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New Brick and Block Cranes

Evans Transport Brick Block

We recently took delivery of 3 new artic brick and block cranes. The trailers have all been provided by Montracon and the cranes have been supplied from Hiab and Palfinger. These cranes can quite easily lift a pack of bricks at a reach of about 7m. All the trailers have come with a retractable curtain sides supplied by TWR Bodybuilders of Cullompton featuring the full Evans Transport livery. This unique system enables a faster unload and loading system for the drivers.
For more information or any enquiries regarding brick and block haulage please call 01392 833030

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Evans Group Purchase Hicks Logistics

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We are pleased to announce that the Evans Group have recently bought Hicks Logistics of Caldicot, South Wales.

Nigel Evans has said that he is excited for the opportunity as he believes that Hicks Logistics is a great fit with both Evans and Seymour Transport. Hicks Logistics is comprised of two sections, General Transport and low loaders for specialised Powered Access vehicles.

We are now able to offer you all of our usual services as well the use of low-loaders.

 

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OCT
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A Special Visitor - Noah Wall

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We recently had the pleasure of a visit from an incredible little boy called Noah Wall. Noah was on holiday in North Devon and we thought he might enjoy a ride in one of our trucks. As you can see from the pictures he certainly enjoyed himself, almost as much as his mum Shelly did.
Some of you may have seen Noah on BBC DIY SOS Big Build a few years ago and more recently on the 20th Anniversary programme.
Noah was born with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus but the worst part was he only had 2% brain. Well fast forward 7 years and the little boy that turned up at the yard was a funny, chatty inquisitive boy that now has 80% brain. He's a little miracle. Noah is paralysed from the chest down but that doesn't stop him trying new things and pushing the boundaries. It was an absolute pleasure to see him and his family enjoying their holiday.
If you would like to know more about Noah or perhaps follow him on social media we have put some links below.

Follow Noah on Instagram @hugsfornoah

Follow Noah on Twitter @HugsForNoah

Click Here - For Noahs Website

Click Here - For Noahs Facebook Page

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Swapping Mirrors For Cameras

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In the last couple of weeks, two new Mirrorless Trucks have been added to our Seymour fleet which bring a variety of advantages. Mercedes have commented on these Mirrorless trucks saying that they have seen great improvements in aspects such as efficiency and safety. The conventional main mirrors have been replaced with digital cameras which provide a much better all-round view. These cameras are calibrated with the trailer length to provide better visibility at all times. As well as improved safety, the digital cameras bring aerodynamic advantages such as a reduction in fuel consumption. This truck goes over and above as it brings more advantages than just the MirrorCam , including the Active Drive Assist and the Active Brake Assist. Fantastic additions to the Seymour Transport fleet.

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South West Truck Show

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Some of our drivers made their way to the South West Truck Show at the end of August for a fun filled weekend.

Despite it being a social weekend, they all put a lot of hard work in to make their trucks look sparkling for the competitions. To top it off, Evans Transport were given three awards including 3rd place for best kept classic truck (1971-1995).

It is great to see so many of our drivers getting together for weekends like these, and from what we hear, it was a great weekend had by all those attended!

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Convoy In The Park - Donington

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A fantastic celebration of trucks and drivers. As you can see from the pictures supplied by Matt Stewart the drivers spend hours preparing the trucks so that they look their absolute best.

The event sees thousands of trucks, drivers and their families gather together to celebrate the industry along with high speed truck racing, action shows and live music.
A great time was had by all. Well done guys.

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RHA 75th Anniversary

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Evans Transport recently had a lorry feature in the video produced to celebrate the RHA's 75th Anniversary.
Nine trucks were involved and all looked fantastic on a bright sunny day on the M96 motorway training ground.
Follow the link below to read a fabulous article written by the RHA. At the bottom of the article is the video.

Click Here

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AUG
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Concrete Donation For DIY SOS

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So today is the day that a local family get handed back their home from the BBC DIY SOS team.
Two little girls will now have a state of the art home dialysis unit to make life a whole lot easier for them and their parents.
Traveling backwards and forwards to Bristol has been no easy task for this family so now they will have more time together enjoying the things that all little girls should be enjoying. We wish them well for the future and hope they enjoy their new look home. 

We are very proud to have been a small part of this project, alongside many other local companies, by donating 6m + of concrete for the build. The concrete was delivered on our smallest lorry which is capable of carrying 4m at a time. This is perfect for getting into tight spaces as well assisting the larger vehicles on bigger pours. For more information please call Matt or Connor on 01237 472359

or Click Here

 

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JUL
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Devon Air Ambulance Motorcycle Ride Out 2019

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On Sunday the Devon Air Ambulance Motorcycle Ride Out started from the Evans Transport depot in Bideford.
There was a good turnout of a varity of motorcycles. The ridout met up with another group from Newton Abbott and they all finished at The Den in Teignmouth.
It's always great to see such support for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. "Real People Saving Real Lives".
Well done to everyone who turned out on such a glorious day.

To find out more about the Devon Air Ambulance Trust click here

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JUL
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"Blast from the past" - Send us your pictures!

