WIN!! A set of 6 Alcoa Rims

Yes really! If you want a free set of 6 Alcoa Aluminium truck wheels then my good friends at Tyretracks are about to make you a very happy driver indeed. Here’s what you have to do; 


“We will be exhibiting at Tip-Ex 2016 next week in Harrogate. We will be holding a prize draw at 2pm on Saturday 4th June on our stand (Stand number C28). All you have to do is visit our stand and complete an entry form then hand it to one of our gorgeous staff.

It’s as simple as that…….

Please share this and spread the word. Look forward to seeing you in Harrogate.”

It’s as easy as that, I should imagine there will be a fair few of you off to Tip-Ex in Harrogate next week? I’ve not been but it seems to be the second biggest show after the CV Show but by what I hear through work and you lot, it’s a fair better show than the CV. Tyretracks are the UK’s leading supplier of Alcoa wheels, so get yourself in touch. 

Oldest DAF in The UK??

Finally something DAF on the blog! It’s been a while since the last DAF blog and I have to say that I don’t really have any excuses so I apologise.  It brought a wee small smile to my face when I received a request from DAF Trucks UK to help promote a search they are running, how could I refuse?! 

What DAF UK are trying to do is to find the the oldest DAF truck still on the road in the UK. It doesn’t matter if it’s working or not, but it does have to be road going, i.e. still as to move on the road under its own power. A simple request and I’m sure that some of you can respond and some of you will know some good old DAF trucks that are still turning a wheel. As it goes I’m quite keen to see the results myself so I hope, you my dear readers, will come up with some real gems. As I said it doesn’t matter if it’s a worker or not, DAF UK want to see your old girls please. 

You can tweet me @truckbloguk or @DAFTrucksUK and send your pics that way or you can post your pics up. Probably a good idea to put a manufacture or first reg date on if you can. Alternatively you can post your pics on DAF UK’s Facebook page or again you can post them on the Truckblog FB page. Which ever way you want to share you beloved old DAF please use the hash tags #DAF #Goingthedistance #truck

I look forward to seeing what turns up and as and when DAF UK have completed their search I hope to do a write up with the results. 


Who’s Knob is This?? 


Ok we’ll give this another go this week as last week seemed to be quite popular. A great big stick this week and not one I recognise so a challenge to most Europeans but give it a go anyway. 3 criteria required please, you all should get at least one right!;





Calendar Comp Winner!!!


After a quick pop in to see the chaps at HC Wilson the other week I put a competition on the blog to win one of Wilsons excellent A3 sized wall calendars. I opened the competition to the whole world and I did get a few entries from further afield than Europe including somewhere called Australia! I received this photo from Joseph Hupp of a delightful Foden he spotted at a show in Oz.

I was looking for photos of drivers trucks but as you know it’s pretty laid back her on the blog, so it ended up being general truck photos and there were a lot. I did say I’d post them all up here but I’m not going too as there are a few too many and too many names! So here a few for you too enjoy……










Now on to the winner. I sent some of the best off to HC Wilson and the larger of the two brothers, Graham choose the photo taken by James Smith, bizarrely from Ipswich. James photo is of a Mark kendrews Death Race Scania that he took at what looks like Truckfest Peterborough, but I might be wrong. Anyway you have to agree it is a great photo and I have to say I’m a massive fan of night time show shots. Saying that I haven’t quite perfected them as well as James has! Excellent photo James, congratulations. As promised I have the calendar and a few TB bits winging it’s way to Ipswich. I will change all the Blog header photos on the www, twitter and the FB page as part of the wonderful prestigious prize (might have over done that a bit!).


WIN a 2015 HC Wilson Calendar

I don’t usually run competitions on here as I don’t get sent much to giveaway, but the kind chaps at HC Wilson always like to achieve what others haven’t! We might just be heading through February but these calendars are few and far between unless your one of HC Wilson’s customers. The calendar is A3 size with 30+ photos of Wilson’s big red Scania’s and DAF’s carrying all sizes of cargo across the UK and Europe.

Here’s the competition; Between now and midnight on Friday the 13th February, send me your best photo of YOUR OWN truck or if you don’t have one kids, then send me the best photo of your favourite truck that YOU HAVE TAKEN yourself. I’ll have a look through them and the lads at HC Wilson will have the final decision on the winner. I will publish all photos received on here but the winning photo will be used as the header on the TB website, Twitter and Facebook until at least the end of February. I will post the calendar to you ASAP and you will also be glad to know you’ll get some TB goodies too.

Please title everything “Calendar Comp”‘
Twitter: @truckbloguk
Or post them on the Facebook page:

Competition closes 2359hrs on Friday 13th February.
Not open to HC Wilson drivers or families!
Open to bloggers across the world.