Cracker, had a unit that was a bit light on the steering but it made up for it in speed. Bloody quick, got back to our depot half an hour early, no complaints there



One more module done and dusted. Tis time it was the Tachograph stuff, so now I should be able to do all the fancy stuff on the new Siemens 1.4 model
One of these days the M1 will be clear of all the road works


Easy week this, tomorrow another CPC course, Friday normal day, Good Friday I'm off so enjoy while it lasts


Few pics from today's escapades

First is from the M1 after just joining it from M25.

Second one is after arriving at NDC with a bit of snow everywhere


Bloody cold last night, coming down the M1 this morning it was wet and miserable, sleet all the way back to Heathrow. Then adding more misery the HA closed the junction that I needed to get home, bloody inconsiderate, wouldn't have minded but the info about this only came up about a mile before getting to J15 on the M25.


Last night was one hell of a session, on the M11 going happily to Norwich when all hell breaks loose. The motorway is closed due to an accident, the highway bods even closed the off ramp on J8 so I couldn't get off the motorway, then again if I did there wasn't a whole lot of places to go. Sat there for a while and then the road opens up like nothing has happened only to grind to a Halt a mile later. Saw the car involved on a low loader, it didn't look pretty.


Makes a change to have an easy week, last week was just that. Between days off and training I managed to squeeze in three days of driving


Education today, refresher course on Airport security, the dreaded Level D


Coming down the A40 into London you really have to marvel at the way some people drive, sitting in the middle lane doing 30mph and not giving an iota of thought to others is just typical of the way some nationalities drive. Makes you wonder where they bought their license or why their wrecks don't have lights on or even in working condition.


Good start to a day, when I got to our Heathrow depot and was about to change the trailer guess what. A flat tire, somewhere between the start and getting there one tire went. Got to Coventry airport and as usual the road out of the airport was chocka, this time it was worse, half an hour to crawl through a mile and a half. Then the rest of the fun started. It took an hour and a half to get to the M1 from there. Run out of hours so a stop was needed, treat to a BK I thought. Then I spotted some much more decent food so scampi, chips, peas and a cup of Latte was had. Bloody hell £10.50 for that, no wonder I don't eat at service stations.


I was wondering something and then guess what loads of them appear. Talking about good old Eddie Stobbart, used to see loads of his units down South but lately they have been scarce. Then on Saturday going up the M1 there were hoards of them. I know he gets some stick but when you're used to seeing them on the road the lack is distinctive.