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Many thanks to Darren King for submitting these great old images of Evans Transport Trucks doing much the same as do now but 20+ years ago!

If you have any old or new images of our Trucks please send them to us for use on the website/social media on https://evanstransport.co.uk/home/send-us-your-pictures

 

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South West Childrens Convoy 2019

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This year Ian, Richard and Simon gave up their time to take part of the south west children’s convoy which takes children and their carers from Bude to the Milky way for a fun day out.

The event is organised by South West Truckers and sees many Lorries running up the A39.

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Laura's Marathon Effort!

Evans Transport Laura London Marathon 2019

Sunday April 28th was the day when all the winter training and fundraising came together and Laura took on a challenge most of us would run away from.

As you will probably know already Mum, Sue, has been battling breast cancer and has been supported by Breast Cancer Care along the way. As a thank you for all their care and advice Laura decided to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 to raise much needed funds for such a vital service.

With lots of supporters cheering her on Laura completed the marathon in 5 hours 44 minutes but she actually managed to run further than most completing 31 miles! Talk about making the most of your day!

After collecting her precious medal she was reunited with her family and supporters to enjoy a well earned glass of prosecco.

At the time of writing this Lauras Just Giving page total stands at a massive £11,464.00. This has only been possible because of the support of many friends and family and she's incredibly grateful to you all.

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MAR
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Road Safety Campaign

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Evans Transport have teamed up with the Honest Truth Campaign and Devon and Cornwall Police Crime Commissioner to try and help make the roads safer.

Full backdoor images have been placed on the rear of trailers and vehicles with simple messages to promote road safety.

The messages are trying to reiterate that undertaking these actions could result in death on the road.

With people having to follow our vehicles on major roads we are hoping they will see these messages and it will sink in and make them think twice before putting their lives and the lives of others at risk.

 

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MAR
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Our first 19 Plate is a DAF XF Truck

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Evans Transport have a new DAF truck this week. This is the first 19 plate truck we have received and the first DAF XF truck we have had since 2006.

The DAF XF is the space cab with the latest 480hp Euro 6 engine and we have four more on order and coming soon!

This particular one has been based on our Pallet Operation this truck is expected to hit 1 million KM within the next 4 years.

Visit our Evans Palletised Services Page here

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Match Ball sponsors at Exeter Chiefs

Evans Transport Exeter Chiefs Match Ball

On Saturday Evans Transport were match ball sponsors for the game between Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons.

It was a great game seeing The Chiefs bring home a win of 35 - 17.

Hannah Evans is pictured with the match ball joined by Tom O'Flaherty and Phil Dollman.

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JAN
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Thank you from Laura and Breast Cancer Care

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Thank you to everyone for coming to support my Bingo evening on Friday.

What a night!

You all raised a massive £1332.00

This will all be added to my Marathon total for Breast Cancer Care.

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DEC
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New DAF Concrete Mixer joins the fleet

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We have updated one of mixers to a brand new DAF mixers.

The truck is capable of carrying 8m and holds the latest euro6 engine which helps further reduce our emissions.

The truck will be seen operating from our Bideford deport serving the North Devon area with various types of concrete which will be used for new builds, farm developments and restorations.

The new mixer is fitted with this "AwayWash" system "The AWAYWASH is the first light weight polyethylene chute wash-down system for concrete mixers. The patented design allows the truck chutes to be washed down anywhere complying with environmental requirements and avoiding the risk of contamination and fines."

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DEC
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Bingo for Cancer Care - Supporting Laura

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Laura Evans is fundraising for Breast Cancer Care in her challenge to raise £5000 for when she runs The London Marathon in 2019.

It is BINGO time at The Barn in Bickington on Friday January 25th 2019!

 We look forward to seeing as many as possible there !

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DEC
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London Marathon 2019 for Breast Cancer Care

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Our very own Laura Evans will be running The London Marathon 2019 for the Breast Cancer Care Charity. Laura has been inspired by her mother Sue's fight against Breast Cancer and they really appreciate the support given to her by this amazing charity.

Laura writes:

I have decided to run the London Marathon 2019 for my Mum. I am not a ‘natural’ runner but I wanted to give something back to Breast Cancer Care.

2018, for our family, has not been an easy year. In June, my amazingly strong mum found a lump in her breast, this was a massive shock to the whole family and was a struggle for us all to get our heads around. After copious trips to Plymouth for test after test she was diagnosed with Grade 2 Breast Cancer. In July, shortly after her 50th birthday, she underwent surgery to have the lump removed along with other procedures. Soon after the operation we learnt the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes and she would need to have Chemotherapy followed by Radiology. She is currently undergoing chemotherapy and its been tough on us all, especially her.

Breast Cancer Care have been amazing and supportive from the start. They’ve not only been there for my mum but have supported the whole family. They dedicate so much to those families going through similar situations to my mum. I am running the marathon to raise as much as I can for this amazing charity so that they can continue to help and support other people who need it!

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OCT
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WW1 Commemoration at Holsworthy

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On September 29th our driver Richard Maynard visited the WW1 commemoration fundraising event in Holsworthy with his Poppy Appeal liveried truck.

