Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers

Friday 29 October, 8:00pm on Five

This documentary series lifts the lid on the fascinating world of the legendary Eddie Stobart haulage company. In the final instalment, the truckers deliver a load of Formula One racing cars to the continent, and a group of Stobart drivers prepares to put on a spectacular show at the annual Truckfest event. The distinctive Eddie Stobart livery makes the company one of the most recognisable haulage firms in the world. Every single day, Eddie Stobart drivers cover the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back three times over. The firm employs more than 5,000 people, who work around the clock to make a delivery every 4.6 seconds – as well as running two ports, two airports and countless freight trains. This programme follows the company’s friendly truckers as they go about their day-to-day business. This week, a group of drivers heads to Belgium with a delivery of Formula One racing cars. While they are waiting for their priceless haul, one newbie driver cannot resist taking Michael Schumacher’s electric bike for a spin. Elsewhere this week, a veteran driver volunteers to test out a brand new trailer, but ends up spending a long stint stuck in music festival traffic. Meanwhile, the Stobart crew puts on a show at Truckfest, the highlight of every trucker’s calendar.

Friday 22 October, 8:00pm on Five

This documentary series lifts the lid on the fascinating world of the legendary Eddie Stobart haulage company. In this episode, a lorry driver takes on the company train in a race, while a novice trucker faces up to a challenge of her own. The distinctive Eddie Stobart livery makes the company one of the most recognisable haulage firms in the world. Every single day, Eddie Stobart drivers cover the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back three times over. The firm employs more than 5,000 people, who work around the clock to make a delivery every 4.6 seconds – as well as running two ports, two airports and countless freight trains. This week, an enthusiastic trucker takes on the challenge of racing the Eddie Stobart train from Rugby to Glasgow. A young female driver tries out the hardest manoeuvre in the trucking handbook under the watchful eye of a veteran Stobart trucker. And a nightshift worker gets a raw deal at London’s Smithfield meat market.

Friday 15 October, 8:00pm on Five

This documentary series lifts the lid on the fascinating world of the legendary Eddie Stobart haulage company. In this episode, the drivers on the continent do their utmost to avoid ending up with a cargo of illegal stowaways. The truckers get a glimpse of glamour when they deliver a consignment of polo ponies, and another Eddie Stobart driver negotiates a particularly tricky farmyard track. The distinctive Eddie Stobart livery makes the company one of the most recognisable haulage firms in the world. Every single day, Eddie Stobart drivers cover the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back three times over. The firm employs more than 5,000 people, who work around the clock to make a delivery every 4.6 seconds – as well as running two ports, two airports and countless freight trains. This week, the truckers see how the other half live when they deliver a very delicate cargo – a herd of polo ponies for a major sporting event. Another driver has a tricky route to negotiate when he is ordered to pick up a load of fresh strawberries from an isolated rural farm. Elsewhere, the international truckers demonstrate the precautions they must take to prevent illegal immigrants from stowing away in their trucks.

Friday 8 October, 8:00pm on Five

This documentary series lifts the lid on the fascinating world of the legendary Eddie Stobart haulage company. In this episode, an important delivery to the World Rally Championship in Finland hits the skids, and a huge supermarket order is put in jeopardy by a leaking fridge. The distinctive Eddie Stobart livery makes the company one of the most recognisable haulage firms in the world. Every single day, Eddie Stobart drivers cover the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back three times over. The firm employs more than 5,000 people, who work around the clock to make a delivery every 4.6 seconds – as well as running two ports, two airports and countless freight trains. This week, the Stobart drivers head to Finland to deliver spare racing car parts for the World Rally Championship, but disaster strikes en route when the brakes fail on one of the trucks. Back in the UK, the chilled team pulls out all the stops to get perishable food orders out to the supermarkets in peak condition. However, a spanner is thrown in the works when one of the team’s fridges springs a leak. Elsewhere this week, a gobsmacked driver watches in amazement as his 40-tonne dumper truck is suspended vertically in the air.

Friday 1 October, 8:00pm on Five

This documentary series lifts the lid on the fascinating world of the legendary Eddie Stobart haulage company. In this episode, one trucker tries to avoid a sticky situation involving a shipment of cakes, while another’s busy schedule drives him to the limit. The distinctive Eddie Stobart brand makes the company one of the most recognisable haulage firms in the world. Every single day, Eddie Stobart drivers cover the equivalent of the distance to the moon and back three times over. The firm employs more than 5,000 people, who work around the clock to make a delivery every 4.6 seconds – as well as running two ports, two airports and countless freight trains. This week, one Eddie Stobart driver takes on a delicate load of cream cakes, which she has to deliver in perfect condition to one of the firm’s biggest customers. But after contending with endless roundabouts, it is touch and go whether her load will make it intact. A driver specialising in returned goods has a nightmare day trying to keep to a hectic schedule, but he is in for a big surprise when he gets a new truck. Elsewhere, the company’s legion of roadside fans, known affectionately as ‘Eddie spotters’, are up in arms when a truck joins the fleet with an unusual name. Eddie Stobart lorry cabins have all had female names since the early 1970s – has this new truck broken a time-honoured tradition?

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