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Knights of the road

Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:56 am
by Deepol
A couple of well known faces so to speak at the Hamilton Service Area on the M74 in our recent spell of good weather.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:27 pm
by Deepol
Some representatives from Speyside seen at the Bothwell Service area on the M74.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:14 pm
by Deepol
A vintage truck at Ayr in July 2009. An Albion belonging to Malcolm's.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:44 pm
by Deepol
Artwork on display at Bothwell Services on New Year's Day. This seems to be a feature of Continental trucks this being a Polish registered artic.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 9:15 pm
by Deepol
A couple more from Hamilton Services in April 2013.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 12:32 pm
by Deepol
Couple more.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:50 pm
by Deepol
Seen at Bothwell Services on July 7th.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 1:09 pm
by Deepol
Some more seen whilst resting at M74 service areas.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:11 pm
by duncanwilson
Are McPhersons of Aberlour still going? I worked in Pitlochry during the mid 1970s before the new A9 was built.
Their tankers were a common sight going through the town. I think they were taking bulk whisky from Speyside down to bottling plants in the Central Belt.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:18 am
by riverman
Still going and stronger than ever, they now have the Chivas contract, you can see them crossing the Erskine Bridge every couple of minutes, maroon coloured units with either a Chivas Regal box van or tank on the back. :D

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:08 pm
by Deepol
My late mother who came from Aberlour knew them in the pioneer days.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:06 pm
by riverman
OUTSIDE ABERLOUR.jpg
A95 just passed Cromdale.
When McPherson got the Chivas contract he aquired new vehicles and they were painted in Chivas colours and logo.
The orange plate at the front and back denotes I am under ADR regs. (The carriage of dangerous goods by road) in this case Class 3 (Highly Flammable Liquids.)
To obtain an ADR certificate (which must be carried by the driver at all times in order to show VOSA, Police etc.) a driver must undergo one weeks training at an approved training centre with an examination at the end.
This course and examination must be taken every five years.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:08 am
by riverman
Australian trucks taken at the beginning of January, interesting talking to drivers comparing with UK. :D

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:13 am
by riverman
Taken just north of Brisbane, Queensland on the Bruce highway.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:22 am
by riverman
They don't hang about, allowed to drive 12 hours a day compared to our 9 and if your wise you keep out their way.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:35 am
by riverman
Big company in Australia. and reefer changeover. :D

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 5:47 pm
by riverman
Knights of the road at sea. Truckline's NORMANDIE SHIPPER at Ouistreham (Caen) for Portsmouth, 1989.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:02 pm
by riverman
Knight's of the road awaiting Customs clearance on the French/Spanish border.

Re: Knights of the road

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:50 am
by Deepol
Two DAF trucks of HSF Logistics nose to nose at the M74 Bothwell Services in the mid 2000s