It was a fantastic event and a great deal of money was raised.

I think you'll agree the truck was looking fabulous in the sunshine.

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Our latest Epsilon M120L Timber Crane & Grab,

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Our latest Epsilon M120L Timber Crane & Grab is on a Dennison trailer chassis, and has a set of Alucar pins and bolsters. It comes complete with a rear sliding bays which allows the operator to load the timber on the trailer with easy operation of the crane and then slide the load back.

It is also the first type of crane we have with a telescopic cab which allows for additional driver comfort.

More information here on our Haulage page.

If you would like to know any more about our haulage options please ring 01237 475566

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JUL
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Evans Transport Golf Day 2018


Wednesday 11th July saw the annual Evans Transport golf day at Royal North Devon Golf Club, Westward Ho! A fantastic field of 36 invited golfers from all over the country​ competed for the new annually presented "Claret Jug" in a four ball team and individual Stableford. Above are some pictures from the first tee and the winning team of Glen Johns,...
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JUL
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Motor Cycle Ride out for Devon Air Ambulance this Sunday July 15th


As keen supporters of the Devon Air Ambulance Evans Transport are hosting one of the two starting points of the 13th Motorcycle Ride Out. This fabulous event aims to have 1000 motorcyles enter. The ride out begins registration at our depot in Gammaton Road, Bideford at 8.30am with the first group riding out at 10.30am. The finish line is at The Den...
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JUN
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South West Truckers Children's Convoy

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This year saw 3 of the lads taking part in the South West Truckers children’s convoy held on the 20th May.

The convoy ran from Bude rugby club back to The Milky Way. Each driver is introduced to a child or young adult along with their carer and then takes them in the cab for a ride to the Milky Way.

Everyone then goes into the Milky Way free of charge for an afternoon of fun.

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Supporting Royal British Legion fundraising decals on our Truck

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Richard who is a long distance bulk tipper driver, will be raising money throughout the year for the Royal British Legion. This year commemorates 100 years since the 1st world war which ended 11th November 1918.

 In order to support him to raise awareness and gain donations, additional graphics have been added to the truck.

The truck can be seen be at local fundraisers and events at weekends and during the week it will be used around the country to haul bulk products.

The graphics show a solider bowing his head and onlooking a poppy with a cross silhouette to symbolise his fallen comrade with the message:

“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them”.

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MAR
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Warehousing space in Bideford - Available now!

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We have the rare opportunity to rent a unit or take on additional storage handling at our base in Bideford.

We have different size options available to rent as units and which can be supplied with or without racking so you know you have sole use and access to the unit you can also tailor it your own needs by adding offices etc.

Alternatively we can look after your warehousing needs and charge on a per pallet basis knowing you have the flexibility of getting your stock with our trained staff when its required and not having to invest in expensive equipment such as forklifts.

All our warehousing is cladded so storing products which need to be kept at ambient temperatures is not an issue. All the units have 3 phase and single phase electric availability.

To top this off as part of the package we have on site security 7 days a week so you know your product is stored safely and securely.

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All Sand & Aggregates stocked at Bideford depot

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As of the 5th of March the Appledore sand yard will be closed for all collections all sand and aggregates will now be stocked at the Bideford depot along with all cements and the ability to get ready mixed concrete.

We will also have a greater stock of handy bag and dumpy bags and concrete blocks available which can be collected.

We can also arrange delivery of all of the above.

Please ring 01237 475566 for more details.

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DEC
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New 45ft Cartwright Artic Trailer with Forklift

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Evans Transport has just taken delivery of a brand new Cartwright 45ft artic trailer complete with mounting kit for a Moffett Mounty forklift.

The Moffett has also been provided by Cargotec on a trial basis to try this new venture which if successful the forklift will then be purchased.

The purpose is to provide the end user a solution where the forklift can be dismounted and the goods are unloaded without the need to hire in there own or have the laborious task of taking it off by hand.

The forklift is capable of lifting 2 tonne so bulky pallets can also be offloaded.

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NOV
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Evans Transport concrete division continues to go from strength to strength.

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Numerous installations have been taking place around the North Devon area  over the past few weeks and some of these are featured in the gallery below.

The Evans Concrete team were chosen to supply a special design ready mix concrete for the structures on the now completed Cycle Bridge across the A39 near Barnstaple.

In contrast ready mix concrete was supplied for the base of the new A39 Academy school near Bucks Mills. In both of these large constructions they were aided by a mobile pump.

Working closely with our local farming community we were pleased to supply Higher Cheglynch Farm, West Down, Ilfracombe, here Mr and Mrs Verny required 900 cubic meters for their new Silage pit.

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NOV
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Avon Fire & Rescue Training with Trucks

Training with Trucks and the Devon Fire Service

This week we had 2 vehicles go into Severn Park Fire and Rescue Training Centre.

We were asked by the training centre if a couple of lorries could be provided for firefighters to look around and understand the layout of them better so they are more prepared to deal with truck related emergencies.

