EDDIE STOBART: TRUCKS and TRAILERS Series 3
The popular observational documentary series featuring iconic haulage firm Eddie Stobart returns with more action packed adventures featuring their fans’ favourite truckers.
Hazards are never far away as driver Lee finds out to his cost when he tries to move a London landmark, the famous Piccadilly lights, and it’s red alert for Tim Fox when his brand new biomass trailer goes missing.
Stobart hold their first ever trucking festival, giving fans an opportunity to meet their heroes in the flesh and the chance to win a day out with star trucker Mark Dixon, but a last minute change of venue threatens to scupper its success.
The behind-the-scenes series following the trucks and truckers of famed haulage giants Eddie Stobart is back.
In this episode, 20 young lads compete to win 10 places on the firm’s coveted apprenticeship scheme. Seasoned pro Tim Fox battles his biomass juggernaut on the motorway, delivering recyclable garden waste in dangerously high winds, while two unlucky passengers come unstuck at London Southend Airport as Stobart attempt to conquer the airways in their latest £100 million venture.
Another fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Britain’s most iconic haulage firm.
One of Stobart’s most unusual trucks, the 25 ton ‘Tellytubby’, with its 27 metre built-in-screen, is booked for a three-day charity supercar event in Ireland. Tellytubby is tasked with replaying the day’s racing highlights, but first it must make it to the finishing line before any one else.
Fresh from successfully passing his HGV1 test, 20 year old boss’s son Ed Stobart gets behind the wheel and receives some hands-on tuition from the firm’s most glamorous driver Fiona, but will his moves impress her? There’s trucking trauma as driver Elliott Garner almost hits the roof negotiating a tricky delivery in Yorkshire.
The iconic green and red wagons are back on the road and getting even greener as biomass driver Tim Fox heads to a recycling plant to collect a load of recycled sawdust destined for a cattle farm, but bad drivers, traffic jams, vague directions and tight squeezes soon tax his temper.
It’s a tough rite of passage for ambitious young planner Paul, who temporarily swaps his desk job for life on the road as long distance trucker, and finds out it’s no easy ride. The Stobart Rail crew get out their most impressive mega machine - the 17 ton Gopher - to repair a train track overnight, but with the clock ticking, their best laid plans are suddenly derailed.
The rail freight division steams into action helping deliver fifty thousand bottles of Scotland’s most popular soft drink south of the border, and it’s a race against time unloading them at the rail terminal in Daventry as a breakdown in communications threatens to bring operations to a halt.
Unique to the Stobart fleet is a rather ‘girly’ trailer with a giant pink horse on the side. 21 year old driver Adam Clarke is asked to deliver its cargo of horse bedding to a remote location, but is he man enough for the job?
Driver Mark Dixon gets the blues in Birmingham when he faces a multi drop off from trucking hell, and competition winner Carol Ann is in seventh heaven when her truck is christened ‘Poppy 90’ in honour of the Royal British Legion.
Driver Fiona has a trucking nightmare as she struggles to gets to grips with making deliveries to Bolton supermarkets in a new urban trailer she’s never used before, and it’s no laughing matter for trucker Eddie Murphy who’s all at sea picking up containers from Felixstowe docks.
The Stobart airport team at Southend have their hands full when waste accidently spills from a plane onto the runway, and it’s a dream come true for spotter Sam as she spends the day with her trucking hero, driver Mark Dixon.
The wheels keep turning for Britain’s iconic haulage firm Eddie Stobart, and in this episode Harry Hill lookalike trucker Kevin Durcan gets an eyeful on the graveyard shift in Liverpool city centre and makes a mercy dash to aid a member of the public. The backroom boys at the Stobart garage get tooled up as they prepare a trailer for its MOT – but can they maintain their impressive 99% success rate?
Driver Mick Leech is down in the docks as he takes a wrong turning on the way to pick up some new trailer chassis. Irish trucker Aiden’s all at sea when he takes the overnight ferry from Dublin and gets into a tight squeeze when he attempts to drop his load in Bolton.
In the last episode of the third series, it’s Wales v England in a truck off as drivers Ashley Maddox and Mark Dixon race to deliver new turf for the pitch at Cardiff’s Millennium stadium, but Mark proves an early casualty when he gets stuck in the mud.
Two young apprentices are put through their paces as they try to get their Class 2 rigid truck license, but after both fail their mock exam, will they make the grade on test day?
A Stobart truck has a very unusual cargo: delivering a 24,000 litre plastic bag of Australian wine to be bottled at a factory in Chester. Delays mean it’s a race against the clock to get the wine bottled and dispatched to the shops on time, which puts trucker Ashley firmly on the spot as his shift hours are about to run out.
EDDIE STOBART’S CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
A one-off special from Eddie Stobart, delivering Christmas to the nation in the biggest event of the trucking year.
The guys and girls in the famous green and red wagons are relentlessly working round the clock 24-7, making 9,000 deliveries daily to bring home our festive cheer. Long haul driver Ashley is embarking on a 500 mile journey from Yorkshire to a remote whiskey distillery on Islay, an island off the west coast of Scotland, to collect 700 bottles of whiskey destined for the mainland. Once on the motorway however the Welshman is soon battling torrential rain and high winds as he struggles to make his way to the port to catch the ferry. Things quickly go from bad to worse as driving conditions deteriorate, and Santa’s little helper loses his way.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the obligatory tree, and this year Stobart are delivering half a million to shops and garden centres around the country, collected from remote forests in Scotland. Trucker Mark Dixon’s heading off to Inverness to pick up 600 for the general public, plus a very special 15 foot fir tree for Boyzone singer Shane Lynch. Mark’s a bit of a celebrity himself within the trucking world, so is looking forward to his star encounter. Little does he know he’ll be getting roped into putting up the tree with Shane when he arrives, but first he has to make it through snowy Highlands and a very muddy field.
International driver Colin Mulroy’s going the extra mile too, delivering festive fare to the British Military’s army superstores in Germany. It’s a two-day tour of duty taking in five countries, beginning with a trip on the Eurotunnel train to Calais. Disaster strikes at the Dutch-German border when he encounters traffic jams and a thick blanket of fog, leaving Colin little choice but to bed up in his truck at an abandoned border control.
Cheery biomass trucker Tim Fox’s keeping one step ahead of the weather, as he makes his way to pick up 27 tons of salt from a mine in the Cheshire Hills for gritting roads in the City of London in case bad weather strikes. It all goes smoothly until he hits the Capital, a place he hasn’t visited for 18 years. Heavy traffic soon tests his good humour, leaving him racing against the clock to make his delivery on time.