We have have been working night and day to reopen an unused rail terminal which sits half in Rotherham and half in Sheffield. Tinsley Marshalling Yard, was once the rail hub of the borough, home to over 200 locomotives, however due to its decline in the early 80's the site had become wasteland until this years resurrection.
We welcomed the first train in the yard this week from Maersk, after 2 months of intense manual labour, resurfacing, inserting new rail tracks and working on the roads which enter the site. Operations Director Stephen Newell said “this is another step towards cutting our carbon footprint and increasing the rail freight services we provide, it will also reduce the distance our trucks have to travel and provide more rail freight options for businesses.
Company founder Frank Newell says “This is just the start of a huge investment into rail freight, we plan to start phase 2 of the development, increasing capacity and job opportunities in the area. The government have asked businesses to reduce emissions, reduce traffic and make changes to support environmental initiatives and that’s exactly what we have done”.
Commercial Director, Paul Barker emphasised that this development will strengthen our relationship with all major shipping lines and large distribution centres in the region, supporting ever increasing supply chains.
There were many rail enthusiasts and trainspotters out to capture the train pulling into the terminal, they watched the containers being unloaded and reloaded before it set off back to Felixstowe. All were pleased to see the once abandoned area full of life again, we plan to keep some of the original installations around the site to pay respect to the site history and past workers. For more information about rail freight services and updates around the site please contact email@example.com
Site images through the development
Welcoming 10 New Generation MAN TGX 26.470's, to our fleet of over 120 trucks
Here at Newell and Wright Transport we regularly invest in our fleet, our staff and the company. We are delighted to have added a further 10 New Generation MAN TGX 26.470's, to our fleet of over 120 trucks. The “Economical One” offers more “power and even greater efficiency” according to MAN. We are looking to reduce our carbon footprint where we can and these trucks partnered with our Rail Freight services are helping us do this.
They have been painted in-house at our Yard in Sheffield and one additional truck has an extra special livery featuring our Race Truck Winnie on one side and our Train on the other.
Our staff have worked so hard during the pandemic, we value every one of our transport Keyworkers and will do everything we can to build a strong future for all of us and our local community.
Left: Roger Schofield MAN Truck and Bus, Right: Stephen Newell of Newell and Wright Transport
As you may be aware we have just come through a very challenging time of the last few days with Storm Francis sweeping across the nation which has caused national dock and terminal closures. Due to these closures our intermodal services from Felixstowe have been heavily impacted resulting in two import services cancelling. The usual bank holiday volume increase and a reduction in services has seen the rail network at full capacity, however, we are working with our supply base and rail partners to ensure that our customers are kept up to date and serviced during these difficult times. According to the weather updates things are looking better for next week however we are fighting a back log and will do our upmost to help if we can. Should you have enquiries feel free to contact us.
A great start to the season at Donington Race circuit last weekend, our Driver John Newell hit the throttle hard and has taken us straight to the top of the British Truck Racing Championships. He battled on the circuit with 18 trucks, 9 from Division 1 and returned with a First place, a Second place, 2 Fourth places and a Fifth. We couldn’t be more proud of him and the team who work hard to build, repair and develop the race truck and racing activities.
What can we say, Covid-19 has brought absolute devastation with it and us in the Transport and Haulage sector have definitely felt it. Thankfully we have pulled together, adapted the way we work, supported our staff and customers and are starting to see the other side. We just want to say thank you to all our staff, the keyworkers who continued to plan, drive, deliver, collect and make sure that Newell and Wright Transport supported itself and our community. Please make sure you are following government guidelines, we are not out of the woods yet but Newell and Wright have been here for over 40 years and are proud to #keepontrucking but please #staysafe.
With lot’s of help from Janet Stain we have been able to transport School and Hospital equipment to Village Barrow Kunda, in Gambia which is 150miles inland. A huge thank you to people that donated lots of items including chairs and cupboards from Lydgate Lane middle school. The tiny mattresses for the babies cots are made and donated by Health Beds of Thurcroft they are the Royal Bed Makers. Let’s hope our little bit of help makes a big difference.
Very pleased to add the new Mercedes Actros 5 to our fleet, if you look carefully you’ll see this truck uses cameras instead of wing mirrors.
It is said to be the "safest, most efficient, and best-connected truck ever".
They also say that it is“an enormous improvement in terms of aerodynamics, safety, and vehicle handling.” The 2 mounted cameras visible above the windows on the outside of the truck project the information to two 15-inch displays attached to the A-pillars within the cabin. Keep an eye out for these on our fleet up and down the country.
