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Eddie Stobbart: Trucks and Trailers

Eddie Stobbart: Trucks and Trailers

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EDLT

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14,792 posts

112 months

Friday 24th September 2010
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Channel 5, Friday 8pm. Probably on Five OD at some point in the next few hours.

Did anyone else watch this, it had a lot of the false sense of peril that made Ice Road Truckers popular:

"Later, A driver faces his worst nightmare!"
Armed truck thieves?

Pedantic man from the DVLA/VOSA?

Zombie prostitutes back for revenge?

No, traffic. ON THE M25!!!111!!!!! DUN! DUN! DUUUUUUUUUN!!!!

It wasn't all cheesey, if you are as immature as I am, it was full of double entendres many well dressed driver "dropped their load" and one tanker driver even "Emptied his load". Next week, token woman driver even says "I'm going to have a creamy mess in the back"

rofl


FourWheelDrift

67,888 posts

190 months

Friday 24th September 2010
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I try and avoid all those programmes, Ice Road Truckers (this obvious UK copy), the fishing ones, the timber ones. All monotonous and boring. Really should be single 1hr shows only but never a series. There's only so much driving along the same road, catching fish and cutting down trees they can do before it's all the same again.

Did they include a special bit about how clean they keep their trucks? That would have been thrilling viewing.

hehe

EDLT

Original Poster:

14,792 posts

112 months

Friday 24th September 2010
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They did actually, and a bit on the truck spotters hehe


Fuchs

213 posts

101 months

Friday 24th September 2010
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2 things.

the 2 directors looked like they had borrowed those suits...

and

that p.a´s arse.........

Jonnas

1,002 posts

69 months

Friday 24th September 2010
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Ice road truckers boring!!!??? Not when Lisa Kelly is 'taking a load' it's not.......
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GTIR

24,741 posts

172 months

Friday 24th September 2010
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Having driven said trucks I can confirm that no matter what the colour and livery of your truck it's a dull, tedious, thankless job. Interspersed with times of utter, utter mind crushingly life sapping moments of waiting around to be unloaded/loaded by equally dull miserable shunters. sleep

The only glimmer of excitement is catching an open top car with a fit chick driving whose wearing a very short skirt and it won't stop you recounting the story back at the job but miraculously she will be wearing suspenders and garters and would have given you a little wink/wave etc. rolleyes

Or overtaking another truck. bounce

Only to be overtaken again down hill. Damn. Off we go again. bounce

Gun

13,338 posts

124 months

Friday 24th September 2010
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I wonder if they'll feature the Eddie Stobart drive who pulled out in front of me when his traffic lights were red on a roundabout near the Dartford crossing a few weeks ago?? I hope so!

EDLT

Original Poster:

14,792 posts

112 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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GTIR said:
Having driven said trucks I can confirm that no matter what the colour and livery of your truck it's a dull, tedious, thankless job. Interspersed with times of utter, utter mind crushingly life sapping moments of waiting around to be unloaded/loaded by equally dull miserable shunters. sleep
A lot of jobs are dull, tedious and thankless. Fixing some ungrateful 's car, for example. shoot

Laurel Green

21,764 posts

138 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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Fuchs said:
that p.a´s arse.........
It wasn't just me then. hehe

I must say, I do hate this over-dramatic formula, where everything is repeated half a dozen times. It could be an interesting programme if it were condensed into a two-hour show. Must say though, I was impressed with how the business has grown in recent years - what with their own port, trains and so on.

Edited by Laurel Green on Saturday 25th September 00:14

Larry Dickman

3,762 posts

124 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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What a random selection of pictures you get when googling "Eddie Stobart's pa's arse".

BLUETHUNDER

7,847 posts

166 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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That arse was massive. It just seemed to go ever so wrong below the waist line.

Zad

10,692 posts

142 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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Maybe she used to work for National Express?

Blue Meanie

73,668 posts

161 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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FourWheelDrift said:
I try and avoid all those programmes, Ice Road Truckers (this obvious UK copy), the fishing ones, the timber ones. All monotonous and boring. Really should be single 1hr shows only but never a series. There's only so much driving along the same road, catching fish and cutting down trees they can do before it's all the same again.

Did they include a special bit about how clean they keep their trucks? That would have been thrilling viewing.

hehe
Did you know that every single job in Alaska was rougher, and tougher than any other job ever, anywhere else in the world?

rykard

298 posts

87 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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I did find it funny how the PA went round tidying up as he ;likes it just right' glasses, table etc.. then he dumps his RRS at the kerb and gets out looking like he's been through a hedge, hair everywhere... my me laugh...

Matt..

2,574 posts

95 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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The only one of these type of shows that i watch is Deadliest Catch smile Mainly because there is actually danger in it, and everyone is clearly crazy for being there!

becksW

12,849 posts

117 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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That Mo irritated me esp when he was telling those blokes how to clean his truck, I don't have a problem in high standards but there's a way to ask and he was patronising to the guys, I'm sure they know their job!

Would've been interested to get my Dads take on it (except he was working whilst it was on), having been a lorry driver for over 35yrs he has seen pretty much everything there is to do with the job!

Edited by becksW on Saturday 25th September 11:35

phil-sti

1,794 posts

85 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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The PA is called Emmy Gillholley and there are pics of her in a cheerleader outfit with the stobart dancers

Laurel Green

21,764 posts

138 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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phil-sti said:
stobart dancers
yikes One assumes hairy legs a requisite.

dave-therave

332 posts

83 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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Having worked in logistics for the past 5 years I can only begin to imagine how dull it is. I'll give it a miss though, having to listen to aholes talk about lorries for 40 hours a week is more than enough smile

MoonMonkey

1,368 posts

119 months

Saturday 25th September 2010
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Mate came round last night as the wimmin were out so we watched it.

When the PA came into view we shot each other a glance and a knowing 'nod' as you do. However, in the wider shot encompassing the said arse we both looked at each with a look of horror and blurted out some comment in unison about proportions of the rear end.