There was a good deal of interaction between the firefighters and drivers with both parties learning more about each other profession.

The trucks and drivers were provided free of charge to the training centre as the company saw this as a worthy cause.

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OCT
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New Vehicles and new Livery design

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This month sees the introduction of 9 new Volvo FH500 globetrotters and a new Cartwright Tail-lift trailer completed in SR Furniture livery.

The tail-lift trailer will be used within the general haulage fleet around the country and gives customers the opportunity for some goods to be offloaded without the use of a forklift.

8 of the new Volvos are in Evans Green and Red and the last is in White and has gone into our Seymour operation. The trucks will be seen across the general, brick, and tipper sections of the business.

They have all come equipped with extra-large lockers, fridges and built in Sat Navs to aid driver comfort. All the new vehicles are Euro 6 engines which will replace the euro 5 models we currently have.

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OCT
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Warehousing storage short or long term - Bideford

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Last week we took delivery of a cardboard crimping machine in Bideford. The machine has come in for short term storage to be rubbed down, cleaned and repainted before going to the end user. We got in a local crane company to lift off the 32 tonne machine and with our high ceilings we were able to unload inside saving time and reducing risk of damage by having to wheel in.

We are able to store an array of different products in our warehouse and organise the right equipment to unload or load. Racking and pick and pack service is also available

For more info call 01237 475566

See our Warehouse Building Rental page

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SEP
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Super September Specials !

We will be offering a 10% discount on all collected or delivered loose & bagged sand or aggregates and bagged cement for September.

For all new and existing customers when booking just quote supersept17 to receive your discount.

See our Sand and Aggregate page here

Call us on 01237 474787 to place your order

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AUG
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Wessex Truck Show

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Over the weekend of 12th and 13th of August some of the staff took an array of lorries to the Wessex truck show held at Yeovil show ground.

Lots of polishing took place to get the trucks in tip top condition and the line-up looked superb so credit to all the guys that went.

On top of that that the Evans Transport fleet received three highly commended awards 2 for the old ERF and 1 for the new S500 Scania. Well done to all

Thanks to Will Denford for these pictures!

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AUG
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4 new 15.6M extra long trailers on Evans Tranport Fleet

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Evans have recently taken delivery of 4 new Cartwright 15.6m trailers.

These longer than normal trailers will join our other 3 Longer semi-trailers in serving the Evans palletised services night trunks.

In using these longer trunk trailers it helps reduce the amount trucks run on the road due to bigger load capacity and ultimately lower our carbon footprint.

For a competitive pallet delivery quote please call 01237421387.”

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Bideford Music Day

Evans Transport Bideford Music Day

 

For the second year running we are providing a trailer for stage purposes for the Bideford Music Day Festival.
There will be a number of local bands playing and is set to be an enjoyable afternoon. 
Entry is a on a donation basis with all proceeds going to The RainBo Music Trust.
The event will be tomorrow 5th August at Victoria Park in Bideford.
Why not pop along and enjoy a musical afternoon in the park!

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Dumpy Bags with crane offload available now

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Evans Transport are pleased to announce we can now offer AGGREGATE delivered or collected in

DUMPY BAGS & HANDY BAGS WITH CRANE OFFLOAD - BULK AGGREGATES DELIVERED DIRECT

From our Gammaton Road site situated East of the Water we have available our full range of aggregates BAGGED for collection or delivery. Supported by bulk container deliveries, the introduction of CRANE OFFLOAD facilities allows us flexible deliveries to varied building venues requiring DUMPY OR HANDY BAGS.

Products Include:

Ocean Fine Sand                            Fine Silver Sand
Coarse Silver Sand                            Concrete Mix
Mortar Mix                                Red Sand
BS1200 Yellow Sand                        Pea Gravel
Granite Chips                            Yellow Chippings
Plum Slate                                Scalpings
Crusher Run                                M O T Type 1
Cement                                Concrete Blocks

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Devon Air Ambulance

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We have recently applied this eye catching vinyl to our smooth sided bulk tipping trailer supporting the Devon Air Ambulance charity. It will hopefully help raise awareness for the charity, by traveling around the South West of England and encouraging people to donate.

The aim is "to relieve sickness and injury in and around the county of Devon through provision of an emergency Air Ambulance Service."

Every year the Charity needs to raise £5.5 million to run the service.  In addition, we need to raise around £1m more to build capital funds in order to ensure we can replace our aircraft after ten years’ service and to meet significant maintenance and repair costs plus ambitious plans to extend our operating hours.

Keep a look out for this trailer and donate if you can.

https://www.daat.org

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Evans Transport Golf Day 2017

On Wednesday 28th June we held our annual Golf day at The Royal North Devon Golf Club. Despite some horrible weather everyone had a great time and we got a chance to thank our suppliers, clients and customers from all over the UK.

Here are some pictures from the prize giving.

 

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Ready Mix Concrete Vehicles

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Euro 6 vehicles with an 8m3 carry capacity. Being Euro 6 vehicles they have the latest technology to reduce carbon emissions which provides a better quality of air for the rest of the community and makes Evans Transport a greener operator.