“Great day out for all the family my little girl loved it”
“Well turned out and professional team all areas”
Well the feedback from the last race weekend and all our supporters has been incredible, we could not have asked for anymore from our guests and sponsors. Finishing in 3rd place overall in the British Truck Racing Championship has been the icing on the cake, we plan to make this bigger and better next year and the other teams know it. Johns driving has developed massively over the last year and so has the truck. The team understand the potential in both and the guests are always looking forward to their next visits. Our hospitality trailer has gone down a storm particularly in the poor weather, guests get to spend their day with the team, with John, look around the truck, ask questions and indulge in good food and drink. This is before they leave with our goodie bags full of sponsored merchandise
The final race weekend saw us gain a further 43 points taking us 23 a head of Mark Taylor. Qualifying was heated with 13 trucks competing, it was messy and aggressive but we took 8th place in very wet conditions before the session was abandoned following a red flag, we saw trucks hitting barriers at high speeds due to the amount of water on the track. Our best lap-time was 1:14.255 however over the weekend John managed some brilliant lap-times including our best of 59.8 seconds.
Race 1 saw us finish in 6th place after overtaking Ricky Collett and Terry Gibon, again the rain caused issues but John avoided any risky manoeuvres to ensure the truck finished in one piece. As a team we knew our priority must be increasing the point difference to take 3rd place.
On Sunday we started in position 3 as it was a reverse grid, this race had a hectic start pushing us back to 7th place, thankfully John managed to overtake Ray Coleman and Simon Reid to finish in 5th place.
We started in Position 6 in Race 2 of Sunday and finished 4th place after overtaking Ray Coleman and Ryan Smith, John also managed his fastest lap in this race once the weather had started to improve.
Our final race of the Championship put us in position 6 on the start and we finished in position 8, the truck was in good condition and we took more points to be well ahead for our final 3rd place. A big congratulations to Ryan Smith who took 1st place overall.
All the team will be collecting the trophy at the annual Dinner and Dance black tie event on 23rd November, a great opportunity to chat to the other teams, celebrate our huge success and end the season with good food and a lot of dancing.
Overall as a team we have accommodated over 200 hospitality guests and have collected 12 trophies, a huge thank you once again for your support.
Wow what a month September has been, a great start to the autumn. It’s been Lights, Camera, Action on our Sheffield yard whilst filming our latest safety video. Safety is paramount in our game and it’s an ever changing industry, thankfully our talented staff are always on hand to take the leading roles. Tomo played a blinding role in this latest video and there’s talk of a sequel!
Speaking of our talented staff, we had our office athletes running the Ipswich Half Marathon to raise funds for Cancer Research. some impressive times and plenty of money donated to a great cause.
Here at Sheffield we have increased the fleet further adding 7, 69 plate MAN’s, if you see them passing, give us a wave. Keeping our fleet serviced and up to date is key to making sure our service is always reliable.
This month, our brothers John and Stephen Newell were down at Snetterton Circuit with the family entertaining our supporters and sponsors at the British Truck Racing Championships. John put in some brilliant driving to give us 2 new trophies for the cabinet and the customers loved the full hospitality whilst there. Our gift bags went down a treat with all the family and John let the kids have a seat in the race truck, so happy faces all round. Our last hospitality event will be at Brands Hatch on 2nd and 3rd of November, an amazing finish to the season and hopefully where we can take 3rd position overall.
Last but not least our young champs at Greenhill Football Club have won 3 of their first 4 games of the season against some very difficult clubs.
They wore our logo with pride whilst flag bearing at the Sheffield United v Liverpool FC match. What a great start to their season, we are all very proud to be their sponsors.
So much news in just a month, roll on October. no
As part of our continued investment into the container rail port facility for commercial transportation across the UK we have invested in a new locomotive which is complete with Newell & Wright brand livery. The newly painted GBRF 66747 in Newell & Wright Transport markings is already working on the rail network and has been spotted a few times by some enthusiasts.
Our rail port continues to be a vital part of our long term objectives where we have seen increases in traffic and container numbers going through the facility. Investment in rail across the midlands and the north of England is also envisaged over the coming years as part of the governments plans to explore opportunities to increase railway capacity to drive economic and industrial growth.
John Newell From Newell & Wright Motorsport Truck Racing was at the very sunny weekend at Thruxton for the MV Commercial BTRA Championship race weekend. We finished the sunny weekend with a 3rd position, absolutely brilliant race! Thank you again for all your support at MV Commercial BTRA Championship Commercial Motor Truck & Driver events. The final day of the event on Sunday saw good crowds today for the giveaways at the Textar UK & Ireland MV Commercial BTRA Championship Thruxton Race Circuit. The images below show just what a great day it was for the Newell & Wright racing team. Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to all who attended.
The British Truck Racing Association Championship is one of the UK’s premier motor sport categories and continues to grow a cult following wherever it goes. The sport itself didn’t start in the United States of America until 1979, but once it hit British shores it proved to be a roaring success – ultimately becoming what it currently is now.
