The old growling Transcon.

My Story

55 years on the road man and boy, as a Lorry/Bus and Coach Driver, working U.K. and the continent in the 60s..70s and eighties, and now working on the Agency, servicing multiple companies throughout West Yorkshire. Retirement should have come a few years back, but a miss spent youth has kept me firmly in the saddle. Fortunately, I have been blessed with good health, so I'm able to continue what I love doing for a while longer.....This job has been a merry go round of moving on to the next one, and it still continues to this day, as I move on once more in to the unknown, starting with more companies , with more adventures to be had,, so you see..your never too old to try something new....Keep it lit gentlemen. ...... I hope you enjoy your visit to truckcentral please call back real soon....ALEX. Most of us that know the background picture, will remember the good, and bad times we spent here week ended, and the banter and camaraderie that will not come round ever again.

Life is a Highway, a never ending road
No matter how fast you Travel
There will always be those who will want to pass You
So, enjoy going your own speed
Because the journey will always be more
Beautiful than the Destination.

Featured Drivers past and present

A selection of some of the  fantastic boys and girls doing a difficult job in these difficult times

mark Bray U.S Canadian Yorkshireman

Mark Bray

Follow Mark on Facebook, as he left Yorkshire for new adventures in Canada and the U.S.A.  Good Luck Mark..

Happy Trails.

Seb and Glen

Two top Fortec Night trunkers .

Trevor Reeve

 My Southern Buddy from London another top driver on the Fortec  Night Trunk


Kyle Wyntrip

Ex- Fortec Top Night Trunker moved on to other pastures..Good Luck Kyle.


New processes for hauliers travelling to Ireland

Whether you are heading to Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland from ports in Great Britain, there are new processes you must follow.

Before travelling to the Republic of Ireland

If you’re an HGV driver using a Ro-Ro ferry service to the Republic of Ireland (accompanied or unaccompanied) you need to submit a Pre-Boarding Notification (PBN) to Irish Customs before you leave Great Britain.

You are responsible for ensuring you have the correct documentation at the border and that the PBN is submitted using information provided by the importer. However, the PBN may be created by anyone in the supply chain that has the required information.

Only 1 PBN should be created per vehicle irrespective of the number of consignments in the vehicle.

Vehicles will not be allowed to board ferries heading to Ireland without a valid PBN.

PBNs are created on Irish Revenue’s Customs RoRo Service website.

A PBN user guide is available to help you.

Before travelling to Northern Ireland

You’ll need a Safety and Security (ENS) declaration.

From 00:01am (GMT) on 8 January 2021 all goods crossing from Great Britain to Northern Ireland using a Goods Vehicle Movement Service (GVMS) location (Belfast, Larne, Warrenpoint) will require a Goods Movement Reference (GMR).  

To get a GMR you will need to: 

You can use the free Trader Support Service to generate and submit ENS safety and security declarations to HMRC. After submitting these, the Trader Support Service will provide you with the information you need to input into GVMS to receive authorisation to move goods. 

You can find out more about GVMS in GOV.UK guidance

Help and support

Register for the Trader Support Service to get information and advice to help you prepare for new processes.