Evans Transport can supply a varied range of concrete mixes from small quantities to large pours.

Please check out the concrete page on the website or get in contact with Pete on 01237472359

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DEC
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Evans Transport Sponsor Exeter Chiefs Star Prop

Player Sponsors Night Evans Transport

Evans Transport are proud to announce they are sponsoring the Exeter Chiefs Greg Holmes in the Aviva Premiership.

Greg illustrated here with Managing Director Nigel Evans his wife Sue and daughter Laura is the Chiefs Australian born prop. He has represented his country 27 Times and brings a wealth of experience to the Chiefs side.

Based in North Devon and with depots in Exeter and Launceston, Evans Transport with over 50 years of experience offer comprehensive logistical know how, supported by a flexible fleet to meet all transport challenges.

With more than 150 lorries we are able to deliver and collect numerous goods, we have specific units that can take construction products with lifting equipment together with tipper lorries for sands and aggregates. On site at the Bideford depot we have our own batching plant producing British Standard ready mixed concrete.

Require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

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DEC
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7.5 Tipper added to the Fleet

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Here at Evans Transport we have increased our fleet with the addition of an ISUZU 7.5 tonne tipper lorry.

With the ability to carry 3.5 tonne of sands and aggregates, this unit allows for extreme flexibility when delivering into restricted areas. This specific lorry offers added value by having drop sides, this will allow for side loading and fork lift removal if required on site.

For more details and availability of sand and aggregate products please contact: Bideford 01237 475566

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NOV
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Fast Forward International of Sittingbourne

Evans Transport sister company John Seymour Transport Limited based in Maidstone Kent are pleased to announce the acquisition of Fast Forward International of Sittingbourne.

Fast Forward operate 7 vehicles primarily within the construction industry and a Freight Forwarding Division servicing the International Market. The company will still trade as Fast Forward International.

The depot in Sittingbourne will join the Evans group as another location where we can offer warehousing and transhipping services.

This latest acquisition is seen by the Directors as an opportunity to consolidate their position within the construction sector and add support to the International Division.

For more info and services from FFI please visit their website www.fastforward.uk.com

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Evans Transport Pallet Distribution

Evans Transport are pleased to announce they have officially opened their Launceston depot and therefore increasing their pallet distribution service.

Supported by dual networking operations, ETPD (Evans Transport Pallet Distribution) offers a comprehensive service ensuring your product is delivered on time and to your instructions throughout the UK from both their Bideford and Launceston depots.

With this flexibility and backed by an experienced customer support team the service we offer includes pallet tracking and paperless signatures.

For competitive rates and advise please contact us on:

  • Bideford    01237 421387
  • Launceston    01566 776919
      
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North Devon Show 2016 - After!

A big thank you for visiting the stand at this year’s North Devon Show.

The attendance was superb and thankfully the weather stayed mostly dry apart from the strong wind.

Hopefully we answered your enquiry during the show, however for quotes on aggregates, transport and ready mixed concrete

Please contact us 01237 475566/01237 472359

 

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North Devon Show 2016

Evans Transport will be exhibiting at The North Devon Show on Wednesday 3rd August - please come and see us at Trade Stand Black 4, Row C Number 7

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Evans Transport Sand and Aggregates

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Evans Transport offer a comprehensive range of standard and bespoke sands and aggregate’s.

Available from our sites, delivery and bagging is available by our specialised vehicles .

Minimum, and maximum volumes are available upon request.

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Evans Transport Makes it 4 years on the trot!

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At the recent Palletforce Gala dinner held in London Evans Transport were awarded the Depot of the Year award for the fourth year running.

Mike Symons and Bonnie Birch are show collecting the award on the night.

Receiving this award continues to illustrate the high quality of customer service they provide, and the hard work carried out by all our drivers.

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Evans Transport Golf Day 2016

Amid fears of heavy showers and possibly thunder and lightning the Evans Golf Day enjoyed a rain free day.

Attended by customers, suppliers and staff 10 teams of 4 competed on the Royal North Devon links last Wednesday.

Individual prizes were also available and the standard of golf excellent bearing in mind some had not experience the course before.

Images below show team and individual prize winners.

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Le Tour De Devon - The North Devon 100

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On May 1st 2016 - 72 cyclists took on the tough North Devon 100 cycle challenge including Evans Transport own driver  (Cinders). Evans transport has supported the ride from its very inception, a one off event called Le Tour De Devon.

This year the event raised £4500, which will be split between The Chestnut Appeal, a prostate cancer charity based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and Combe Martin Football Club.

The club has held the event from the first ride and is in much need of modernisation.

So far the ride has raised over £22,000 for various charities such as Help for Heroes, Devon Air Ambulance and North Devon Hospice.

"The North Devon 100 is very greatful for the support that Evans Transport has given us over the last 4 years and we hope it will continue for the foreseeable future."

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Flexibility helps Concrete Delivery Team

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Evans Concrete are required to deliver to various sites around the North Devon area. Pictured is one of our 8m3 wheeler mixers.

All our trained drivers work closely with site engineers ensuring safe and efficient pours.

