History

United Truckers has now been running since 2003, and what a great Club it has turned out to be!

We are very lucky to have loyal friendly members in the Club.

We aim to be informal but with a professionally run Club.

The Committee who started the Club all had previous experience with Clubs and therefore they knew exactly what the members wanted from their Club.

We have helped many charities,
CLIC (Cancer & Leukemia in Children)
BIBIC (British Institute for Brain Injured Children)
Macmillan Nurses, North Devon Hospice to name but a few.

Each year in June/July we have our highlight charity event; The Children’s Convoy.
We take mainly Downs Syndrome and Autistic children to Longleat for a day out. The children travel in style in 4 Convoys each of approx. 15 lorries traveling from different areas ·Taunton, Andover, Chippenham and Radstock.

The Convoys then all meet up at Warminster Services to form one huge Convoy to go into Longleat. It’s a sight to see. People’s generosity for the children’s ‘Goodie Bags’ is overwhelming. We also have many items given to us to raffle or auction to pay for the event.

 

The Children’s Convoy is still the highlight of the clubs years. We now meet up at Highbridge and drive down to Crealy where the children get to enjoy the ride down in the lorries and then get to go and have fun with family members inside Crealy.  Once the day is over with the children climb back into the lorries and then they are driven back to the meeting point.

Please see the youtube link from 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwg2YAclas4

 

Trailer

The trailer for the club was designed and built by Tony and Shirley Buckingham now Millman . With the help from Jason Norman every weekend was spent changing it from a little woods clothes double decker to what it is today . We had a mark 1 trailer so most of it was transferred to the present trailer . The design on this trailer improved greatly from the first one . The last few weeks leading up to Peterborough 2005 was hectic and long days was put into it so it could have its debut at Peterborough. We have had many many happy hours travelling all around the country going as far as Scotland and to Assen for many years . The maintenance now is left to others after Tony sadly passed away . But the mural on the back of the trailer is a reminder of their legacy to the hard work they did . It tells the story from the dream to their trucks at that time . The trailer I’m sure is left in good hands hopefully for many more years for members to sit and enjoy a chat and have a cup of tea or coffee .