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Title: eddie stobart
Post by: regiment on January 11, 2011, 10:43:00 AM
watching this program last night noiticed how clean the trucks were have not seen meny in cornwall  haw many trucks has mr stobart got ?
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: tt1 on January 11, 2011, 11:04:45 AM
Reportedly over 20,000!

Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: tigertiger on January 11, 2011, 11:10:14 AM
Reportedly over 20,000!



Are they all in Stobart livery. Sometimes when trucks are contracted out to other companies, like retailers, they wear the customers livery.
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Netleyned on January 11, 2011, 11:18:02 AM
Tesco deliveries near me are Stobart Tractor Units with Tesco Trailers


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Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: tigertiger on January 11, 2011, 11:24:09 AM
Tesco deliveries near me are Stobart Tractor Units with Tesco Trailers


I would guess that many of the Tesco liveried tractors and drivers are also Stobarts.
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Circlip on January 11, 2011, 11:41:20 AM
Clean trucks are part of the Stobart image, the drivers probably get their hands smacked if they don't uphold Eddie's policy. Pity more don't follow his example.

  Regards  Ian
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: DickyD on January 11, 2011, 11:45:46 AM
Reportedly over 20,000!


Not quite Tony.

Operates more than 1,850 tractor units and drawbars and 3,000 trailers
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2011, 11:59:19 AM
I saw somewhere that the only tractor units he owns that are not painted in his livery are those contracted out to haul the McLaren F1 team trailers.

Ian
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Circlip on January 11, 2011, 12:01:46 PM
I wouldn't want to be associated with big Mac either. {-)

  Regards   Ian
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: chingdevil on January 11, 2011, 12:03:10 PM
At the last count their were 3500 trucks and more than 5000 trailers, they also have their own trains and I believe they are part owner of Carlilse Airport where Stobart Air flies from.

Brian

Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: The long Build on January 11, 2011, 12:29:42 PM
Also own Runcorn Docks.
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: pugwash on January 11, 2011, 12:31:34 PM
I think at the moment they are one of the main backers to extend Carlisle Airport for their air freight services but I think
there is some local opposition to the plans
Geoff
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Guy Bagley on January 11, 2011, 01:01:41 PM
that is true, stobart does have aquisitions at carlisle airport, he also operated intermodal trains  up to the north via penrith and the west coast route,

there is also a trailer/ haulage agreement with James Irlam , so you often see trailers in Irlam colours and stobart tractor units hauling them...

my mum went to school with the stobarts.....!
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: john s 2 on January 11, 2011, 01:14:16 PM
Southend Aiport has been taken over by Stobart. The company has built a new Railway station adjacent  to the Airport perimeter.
Also a new Control tower. A bypass road is being consructed to enable an extention of the Runway.Big capital invstment. Ive no
idea how this company expects to get its investment back. Time will tell. John. 
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: regiment on January 11, 2011, 01:35:44 PM
well my question has started something the workers must have a lot of pride in their job 
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: gondolier88 on January 11, 2011, 05:46:31 PM
Southend Aiport has been taken over by Stobart. The company has built a new Railway station adjacent  to the Airport perimeter.
Also a new Control tower. A bypass road is being consructed to enable an extention of the Runway.Big capital invstment. Ive no
idea how this company expects to get its investment back. Time will tell. John. 

A case of grow or die I'm afraid, with the fuel prices going up exponentially more and more haulage businesses will be going under, to be the one leading the way gives you the means to pick up their trade immediately, in 15-20 years, if fuel doesn't go down again (!) I would imagine there won;t be many more than a few dozen huge haulage companies.

Greg
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: chingdevil on January 11, 2011, 05:55:05 PM
that is true, stobart does have aquisitions at carlisle airport, he also operated intermodal trains  up to the north via penrith and the west coast route,

there is also a trailer/ haulage agreement with James Irlam , so you often see trailers in Irlam colours and stobart tractor units hauling them...

my mum went to school with the stobarts.....!

The three brothers of James Irlam sold the business to Eddie Stobart in 2008 for 59.9m, in 2008 Irlam had 263 trucks and 633 trailers.

