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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 15:35 
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If you have a special interest in trucking or large vehicles (especially professional drivers of large vehicles), and you would like to, please introduce yourself in this topic by hitting 'POST REPLY'.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 22:01 
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Hi, you all know me cos I've been here a while and posted on all sorts of topics. Just making my interest known :wink: I drive an artic for a living.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 22:45 
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I might as well join in here. I drive a Volvo FM12 car transporter as some people already know. Beats working for a living :)


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Hello Folks, I also have been here a while.
I drive an artic for a living as well.

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Hello Folks,
Have been driving LGV Class 1 for 24 yrs
The past year on nights full time
The best time of the day :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 23:47 
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Hi all.

I've been browsing a while but this new section has prompted me to join! I'm a class 1 driver in Northern Ireland, permanently on nights, (listening to the same radio station as Velcar!), and a member of the IAM.

I'm posting a question in the 'Speed, Driving, & the Law' section some of you might be able to help me with.

Kind regards, Dan. My user name relates to my Discovery, not my dancing ability :D


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 04:53 
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Hello!

Ive recently joined this great forum. Im a class 1 driver working nights.


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Wotcher !


Drive a Volvo FH12 Globetrotter 420 I-shift, with mid-lift, 44 tonner.

Nice to know that most of you know what I'm talking about. :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 20:35 
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Hi all,

Been a avid reader of SS for a long time, but don't get to post to often as i'm tied up with alot of other things...

I'm also a class 1 driver, piloting a 85CF..

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:28 
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most people in this section already know me and my ways. i dont bow down to political correctness. i dont believe that being a patriot is the same as being a racist and i dont keep quiet when i have strong views. for those who dont know me, i am heavily involved with a truckers website which can be found by clicking on my website link under my signature on every post

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:54 
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scanny77 wrote:
with a truckers website which can be found by clicking on my website link under my signature on every post


Rich, I think you've left out your signature :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:14 
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im talkng about the www button :)

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scanny77 wrote:
im talkng about the www button :)


Yeah, sorry :)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 18:48 
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would this forum accept white van drivers(cant use man, as there is a white van man already here!) on this part of the site? :lol:

if you don't :lol: I will not deliver your favourite sandwichs to your local halt :!: :!: :!: :D :D :D :?

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PS a great idea paul :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 21:21 
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Hi Chums,
I'm new to the forum, but have been trucking for forty years, I'm now looking forward to retiring, in a couple of years.
It's nice to know that I will be able to keep well informed with this forum. Well done everyone. Briron


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hello, im Edd 21 and I've recently passed my Class 2 licence! im going to do my class 1 soon :)

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Edd wrote:
hello, im Edd 21 and I've recently passed my Class 2 licence! im going to do my class 1 soon :)


Welcome aboard Edd - best of luck with the class 1 training!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 23:02 
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Hi chaps and girls and those that can,t make their minds up!!!!!!!!! :bighand: :lol: :D :) 8-) :roll:

Welcome to this thread as I have in the past had replies posted from "scanny" :roll: also on the "truckers forum" website 8-)

I have been a "wagon driver" :D 8-) for over 35 years and am also a member of the IAM (having passed 3 tests (car/m/cycle/wagon) :roll:

I am proud to be a wagon driver and not as they say over the pond :x a truck driver! (I hate that terminology) :x :x :x

I say welcome to any driver, :roll: female or male or van driver as in our own way we contribute to the movement of goods around the country and just because you don,t drive a 44 tonne artic doesn,t in my view make you a lower class of driver, :lol: :roll: from the courier to the heavy haulage we all have a role to play in moving goods around the country as small parcels need to be shipped as well as large loads 8-) .

We can,t all be large wagon drivers somebody has to deliver the parcels that the 44tonners move about. 8-) done the job for so long and I am still learning every day something new as i have done general / tippers / distribution ( for Safeway @ Warrington RDC 18 years till redundancy reared it,s ugly head) :cry: :x :.

I am now on containers and this is the easiest job I have had just open the doors and :lol: :roll: :D :) :wink: ask the loaders / unloaders to try not to rock the wagon too much as it keeps me awake :lol: been there and got the "T" shirt as they say :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :wink: 8-) :) :D

I now drive a MAN XL 420 (highliner to those that don,t know) automatic :roll: :lol: :D and I must say from when I started my driving career all those moons ago (far more than I care to remember) :roll: :roll: I started on an Albion Chieftain on flat work all handball loads and then sheeted the load and in winter you had frozen / wet sheets to contend with then there was the LAD cab a right old boneshaker cos you froze your nuts off in the winter and sweated em off in the summer (the only air con was to open the windows both sides to let the wind through! :lol: :roll:

And I then progressed to an Atki Borderer with a Gardner 180 LXB and a David Brown, 6 speed box max speed 51 mph :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: !!!!!!!!!!!!
To change up the box take it out of gear into neutral then light a fag and smoke it then drop in to the next gear and woe betide if you got the revs wrong (you could hear AND feel the gears grating)! :oops: :roll:

Happy days as they say but I don,t think I would like em back :roll: :roll: :roll: but i do still hanker for old wagons as my hobby is restoring old buses and cars trucks etc. :roll: :wink: :wink: :roll:

Ad Infintum :lol: :) :D :roll: :wink: :x :x :x

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 Post subject: Re: Trucking Thread
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 23:42 
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Stormin wrote:

I am proud to be a wagon driver and not as they say over the pond :x a truck driver! (I hate that terminology) :x :x :x



im neither. im a professional driver :P :lol:

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