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Astran Cargo Services Ltd. are pleased to announce the impending release in the UK of the latest Tekno model 142 Scania.

The models are scheduled for delivery during the month of December, not before. We intend running a pre-order list that will take effect from the 5th November. This is to enable Tekno in Holland to satisfy their own collector’s orders first.


Your co-operation in ensuring a fair distribution of models to genuine collectors is most appreciated. We shall be sharing our order books with Tekno NL ...

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  • Celebrating 50 years of Long Haul Pioneering 1964-2014
  • A Collectors item, individually numbered 1/300
  • Size 297x210 closed 297x420 open, spiral bound
  • 13 Full size & 24 insets of original action photos and captions from the Ashley Coghill collection.
  • On sale  from 12th November. Delivery in Early December.  Be quick!
  • Price £12.50. Plus P&P depending on region.
  • Payment via Astran Shop/paypal or cheque payable to Astran Cargo Services

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Rules banning normal weekly rest being taken in the cab are now in force in both France and Belgium.

The new French ban is to ensure that French drivers can take a normal weekend rest outside the cab, preferably at home. The rules do not specifically refer to foreign operators or transit traffic, or to the effects of delay or other issues relating to unexpected events. However, it must be assumed that all nationalities will be affected.

Belgium always had restrictions, but until recently there was no enforcement.

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A Big Thanks"Jan, you were brilliant this year – even better than last year. Trucks on time or early, and kept us well informed as always – you seem to have those hauliers well under control. Thank you hugely for making my life so much easier, and we will be back to annoy you again next year Well done, and have a great holiday”   This is a word for word extract from an email received by our operations department following a run of 20 or so containers loaded in Berkshire and shipped to various ...

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A battle-weary Astran trailer offloading in Bow in 1982

Destination Doha Dover!

The recent relaunch on DVD of the 1977 BBC ‘World About Us’ documentary ‘Destination Doha’, which chronicled pioneering UK-Middle East haulier Astran’s tortuous overland route to the Gulf, brought to mind the (very) small part we played in their operation back in the day.

Providing a traction service for their trailers in the UK, the frequent 24 hour delays at Dover whilst trailers cleared customs might seem insignificant when compared with 5 days on the Iranian border, but for an owner driver being ...

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