On arriving in a packed Chassis Cab DAF Trucks yard on Friday, it was clear to see that it was one group inparticular taking up most of the space….These new black DAF XF105, Super Space Cabbed, 410hp, LHD, 4×2, Low height trucks of Transam Trucking, along with some gorgeous purple and yellow ones – the colours of Edwin Shirley Trucking (EST). I counted at least 10 black trucks and at least 5 EST ones, although i’m sure there were more. It was quite a sight to see such a group of rock n rollers!
Is there a better or more apt slogan on trucks than “You Rock We Roll”?? The slogan of the original rock and roll concert trucking company, Edwin Shirley Trucking. I have to say I don’t really have any idea what the deal is between Transam Trucking and EST. I think EST have been taken over by Transam Trucking, but for what reason or why I have no idea. I need your input please dear readers. Any way when I heard of the take over deal I naturally assumed that sooner or later the legendary purple and yellow trucks would be facing the final curtain and would be assigned to the hall of fame forever. It’s a sad thought not to see your favourite company’s again, but a few weeks back I managed just in time to get a quick snap of this fully liveried DAF heading North up the A12 Ipswich bound….Probably my last sighting, or so I thought.
I have to admit as sad as it is, I was quietly pleased to see this fully liveried truck. It also made me think that perhaps the company is still going in some form or another OR perhaps the folk at Transam Trucking felt the same as me and just want to keep the name and brand going (I hope this is the reason!). Any way please can some one from Transam give some feed back on what is going on. I’m guessing that as there are at least 5 newly EST liveried trucks at DAF that the brand will live on, hopefully with matching trailers not just pulling black Transam trailers either. Email me any EST or Transam photos you may have, always a pleasure to feature rock stars on the blog, my email is; firstname.lastname@example.org