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You Call We Haul The Life and Times of Bob Carter
Home > New Books > You Call We Haul The Life and Times of Bob Carter
Mat Ireland
Best known for founding international
haulier, Trans UK, Bob Carter was
involved in the ground-breaking
changes occurring in British transport
of the 60s and 70s and it is fair to
say that he had an unusual and varied
life. Beginning in the army where he
witnessed nuclear testing on Christmas
Island in the 1950s, he went on to be
a driver, office worker and finally
company owner.

Never afraid to get his hands dirty,
Bob was able to turn his hand to any
aspect of his business operation, from
repairing mechanical defects, to
operating forklifts and even on the
odd occasion, driving his own trucks.
In 1975 he set out on Trans UK’s
maiden run to Iran in his Humber
Sceptre with 4 of his trucks in convoy
– the first trip of many, for the

The denationalization of BRS and the
implementation of the ‘O’ licence, the
rapid growth of privately owned
haulage companies, combined with the
Middle East oil boom of the 70s all
helped Bob to develop a successful
British and international transport
operation. A real one-off and Mr. Nice
Guy, Bob Carter was held in high
esteem and respected by one and all.
Including nearly 300 previously
unpublished photos, You Call, We Haul
is an inspirational story which will
appeal to those with an interest in
the hey-day of Middle-East travel and
those with a general love of great
British transport companies.

Mat Ireland was born in Weymouth in
1981. His first driving job was for N
C Cammack and Son in Essex, driving a
Mercedes van. The following year,
driving a 7.5 tonne truck, his
lifelong ambition of becoming an
international driver was fulfilled
with his first ever European trip. He
now works for music and entertainment
transport company Transam Trucking,
driving all across Europe.

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  • 147 Pages
  • B & W and Colour Photographs Throughout
  • Hardback
  • 303 mm x 215 mm
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