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Volvo FH12 picture.
Volvo FH12
Volvo FH16 picture.
Volvo FH16

Trucks I've driven

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'D'-Series wrecker.
Ford 'D'-Series recovery
vehicle which I drove on
an M6 roadworks contract
in 1980.
'D'-Series again.
The 'D'-Series again
Rear view.
The business end!
I think the recovery
gear was Holmes
BRS Training vehicle
The truck in which I learned
to drive artics in 1982,
owned by Midlands BRS,
Erdington, Birmingham.
16-ton Bedford KM
My first proper lorry!
A 16-ton Bedford KM.
Noisy, uncomfortable, and
with no sleeper cab, but I
was a lorry driver at last!
Rear view of the Bedford.
Rear view of the Bedford.
I drove this for two years,
getting cold, wet and dirty
roping and sheeting.
Happy days!
The Bedford again.
The Bedford again.
Red Bedford!.
The Bedford again, after
its repaint into the rather
garish red of the Glynwed
Group. Personally I
preferred the blue!
Front view of the Bedford.
Last one of the Bedford.
Final view of my old friend.
Arthur Jones, who owned it,
gave me my first job as a
lorry driver and started my
career. Thanks, Mr. Jones.
Scania 92.
One of the first artics I
drove, a Scania 92.
Scania 92.
The Scania again. That
trailer is only 40 feet long,
but it seemed awfully big
to a novice driver!
Leyland Roadtrain.
Leyland Roadtrain.
Leyland Roadtrain.
The Roadtrain again.
Owned by Geest Industries,
and loaded with bananas.
Another 40-foot trailer, but
it didn't seem as big!
Mercedes Powerliner.
Mercedes Powerliner, on
hire to Geest. One of the
first with the Electronic
Power Shift (EPS) gearbox.
Mercedes cab.
The cab of the Powerliner.
The EPS was fun to play
with at first, but after a
while it becomes a pain!
Leyland DAF 95.
Leyland DAF 95, with
double-deck trailer, owned
by Harvestime Bakeries
of Walsall.
Rear view of the Leyland DAF 95.
The back of the Leyland
DAF 95. The trailer is still
only 40 feet long, but
it's over sixteen feet high!
Volvo FL7.
Volvo FL7, on contract to
British Home Stores.
Not a truck you'd want to
tramp round Europe in!
Tugmaster yard shunter.
The Tugmaster again. It has
a hydraulic turntable lift,
and no springs on the
rear axle. (Ouch!)
Volvo FH12.
One of the last trucks I've
driven, a Volvo FH12 on
hire to BHS. A beautiful
vehicle. It's a pity some fool
fitted it with a speed limiter!

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