Before the holiday I put up a blog called “Rock Group” about the new EST trucks I saw at my local DAF dealer alongside the new Transam Trucking ones. All the same spec, I am actually really pleased to see that Transam will be keeping the EST brand going. Asking you lot for more info, one Adrian Cooper, has left the following comment, that is just to good for a mere comment, so i’ve honoured it with it’s own blog, and there’s a question that need’s answering too;
As a fairly recent new reader of your site, very good by the way, I thought you might be interested in information I have found regarding the Transam Trucking/EST.
EST got into trouble about 15 months ago, and were about to go into receivership/liquidation. At the last minute, the later the cheaper I assume, Transam took over and agreed to take the business over and keep the name going. I am not sure if they will keep a presence in London, but shortly after Transam applied to increase the number of vehicles on their licence and also to move to a new site on the old airfield at Eye Suffolk. I assume near truck dealer Roy Humphries.
Since I finished working, I have not been past the above site so not sure whether or not it is operational.
Something some fellow bloggers may be able to answer, but up until recently Transam had megabox trailers. About a year ago, they introduced mega curtainsiders trailers. To my simple mind why? I would have thought trucking stage equipment, lighting booms etc would be safer in a box trailer. Is it because you can use a fork lift to load said items from the side so you save time and less roadies required? Be interesting to know why. Regards Adrian”