Brian
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: essex2visuvesi on January 11, 2011, 05:58:48 PM
Clean trucks are part of the Stobart image, the drivers probably get their hands smacked if they don't uphold Eddie's policy. Pity more don't follow his example.

  Regards  Ian

If I remember correctly the drivers have a strict dress code as well
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: ixion on January 11, 2011, 06:22:50 PM
they also have their own trains

Well, they have some containers!
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Number 6 on January 11, 2011, 06:45:36 PM
The ex-James Irlam depot near me, M6 Jct 16 has now all been redone in the Stobart livery, virtually all the Irlam trucks have gone. Tesco Express depot in Crewe too not far away so see loads of their trucks about, never see a dirty one! Stobart won the contract for all the Tesco deliveries, nice little earner for them. I used to drive trucks all the time and often got chatting to their drivers, not a bad company to work for so long as you play by the rules and don't mess about. Regards, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: The long Build on January 11, 2011, 08:06:01 PM
Well, they have some containers!

Think they have more than a few containers , a couple of trains , building a a new station , as well as a rail infrastructure..

Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Number 6 on January 11, 2011, 09:12:23 PM
And for those of you really interested, a range of Stobart products. Dave.  :-))

http://www.stobartshop.co.uk/ (http://www.stobartshop.co.uk/)
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: boater12 on January 11, 2011, 09:40:50 PM
Somewhere in my garage I have a limited edition ( only 1000 made ) Stobart Hornby OO scale train I think is called DANIEL APPLEBY, complete with certificate and boxed as brand new, maybe I need to dig it out now that Stobart is on the TV  :embarrassed:

Do I hear ebay calling  {-) {-) {-) {-)

Jim.
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: chingdevil on January 11, 2011, 09:47:35 PM
Stobart have just won the contract for Britvic Soft Drinks, the company I work for, they take over from Wincanton.


Brian
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: bulldog1966 on January 12, 2011, 12:36:33 PM
stobarts and dhl are the same comp thats why you see stobarts pulling tescos trailers stobarts only have 30%of the comp dhl own the rest
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: The long Build on January 12, 2011, 12:58:44 PM
Somewhere in my garage I have a limited edition ( only 1000 made ) Stobart Hornby OO scale train I think is called DANIEL APPLEBY, complete with certificate and boxed as brand new, maybe I need to dig it out now that Stobart is on the TV  :embarrassed:

Do I hear ebay calling  {-) {-) {-) {-)

Jim.

5.00 including postage    {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: boater12 on January 12, 2011, 02:56:58 PM
5.00 just for the postage  {-)

Jim.
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: ixion on January 12, 2011, 05:40:23 PM
Think they have more than a few containers , a couple of trains ,

The loco's are owned and crewed by DB Schenker, used to be Direct Rail Services (DRS) until they lost the contract. so basically just a normal DB class 66 painted in the customer colours!
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: The long Build on January 12, 2011, 06:04:34 PM
The loco's are owned and crewed by DB Schenker, used to be Direct Rail Services (DRS) until they lost the contract. so basically just a normal DB class 66 painted in the customer colours!

Interesting , Thanks  :-))
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: tony23 on January 12, 2011, 09:32:32 PM
Stobart have just won the contract for Britvic Soft Drinks, the company I work for, they take over from Wincanton.


Brian

Edmondton or Beckton branch I have a driver mate at Beckton!
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: tony23 on January 12, 2011, 09:34:03 PM
I heard the diesel bill is around 50million a year to run the Stobart fleet.
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Lord Bungle on January 13, 2011, 01:44:08 AM
I hear he is the new Stig  %% {-)
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: chingdevil on January 13, 2011, 07:02:37 AM
Edmondton or Beckton branch I have a driver mate at Beckton!


I work at Beckton.

Edmonton is Coca Cola <*< <*< <*< <*< <*< <*<


Brian
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Nordsee on January 18, 2011, 07:46:26 PM
Stobarts tookover the deliveries for the NAAFI here in Germany, don't know if they still have it.
Title: Re: eddie stobart
Post by: Netleyned on January 19, 2011, 04:51:12 PM
Stobarts Dutch branch  NAAFI Van Driver

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