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"Are you ready Eddie?" Stobart dies at age 56

 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:08 pm    Post subject: "Are you ready Eddie?" Stobart dies at age 56 Reply with quote

Not only am I slightly shocked to see that trucking boss Eddie Stobart has died, but I'm surprised at the fact that he was only 56. I thought he was much older.

He achieved incredible success to the point where the company fleet comprised of 1,000 HGV trucks. Is it possible to drive on a main UK road without seeing one at some point in one's journey?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-12923203
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admire the man quite simply because a few years ago he took a decision to maintain the company base near Carlisle at a time when it would have been much more financially advantageous to relocate to Europe where diesel is cheaper and of course in many parts of Europe so is labour

I also thought he was much older than 56 - that's way too young to die Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very young to die but wasn't he the son of the founder?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never yet managed to spot a name on front of a truck because I'm always motorway-driving at the time.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
Very young to die but wasn't he the son of the founder?

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Yes, and the brother of the (current) owner (who he sold it to)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FleetingEileenM wrote:
I've never yet managed to spot a name on front of a truck because I'm always motorway-driving at the time.


Tried using your rear view mirror ? (it's not just for makeup) Laughing

or maybe your on the M6 Toll, not many trucks on there ?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nod wrote:
Tried using your rear view mirror ? (it's not just for makeup)

Cheeky! Laughing
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