Pete Willoughby and his team can be contacted on 01237 472359 or alternatively 07827 837782 for more details.

 

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Evans Transport introduce new system on tyres

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ContiPressureCheck ADDS ECONOMY AND SAFETY FOR EVANS TRANSPORT

•    Continental Tyres system ‘saves’ tyres with low-grade punctures
•    Tyre pressure consistency cuts fuel and wear costs
•    Installed on mix of heavy duty tippers, draw bars and tractor/trailer rigs
•    Roll-out planned on all new additions to fleet and selected existing vehicles


Evans Transport have introduced the Continental Tyres ContiPressureCheck system on to some of their newer fleet.

Nigel Evans Managing Director said  the system has already saved “a good number” of tyres, on the tipper fleet especially, with ContiPressureCheck alerting his team to slow punctures that could otherwise have gone unnoticed until the tyre was damaged beyond repair.  Evans Transport fits the system itself, including the in-cab monitor that alerts drivers to potentially dangerous and costly pressure changes. 

Nigel added, “Safety and economy are both about a great many factors, but tyres are certainly one of the major ones. We continue to run extensive tests on a range of tyres, everything from new through to remoulds, but, whatever we fit, monitoring pressure is key to ensuring we are doing the best we can. It keeps rolling resistance levels spot on for economy and flags up potential safety issues before they can become real problems.”

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Ready Mix Concrete

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Evans Concrete is used for numerous projects within the construction world. 

Standard house, warehousing and agricultural buildings fall within the Evans remit.

Illustrated below are installations from two of the numerous main contractors working alongside Evans Concrete supported by Pete Willoughby and his team.

Tim Moast from T & M Farm Buildings and Mike Cowell, of Mike Cowell Construction supplied these images highlighting their high standard of finish using Evans Concrete and their onsite installers.

Click to contact Pete at Evans Concrete on 01237 472359.

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On site with Evans Concrete

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Pictured at the new Aldi site at Atlantic Village is one of Evans Concretes' 8 wheeler mixers supplying ready mixed concrete.
Using pumping equipment to suit this particular pour, Evans Concrete illustrate their flexibility with their onsite support and experienced drivers.
Complimenting their fleet Evans Concrete run 7 other trucks ranging from 4 m3, 6 m3 and 8 m3.

Contact Evans Concrete on 01237 472359 for more details.

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Apprenticeship Expo 2016

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During this year’s Exeter Apprenticeship Expo held at the Exeter College Technology Centre earlier in the month, Evans Transport were presented with a certificate of attendance prior to the event.

The exhibition was attended by Les Webster seen receiving the certificate and Joel Galliver the current “Apprentice of the Year”.

 

 

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FORS - Silver Accreditation

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Working with their parent company Evans Transport, Seymour Transport’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme Silver accreditation submission, was confirmed and stated that the company had met the required criteria and that they can now proudly display the new FORS certificate.

With bases in Maidstone and Barnsley, Seymour Transport can provide a vital link to your supply chain.

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Apprentice Expo

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Evans Transport will be exhibiting at the “Apprenticeship Expo” again this year. Please come and see us and chat to our very own current apprentice of the year Joel Galliver.

Joel attends the college and will be more than happy to answer your questions regarding a career in the haulage business.

We look forward to see you there.

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New Feldbiner Powder Container Joins the Fleet

Evans Transport have taken delivery of their new Feldbiner Powder Tanker, this will join our fleet with our two existing tankers to service the bulk cement and fly ash industry as well as increasing our own concrete capacity.

Produced by Feldbiner the container manufactured in Hamburg Germany is a 3 pot tank has a capacity of 40 cubic metres exceeding the current units by 4 cubic metres, allowing us to carry a lighter more bulkier product.

With the striking Evans livery the unit can be seen travelling the M5 most days.

 

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Happy Christmas 2015

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Evans Transport would like to wish all our customers and suppliers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Evans Concrete Sponsor Holsworthy Christmas Market

Sponsoring the best in Christmas show Dairy Heifer class, John Evans presented the awards to their owners at this year’s event.

The Evans Transport Chairman and founder is also seen with the judges and auctioneers at the show, held at the Holsworthy Cattle Market on Wednesday 9th December.

 

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Evans Transport Apprentice wins the THINK Apprentice of the year award.

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Joel Galliver aged 18 has been awarded the Think Apprentice of the year award from Exeter College for 2015. He is currently in his 2nd year of a 3 and half year Large Goods Vehicle technician course.

Working within the commercial garage at the East the Water site, Joel is learning his trade alongside our trained technicians ensuring the 150 plus fleet of Evans Transport lorries + meet the high standards required within todays haulage industry.

Joel said “working in the garage with my fellow mechanics has helped me considerably and with the support from Evans Transport, I am really excited to receive this award”. Director Tom Evans congratulated Joel on behalf of Evans Transport. 

Evans Transport are continually looking to the future, offering job opportunities and apprenticeships within the transport sector to help encourage young people to develop their career.

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Sponsors of The Local Community Winners Awards

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Evans Transport are proud to support the North Devon Journal #NDJHero15 local community winners awards.

