The First of Many for Mitchell & Urwin…
Mitchell & Urwin is the leading stone and brickwork contractor in Yorkshire and we were absolutely delighted when they approached us to build not one, but two vehicles for them recently. They took delivery of their first truck last week, a DAF CF450 8 x 2 with Rear Lift & Steer, Alloy Dropside Body and [...]Read More
A R Banks, Back Again for More!
A R Banks are back again! The transport & lifting contractors opted for a Scania G450, 8 x 2 fitted with a FASSI F545RA2.28 Crane (achieving a 20.8m reach!) and Cabin Specification Flat Body inc. Twist Locks. This is the fourth vehicle we have supplied to A R Banks in the past two and a [...]Read More
Multi-Taskin’, Mac’s Style.
Never a Quiet Day at Macs! Our qualified Fassi crane testers can be seen here putting not one but two, cranes through vigorous testing before customer's collect their vehicles to ensure they are safely operating at their optimum efficiency. Mac's are industry renowned for our pioneering work with crane vehicles, let us do the heavy [...]Read More
Five Tips For Driving In Stormy Weather
Storms Freya and Gareth brought widespread disruption across the UK during March. Heavy winds and rain resulted in trees being blown down, rivers bursting their banks and homes being damaged. Travel plans were thrown into chaos, sporting fixtures were cancelled and some homeowners had to carry out expensive clean-up operations. Truck drivers, and motorists [...]Read More
Truck Drivers Face Losing Licence Over Poor Eyesight
Truck drivers with poor eyesight risk having their licence taken away at the roadside by police. Police forces across the UK are clamping down on motorists with defective eyesight in a bid to slash the number of death and serious injuries on the road. Almost 3,000 people are injured in the UK due [...]Read More
Here Comes a Regular, Another One for Star Autos.
One of our regulars, Star Autos are back again but for something special! A DAF (2019) CF480, 8 x 2 with a fitted Fassi F820RA2.26 Remote Crane with Three Manual Extensions - boasting a MASSIVE 24m Reach! This vehicle is the first in the country with front stabiliser legs - Mac's leading the way yet [...]Read More
A New Vehicle for One of Our Old Favourites, R E Plant
After rigorous crane testing last week, RE Plant's new vehicle has arrived at it's new home - Volvo FH540 6 x 4 Tractor Unit fitted with a Fassi F660RA.2.26 Remote Crane with L414 Fly Jib. R E Plant provide hiab and telehandler vehicles to a vast range of business sectors from engineering companies to private [...]Read More
Is Your Truck Euro 6 Ready For The ULEZ?
While the Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to find a sensible solution to the on-going Brexit fiasco, we are sure of one thing happening after the scheduled Brexit deadline of March 29. Come April 8, 2019, London will launch its ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ). The zone will replace the controversial T-Charge, but operate alongside [...]Read More
The Sky is the Limit for RE Plant Hire
Testing the crane of one of our favourite customers, R E Plant Hire - a Volvo FH540, 6 x 4 with a fitted FASSI F660RA2.26 Remote Crane with 6 Hydraulic Extensions, L414 Fly Jib & V20 Winch. Mac's are industry renowned for our work with cranes - let us help drive your business forward today, [...]Read More
The Real Reason Why Everyone Loves Skip Lorries
We love weird and wacky news stories at Mac’s Trucks. Just last month we were in stitches at the revelation that a woman was going to marry her duvet. Now, I love my bed, but not so much that I’m going to walk down the aisle with it! But it turns out there are [...]Read More
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life…
Despite the enduring effects of the looming Brexit deadline, the Construction Industry is expected to be bolstered by large scale civil engineering projects like the Thames Tideway Tunnel and HS2. Also, the demand for private housing is predicted to rise by 2-3% in 2019 and a further 1.9% in 2020, underpinned by the ‘Help to [...]Read More
Winter Is Here – Tips On How To Drive In The Snow
Driving in the snow and ice strikes the fear of God in to most motorists. While everyone under the age of 11 loves the snow, having snowball fights and practising their snow angels, the rest of the nation - especially those who must drive to work - is praying the snow stays well away. [...]Read More
Local Company, Myers Skip Hire Take First Vehicle
Local Company, Myers Skip Hire take their first Skip Loader. A DAF (2019) LF230 with fitted 14 Ton Lift VDL Skip Equipment with Sheeting System. From all of us at Mac's - Happy Trucking! If you require a Skip Loader or any other vehicle, don't hesitate to give us a ring on 01422 377285! You [...]Read More
Paris is Always A Good Idea..
Tomato Plant hard at work in the City of Lights. A DAF (2015) 6 x 4 with a Fassi Mounted Remote Crane - it's craftmanship only rivalled by the famous Parisian landmark behind! We wish you all the best and happy trucking. Other News ArticlesRead More
Six Sensational Facts On New And Used Trucks
Scottish rockers Wet Wet Wet had a massive hit in the 90s with their worldwide smash Love Is All Around. Well it’s not just love that is all around us, trucks are too! Trucks play an essential part in keeping the UK running. Not only are they used to move around 85% of goods across [...]Read More
J P Lewis Metals Take First Truck
J P Lewis Metals take first vehicle from us. Scania (2018) G410 8 x 2 Rigid with VDL Hook Loading Equipment. They choose to opt for a rear lift configuration rather than double drive. From all of us at Mac's, we wish you all the best and hope to do business again soon. Happy Trucking! [...]Read More
The Rolls Royce of Complete Vehicle Solutions
After recently selling to local customer, S E Broscombe, they sent us a picture of the vehicle working outside Rolls Royce - they described "it as very much at home in those surroundings, like all Mac's Trucks Builds." The vehicle itself is a Volvo (2018) FH540, Globetrotter Sleeper Cab, 6 x 2 Axle Configuration & [...]Read More