Alex has taken up the gauntlet and stepped confidently into Paul’s shoes this Autumn. Joining us from a local distribution company of a similar fleet size, Alex brings with him a proven track record of excellent etiquette and client liaison, coupled with a steadfast reliability for getting a solution together – whatever the challenge. We’re delighted to have Alex joining our team – if there is anything he can assist you with, feel free to call him any time on 07800 797795, or drop him an email here.
Every so often we like to share some details of an unusual project to show what we get up to away from the day-to-day trips, and in September we enjoyed a couple of weeks out on the edge of the fabulous Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Three 45ft trailers full of wedding tech, drape, set, stage, rigging, and catering went out to the iconic Fairmont Montreux Palace Hotel for a high profile wedding which included five full days of celebrations for the guests, while our drivers worked tirelessly to support the onsite event team. Our sister company Entertec supplied the site-wide audio solution too, and despite the gruelling hours, there was still time for a quick dip in the lake before checking everything on the Carnet back onto the trucks at the end!
JT EventTruck have flown the MAN flag since we bought our first truck in 2009. On average we add two vehicles a year to our fleet, and at the end of 2016 our vehicle count across the size range is twelve; big enough to service larger multiple truck contracts, but still with some small vehicles to do the “tacho-free” journeys. For more information, have a look over our website PDFs – if you can’t see what you need, give us a call and we’ll find a solution for you!
We start the New Year welcoming event logistics professional Paul Lambert to our team as Operations Manager. Paul brings with him an outstanding catalogue of contacts and international experience, both out on the road and co-ordinating from the office… We’ll keep you up to date with the exciting projects Paul is working on over the coming months, but in the meantime – you can catch him out and about in a truck, call him for a chat on 07712 676652, or drop him an email here.
While everyone else planned festive events back on home turf, Mark took one of our ever-popular 12T rigids out to Malta for a three day conference in the iconic Corinthia Hotel. Regular clients Chameleon were delighted with driver Mark’s assistance on site, and not a little envious when his hotel room turned out to be more luxurious than most of the delegates! To discuss how we can deliver your event requirements globally, with friendly faces on hand to aid you every step of the way – give us a call or drop us a line any time.
Jason Donovan hit the road once again for a string of UK winter dates, providing a 45ft trailer full of production to touring PM TLC Music. Our event production arm Entertec supplied the complete PA and lighting inventory, and veteran driver Micky “Pies” Byrne took the wheel once more, delivering the “Ten Good Reasons & Greatest Hits” tour to eight venues in ten days . Another prime example of being able to provide a complete turnkey touring solution to our customers – this time a dry hire production package with articulated transport… with great service and attentiveness included as standard.
Early December saw Paul in Dusseldorf heading up the logistics solution for Rotork’s exhibition stand at the Valve World Expo 2016. Five trailers and two rigid’s worth of materials made it out to site safe and sound, working to a tight schedule getting on and off site within the build plan. A week later… it was all done and back in the UK again. We pride ourselves for attention to detail, so if you have a complex logistics requirement for your exhibition build, need assistance to manage getting your own trailers to site, or a complete turnkey transport solution – don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Three days into the New Year, and we’re already flat out. With vehicles in Munich, Paris, Amsterdam and Helsinki, the competition was fierce to capture the lowest temperature… Unsurprisingly, Helsinki won the battle with -21 degrees, and Robin was glad for his snow boots! Back in the UK, regulars DCLX filled a trailer bound for the NEC, we sent a four truck job into Hilton Park Lane’s notoriously low loading bay, and plentiful other valued customers came back to us once again to get their New Year gear from A to B. In fleet news – honouring our ongoing investment plan to run one of the cleanest and greenest fleets in the industry, we’ve got another 18T rigid on the way, another 12T, and plans for another 7.5T too – safe to say that January 2016 has been our busiest ever. Keep on truckin’, and check back soon for more news and pics of where we’ve been…
Summer at JTHQ is spent managing a mixture of festival and exhibition contracts… Usually in the rain! However, 2015 saw us four-strong out in the Köln sun for Gamescom, three trucks at GAME Expo in Coventry, two up to Harrogate International Centre, and a few visits to BBC Glasgow… With only a hint of occasional dampness to grumble about. Also trundling around the continent enjoying the sunshine – one of our trademark “kebab” LoLoader vans spent July and August transporting backline throughout Europe for Joan Baez.
In line with our dedication to an environmentally friendly operation, a Euro 6 investment plan is now well under way with the arrival of a new 18T rigid, and a new 38T tractor unit in the first quarter of 2015. Later this year will see the arrival of new 7.5T and 12T Euro 6 rigids, as we begin to phase out some of our older Euro 4 fleet in a bid to operate one of the greenest fleets in the events industry. Also coming this year to The JT EventTruck articulated division is a brand new Schmitz Opensider 45ft trailer, enabling us to continue offering our customers truly flexible solutions – suitable for transporting anything from custom bulky exhibition set pieces, to festival site generators and mains distribution – but with the security of a rigid box rather than a curtain side.