It is a great honour to again, be the main event sponsors where Laura, Nigel and Sue were presenting awards.

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Second Trailer Arrives for North Devon Marketing Bureau

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Second Trailer Arrives for North Devon Marketing Bureau at Evans Transport Depot.

The second trailer illustrating the North Devon and Exmoor image arrived at the Evans Transport Yard in Bideford today.

Welcomed by the Bureau members and Les Webster from Evans the trailer shows a scene from the North Devon coast.

West Country television also attended along with the North Devon Journal and the Gazette. 

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Evans sponsors "Gingerweb" in London Marathon

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Evans Transport are supporting Richard Hughes from "Gingerweb Ltd" our Website team in his London Marathon run in April 2016.

Richard is running for the Caudwell Children charity who double every penny donated to them, so its a great cause and an opportunity to help children all over the country.

Richard is seen here pictured with Noah Wall who was the recipient of his fine new electric wheelchair at the weekend that will change his life. The chair was 80% paid for by Caudwell Childrens Charity which is why Richard chose them to raise money for. He hopes to put as much as possible back into the Caudwell coffers with sponsorship for the big run.

You can sponsor him too of course by visiting this link https://www.justgiving.com/Noahschair

You can find out more about Noah Wall on his website at this link http://www.hugsfornoah.co.uk/

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Evans Concrete East the Water Batching Plant

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Evans concrete goes from strength to strength at their new East the Water Plant.

Fully supported by the BRITISH STANDARDS credibility mark, delivery is flexible, due to their varied fleet of 8, 6, and 4 wheeler lorries.

Please contact us on 01237 472359 we offer numerous mixes and expert advise.

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Supporting the local Carnivals

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Two weekends in a row saw Evans Transport lorries pulling decorated floats through the towns of Bideford and Barnstaple.

Supporting local community charities both Bideford Rugby Club and The North Devon Journal (pictured) utilised full sized trailers turning them into highly colourful floats enjoyed by the local crowds.

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Bideford Harlequins Sponsored by Evans Transport.

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Displaying their new kit sponsored by Evans Transport Bideford Harlequins line up for the new season.

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Evans Transport Unveil Next North Devon Tourism Trailer.

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Joining the trailer launched in March, Evans Transport is proud to unveil the image for the second unit illustrating North Devon Tourism.

Travelling throughout the UK, the trailers are designed to highlight the quality of our North Devon coast and Exmoor.

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Evans Take Delivery of 5 New MAN Trucks.

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On the road from today are our 5 new MAN TGX 480 trucks supporting the new 65 registration. 2 will be operating on our tipper fleet, with 2 joining the brick and block haulage fleet. 1 will join the general transport.

One of the 5 trucks (illustrated by the first image) is the special edition MAN centenary unit which celebrates 100 years of MAN manufacturing lorries. This is very fitting for Evans Transport, as we have had a long history with MAN with their marque being in our fleet for over 40 years.

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2015 Community Awards

Evans Transport have been confirmed as the main sponsors for the Community Awards for the second year running.

Nigel Evans managing director confirmed their commitment to the awards in a press release to the main hosts North Devon Journal in last week’s copy.

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Evans Transport at Wessex Truck Show

Evans Transport exhibited at the recent Wessex Truck Show at the Yeovil Showground a range of lorries from their fleet.

They were proud to receive 3 place in the Best Vintage category, for the refurbished  ERF lorry first used by John Evans at the start of the business.

 

 

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Come and See us at The North Devon Show

We look forward to seeing you at the Greatest Show in North Devon !!

 

 

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North Devon Show 2015

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Evans Transport Limited proud sponsors of the North Devon Show will be exhibiting in Trade Block 4.
On display will be their 8 wheeler Concrete mixer together with sample aggregates.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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The Iveco Scarab Mistral sweeper

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The Iveco Scarab Mistral sweeper, the newest arrival at Evans Transport, is fitted with dual sweep ability allowing for independent use of both side brushes. This function allows for super sweep capability.

Power Trust allows for up and down pressure on both brushes and in conjunction with the Spray Bar System supplies water directly to the brushes and suction nozzles.

The Iveco Scarab Sweeper is available for hire, for more details and availability please contact us direct on 01237 475566.

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Depot of the Year for the 3rd year Running !

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Mike Symons and Bonnie Birch received the Palletforce Depot of the year award for the 3rd year running at the Gala Awards Dinner last Saturday evening.
Achieving this accolade for the 3rd year running highlights the high standards the team put into ensuring our customers receive the best possible service all year round.

Supported by a flexible fleet of vehicles and drivers the Palletforce arm of the Evans Transport business offers competitive pallet delivery rates together with electronic tracking and signature confirmation.

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Evans Golf Day 2015 - Royal North Devon Golf Club

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Bradley Goaman, John Marks, Peter Hocking and Andy Walker team winners at the Evans Transport Golf Day played at Royal North Devon Wednesday 17th June.

Peter Hocking also won the individual prize with Simon Goaman 2nd.

