounded brilliant and made my dinner hour at school better, what a bloody anorak iam.:whistle:
     
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    Tilcon cement mixers had Foden 2 strokes as well, you could hear them from a mile away.
     
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