Eddie Stobart

#3
It is a sad day when anybody passes but I work for a Transport Company which is about the same size as Stobarts, the difference is that we don't insist that our Drivers dress like Leprachauns and we are not backed by anybody.
Eddie actually stood down from running the Company a number of years ago, although the name was retained along with the naming of the Trucks after Females and I must agree that their Trucks/Trailers are kept in very clean external condition, I also know their Pay Scales (we employ a few of their ex's) and I am not impressed to say the least.
This is not a post against Eddie(RIP) I actually met him many years ago in Crick Truckstop when he walked in and paid for all his Drivers meals, not bad when a multi-millionaire sits down and enjoys Egg, Chips and Beans with his Drivers.
This business that we are part of is, shall we say, "extremely competitive" and there is no Company more competitive than Stobarts, read into that what you will!

There again, the company is very famous and there are hordes of Stobart Spotters out there, especially the guy who drives a Reliant Robin painted in Stobart colours.
I am not here to mock these wierdos, just to take the pish.
 
#7
Isn't it ironic his life was restricted to 56! :)
May i borrow that? Possibly the funniest post on here ever?

His funeral cortege will feature 250 vehicles. The hearse and 249 cars trying to get past...
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#8
This is not a post against Eddie(RIP) I actually met him many years ago in Crick Truckstop when he walked in and paid for all his Drivers meals, not bad when a multi-millionaire sits down and enjoys Egg, Chips and Beans with his Drivers..
That could lead to heart problems in later life


Lets hope he's buried in the manor he ran his business

He gets the Co Op in to do the job
He then undercuts there rates and puts them out of business
He runs at a loss then puts his rates through the roof ad loses the contracts
On the verge of bankruptcy he flogs the lot to a mate and his briother
 

peem

Old-Salt
#9
Rumour has it he was making a film about the transport industry. With his passing (at 56) all we are left with is a "trailer"
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#10
C5 must be wetting themselves with excitment
They are filming the second part of there transport comedy fest about the company
Nothing like a good death to spice it up

Wonder if they can ship Peter Falk in for the ending
 

Alsacien

MIA
Moderator
#11
Makes a change to see a trucking related death that does not involve a northern tart getting her head stoved in with a ball hammer....
 
#12
Sad day. I know some who play: Eddie Stobart -v- Norbert Dentressangle on long journeys.

Anyone know if there a Norbert D?
Really, I like to play the game "try to fill the lay-bye Lil" once convoy cock sets in, thats usually just after the third set of lights on the B1.

I assume your game is similar but involves gay Belgian truck drivers dressed as leprechauns.
 
#13
The ultimate restricter[sp]. Agree 56 is no life, my own father died at 56 from cancer.
Proves the critics wrong ES "did" have a heart after all.

CG
 
#14
Sad day. I know some who play: Eddie Stobart -v- Norbert Dentressangle on long journeys.

Anyone know if there a Norbert D?
Mais oui! Wiki est votre ami!

UK ND Web Site:
979 : Creation of Norbert Dentressangle

Norbert Dentressangle creates SA Norbert Dentressangle, an international road transport company, specialising in cross-channel traffic. Its ambition is to become the leader in this sector.
and from elsewhere
Channel Transport Pioneer in the 1970s
Georges and Therese Dentressangle established a small trucking firm in France's Ardeche region shortly after World War II. In 1966, the couple moved the business to the town of Saint Vallier, in the Rhone Valley region not far from Lyons.
The Dentressangles were joined by their son, Norbert, in 1974. As Dentressangle himself told L'Entreprise: "They pushed me to join the business rather than starting a long course of study." The younger Dentressangle proved a natural at organizing transport traffic and working with the company's clientele. Into the mid-1970s, Dentressangle had become interested in developing the family company's international business--and the potential held in the growing demand from England for the wines and cheese and other products of the Rhone Valley.
Personally, I think it's a front - He's one of the main characters from the Real Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and is closely related to Slartibartfast and Ford Prefect (through his cousin Renault Megane).
 
#16
Dont want to sound too cruel but HAHAHAHAHA. Bloke was a first class cnut. His brother William and the other twot Tinkler should be forced to follow him into the grave.

He'll be buried with a dumped body of a prostitute as a mark of respect.
 
#17
Dont want to sound too cruel but HAHAHAHAHA. Bloke was a first class cnut. His brother William and the other twot Tinkler should be forced to follow him into the grave.

He'll be buried with a dumped body of a prostitute as a mark of respect.
That's odd.He spoke very highly of you.
 
#18
Suprised he could see me from all the way down there
 
#19
the name was retained along with the naming of the Trucks after Females
He wouldn't allow a friend of mine to put his wife's name on his truck though.

Apparently 'Lazy fat arsed money grabbing slovenly slag' won't fit on a Scania grill.
 
#20
I actually met him many years ago in Crick Truckstop when he walked in and paid for all his Drivers meals, not bad when a multi-millionaire sits down and enjoys Egg, Chips and Beans with his Drivers.
You actually admit to going in that place, or was it a one off.
 
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