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You Call We Haul: The Life and Times of Bob Carter

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You Call We Haul: The Life and Times of Bob Carter


Best known for founding international haulier, Trans UK, Bob Carter was involved in the ground-breaking changes occurring in British transport of the 60s and 70s and it is fair to say that he had an unusual and varied life. Beginning in the army where he witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas Island in the 1950s, he went on to be a driver, office worker and finally company owner. Never afraid to get his hands dirty, Bob was able to turn his hand to any aspect of his business operation, from repairing mechanical defects, to operating forklifts and even on the odd occasion, driving his own trucks. In 1975 he set out on Trans UK's maiden run to Iran in his Humber Sceptre with 4 of his trucks in convoy - the first trip of many, for the company. The denationalization of BRS and the implementation of the 'O' licence, the rapid growth of privately owned haulage companies, combined with the Middle East oil boom of the 70s all helped Bob to develop a successful British and international transport operation.

Additional Information

Stock Code: O5658.0
Author: Ireland M
ISBN13: 9781910456583
Height(mm): 297
Width(mm): 210
Page Count: 160
Publication Date: 17 May 2017
Publication Status: Available
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