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Bristol & Avon introduces the ‘ultimate‘ in 8×4 tippers, Charlton – bodied 660hp V8 Scanias
Operators in our industry have always had a wide choice of tippers, from the everyday models to those of a more premium specification. Now the bar has been raised a whole level higher thanks to the Bristol & Avon Group introducing a completely new class of vehicle entirely…

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MJ Church kicks off 2022/23 tipper fleet update with ten new Charlton Superlites

Now firmly established as one of the leading tipper operators in south west England, MJ Church Ltd has recently taken delivery of ten new tippers fitted with Charlton’s SuperLight all – steel tipper body. All are mounted on 410hp…

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Thompsons or Charlton? “We want both” says Michael O’Donnell, owner of MC International Haulage

Decisions, decisions. ‘This body, or that body?’ Which is best? When finalising the bodywork details of his latest batch of top – spec tippers, Michael O’Donnell quickly came to realise it wasn’t a case of choosing a Charlton over a Thompsons, or vice – versa, but actually…

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Charlton demonstrates its core strengths with Independent Builders Merchant Group

Long established as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialist truck bodies to the building supply industry, Charlton is now the preferred bodywork supplier to the rapidly growing Independent Builders Merchant Group (IBMG)…

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COVID: Our ‘Thank You’

For everyone, whether as individuals or in business, 2020 has been a year of unprecedented difficulty; we’ve all had to face challenges and disruptions on a scale unknown in our lifetimes. At Thompsons, we continue to do everything we can to protect and support our employees, our suppliers and our customers in whatever way possible…

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A SuperLite supertruck! Charlton rocks on the back of Steve Wills’ superb Volvo 8×4 FH 540

Still a stronghold of family-owned transport businesses, England’s far south west boasts some of the most individual and highly specified trucks to be found anywhere in the UK. And no company demonstrates this pride…

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“We needed eight, so it had to be Charlton” says leading brick and block carrier Steward Transport.

Having previously built many of its own truck bodies, leading brick and block carrier Steward Transport turned to Charlton to deliver all the bodies for its eight truck fleet update programme…

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Charlton delivers the full package for Ovenden’s new super – spec tippers

Kent – based Ovenden Tipper Services has turned to Charlton for its latest batch of tippers, a key reason for this being that Charlton could source and install every part of Ovenden’s particularly high bodywork specification…

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Charlton – bodied golden Scania celebrates Graham Churchill Plant’s 50 years in business

Celebrating 50 years of successful operation, Graham Churchill Plant Ltd has just commissioned a special ‘one-off’ golden cab Scania tipper complete with a lightweight all-steel Charlton SuperLite body…

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A Charlton body for Webster Miller’s ‘New Generation’ Scania Rigid

One of the very first ‘New Generation’ Scania rigids has just gone on the road with Essex – based Webster Miller Ltd. And complementing the truck’s particularly high specification 6×2 lift axle chassis is a bespoke, custom – built platform body designed and installed…

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Charlton’s exceptional product diversity boosts delivery capacity for Grant & Stone

Grant & Stone Ltd, one of the Home Counties leading builder’s and plumber’s merchants and electrical wholesalers is significantly boosting its delivery capacity with the addition of a variety of new Charlton – bodied trucks…

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Greatly enhanced versatility from a new fleet of Charlton Beavertail bodies gives H.E. Services a great start to 2017

Now the largest specialist excavator hire company in the UK, H.E. SERVICES (PLANT HIRE) Ltd is in the process of upgrading its commercial vehicle fleet with a number of 18 tonnes gvw rigids fitted with Charlton ‘PlantLite’ beavertail bodies…

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Another four new Charlton SuperLites sees Ardula Group’s fleet reach 50

With the addition of four new Charlton steel – bodied tippers, the fleet of Maidstone – based Ardula Group has just notched up its first half century. Starting off with a single lorry in 1993, the 23 intervening years have seen Ardula’s fleet…

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Charlton SuperLite’s class – leading payload potential maximizes G.Webb’s productivity and versatility

Cambridgeshire tipper operator G. Webb has just put into service two new Charlton bodied eight wheelers that deliver a class – leading payload of over 19.6 tonnes. Why is this so special? Simply because whilst this figure is routinely…

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‘Versatility First’ for Clancy’s new Charlton Beavertail

Strong, sturdy and unfailingly reliable, Thompsons evergreen Loadmaster remains the UK’s top selling tipper body. Why? Because what really attracts many operators to the defining product of Thompsons’ tipper range is its sheer versatility…

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Super-spec Charlton crane truck has the ability to move almost anything

Charlton Bodies of Dover has just delivered one of its most comprehensively equipped multi – purpose platform bodies ever to Bristol – based DB Plant & Lifting Ltd. Mounted on an 8×2 Scania chassis, the new truck gives…

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Once again, Charlton’s Quarrymaster is the rock solid tipper body choice for Bristol & Avon Group

Resplendent in their highly visible orange colour scheme, another batch of hi-spec tippers is joining the ever growing fleet of Bristol & Avon Group. And, once again, the company has chosen Charlton’s heavy duty Quarrymaster body…

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