Weighing in at more than five tonnes, the championship has for a long time been split into two divisions. The top tier is home to the most advanced machine that have bespoke braking and suspension systems; elsewhere the second division is likened towards more production-based machines. Producing more than 1000bhp and limited to 100mph, the action is fast-paced with plenty of door-to-door moments coming from both divisions across all eight events, that travel the length and breadth of the UK for a majority of the campaign.
Newell & Wright have been undertaking a long term restoration of a Volvo F88 Truck. The Volvo F88 was a heavy vehicle introduced in 1964. It was a particularly advanced vehicle for its time, with an all-steel-constructed cab at a time when some British manufacturers were still producing wood-framed with alloy panelling vehicles. Also, unusually for the late 1960s, it was available with a sleeper cab with additional space behind the driver where a bunk was fitted. Newell & Wright present our very own fully restored example UWW 293R registered in May 1977.
The Volvo F88/F89 was a series of heavy-duty trucks produced by Swedish automaker Volvo between 1965 and 1977. Volvo presented the forward control F88 in 1965. The truck was the first part of the company's export-oriented "System 8", which served as basis for the truck giant Volvo is today. The F88 sold well internationally and began a reputation for durable cab-over trucks.
We are really proud to have a motorsport element within our business adding a competitive edge and a significant sponsorship/advertising opportunity. See what goes on behind the scenes on raceday with this short video presentation. The British Truck Racing Association Championship is one of the UK’s premier motor sport categories and continues to grow a cult following wherever it goes.
Founded in 1984 as the organising body of the championship, the British Truck Racing Association have been at the helm of the series for more than three decades. Competing at some of the top venues in the UK and mainland Europe, including Brands Hatch, Thruxton, Donington Park and Nurburgring, the racing is fast and frenetic – keeping those in attendance on the edge-of-their-seats constantly.
Representing some of the most common marques from the past 20 years, the makes of truck competing in the championship are of the highest calibre, with many manufacturers using it as beneficial platform on the road. Weighing in at more than five tonnes, the championship has for a long time been split into two divisions. The top tier is home to the most advanced machine that have bespoke braking and suspension systems; elsewhere the second division is likened towards more production-based machines.
Producing more than 1000bhp and limited to 100mph, the action is fast-paced with plenty of door-to-door moments coming from both divisions across all eight events, that travel the length and breadth of the UK for a majority of the campaign.
Our latest careers are now available on a dedicated Indeed page which can be found by clicking the image below. As one of the largest UK container haulage companies operating in the North and the South we often expand with new vacancies and opportunities for careers. Bookmark the page and check for the latest updates during the year.
Container Logistics, Bulk Cargo Handling, Heavy Lift & Container Loading/Unloading NWT Freight Forwarding Limited is widely recognised as THE bulk cargo handling, heavy lift and container loading/unloading specialists in the region. Having served the region for over 35 years, Newell & Wright Transport are South Yorkshire's largest privately owned and most successful haulage contractors.
Earlier in 2018 we provided a news item relating to recent developments from Volvo in relation to an "all electric" Truck for commercial usage. Volvo Trucks has recently announced that it has now delivered its first all-electric vehicles in the last two weeks to a refuse truck to waste and recycling company Renova, and a distribution truck to the logistics company DB Schenker and partner haulier TGM, operating in Sweden.
The Volvo FL Electric trucks are part of a pre-series developed in collaboration with selected customers. Series production of the Volvo FL Electric and its powerful sibling, the Volvo FE Electric, will commence with a limited number of trucks for the European markets in the second half of 2019. The absence of motor noise and exhaust emissions contributes to better working conditions for the drivers and a quieter, cleaner urban environment.
A number of images have been taken of Newell & Wright in action doing what we do best in Winter. The images cover a wide range of activities based on our significant container haulage services provided across the UK. All images have been published on our Facebook page for you to browse at your leisure.
Photography credits go to Aaron Lammb who provided the images which can be seen in their full glory online on our Facebook page.
Although the new season started late last year and we recently announced that Newell & Wright Group were happy to again sponsor the extremely talented Greenhill under 11’s team. Last year the team played in a 9 a side tournament and claimed their first trophy in a new format emerging victorious with excellent performances with a record of played 6, won 6, scored 15 and conceded 0. That is a remarkable achievement for a special group of lads. We wish the team all the best this year as we head into 2019.
For more information on Greenhill Junior Football Club they has a facility at Greenhill JFC, Sheffield Springs Academy, Hurlfield Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S12 2SF and a website at https://greenhilljfc.org.uk. They are a FA Charter Standard development football club offering facilities for ages 5-16. Official feeder club to Sheffield FC offering true progression for players 16+.