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Depot of the year 2015 - Evans Transport Ltd

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We are delighted that we have won the Robert Bedford Palletforce Depot of the year award a huge thanks and congratulations goes to all our staff within the Palletforce operation.

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Evans Concrete Mixer Fleet on Parade

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Standing proudly in front of the new Euromecc Batching Plant Evans Concrete's fleet of mixers. Offering flexability the fleet ranges from 4 to 8 cu2 capacity, supplying general foundation mixes along with screed and specialist formula's.

Our specialist team can be contacted direct on 01237 472359 and can advise you of the best product to suit your requirements. Alternatively mail you can request a quotation by emailing us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Batching Plant Up and Running

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From the East the Water site in Bideford the new Euromecc concrete batching plant is up and running.

Capable of mixing up to 90 cu2 per hour the plant doubles Evans Concrete output. Several ranges of foundation mixes, screed, slab and specialist mixes can be produced and distributed by our flexible fleet of lorries offering 4, 6 and 8 cu2 loads.

Contact us direct on 01237 472359.

 

 

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Evans new Lorry Launch - (‘I’d rather be in North Devon’)

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Our latest Lorry launch is on Friday and with the Minister For Transport Mark Harper MP - check out the timtable and come and say hello !

This is a full 45ft Curtain sided trailer saying : "I'd rather be in North Devon and Exmoor" and is a fantastic piece of artwork. If you see it please send us a picture !

 

 

 

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Evans at Exeter College recruiting Apprentices

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Evans Transport are at Exeter College on March 12th from 4pm to 8pm.

Interested in a career in the Transport Business? - come and talk to us.

 

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New Concrete Mixer Arrives

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Evans Transport have recently taken delivery of a new Euro 6 Mercedes Arocs 8m3 mixer.

Based in the Bideford East the Water depot it adds to our fleet delivering concrete in and around North Devon.

This new mixer allows for larger quantities to be delivered which helps maximise production and results in fewer trips.

With the new euro 6 engine we are able to significantly reduce our carbon emissions.

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Amazing how the trucks have changed

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Evans Transport were really pleased to show two completely different lorries at their 50th Anniversary Dinner earlier this year. The old refurbished ERF and the new state of the art Scania. These two lorries are only a small number of the fleet currently in use at Evans.

Continuing to ensure the fleet is updated Evans Transport replace their lorries regularly and work closely with their drivers training and using new technology where possible.

 

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50 Years and still Trucking

We reached the milestone of 50 years in the Haulage business.

Super night celebrations took place with special guests old and new. Two wonderfull images show the old and new in the haulage world.

The old ERF was in fact the first purchased by Mr John Evans and was refurbished for this special occasion. The latest state of the art Scania was also delivered, this shows how things have changed over all these years.

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Depot of the year 2014

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Palletforce Team “Depot of the Year” for second year running.

At the annual Palletforce Gala Awards Dinner held in London, the Evans Transport Palletforce team were presented with the prestigious “Depot of the Year” award for 2014. From their base in East the Water the Palletforce team collect and deliver customer pallets daily through the Palletforce Organisation located in the East Midlands who are supported by 90 other depots.

Receiving this award is a major testament to the staff at Palletforce here in Bideford, during the last twelve months they have witnessed a significant increase in freight, as the Palletforce organisation reputation continues to grow due to high quality service to all their customers.

The Bideford Depot provides first class service backed up by a fleet of vehicles capable of delivering various pallet sizes, with tail lifts and experienced drivers. The customer service team are always on hand to offer support and advice for all your needs.    

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New 50Ft PalletForce Trailer

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Evans Transport boosts their “Palletforce” fleet taking delivery of new state of the art Trailer.

New to the fleet here at Evans Transport is the 52 foot long double decker trailer, used specifically for the Palletforce arm of their business.

The new trailer carries 8 more pallets than the normal standard, thus helping to reduce vehicle volumes on a weekly/yearly basis.

This delivery is the first of 3 trailers we are taking delivery of over the coming weeks.

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New Fruehauf Tipper Joins the Evans Fleet

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Date 5/2014

Evans Transport proudly unveiled their new addition to their fleet  a TASCC registered 67cu artic Tipper decorated with the new branded logo.

This will join our growing tipper fleet to help service our customers in the bulk feed, clay and aggregate industries.

 By having smooth sides this creates less wind resistance which helps us to reduce our carbon footprint

 For information on large volume bulk collections and deliveries please contact Andy in our Bulk division

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New high-tec Lorry wash

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Date 3/2014

Within the last few weeks Evans Transport have opened their new High Tech lorry wash at their Bideford base.

Specifically suited to wash all commercial vehicles the unit is operational 5 days a week. Designed to give high pressure under chassis wash, the system also allows for top and side brushing.

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What we do ?

crane lorryThe crane lorry complements our fleet working closely within the building material sector of Evans Transports business....
 
dedicated liveryStrong customer relationships with dedicated livery illustrates our continued support for the local business operators...
 
flexible fleetThe flexible fleet we run within the Palletforce arm of our business allows for all the lorries to be fitted with “tail lift” option....
 

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