The Time Is Now

79. Lantrain #2

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.Taylor  Swift  err sorry Mother Theresa.
Mugspotters is not usually seen as a platform on which our team expresses our deep views on life but the above quote seems timely due to the fact the very kind & generous folk at Lancaster Training Services liked our Mirror Signal Mugnoeuvre post so much they got in touch via the site and sent us these superb images of their newly realised Cambridge.
Fans of the original will denote that the cool vehicular graphics and logo are retained however there is now a very urgent message adorning its South face: THE CLOCK IS TICKING!  Driver CPC. Get Qualified. Stay Qualified.  So, all industrial vehicle driving Mugspotters, what’re you waiting for? If you need Driver CPC – contact Lancaster Training Services at

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Mirror, Signal, Mugneouvre

70. Lancaster Training Services

Comparing Action movie actors to Trade mugs, I’d say the Sparta is very much like Stallone or Schwarzenegger. They’ve been around the block. Their heyday was in years gone by.  They’re an old macho favourite but have been away from the scene now for quite a while. Once a mainstay of this site, newer, more dynamic vessels have filled the gap left in their absence. Such as the ‘Bell’ (Jason Statham) or the ‘Cambridge’ (Daniel Craig.)

However the Sparta will not be beat and it muscles back on to Mugspotters in the shape of this blockbuster, courtesy of Lancaster Training Services. This is a 2-colour on white widescreen epic. One elevation features all your contact details, but spin it round and you’re greeted with a fantastic array of vehicular diagrammatics featuring lots of letters.
The wondrous pics speak for themselves but here is a guide to some of the Acronyms & names mentioned therein:

B + E:  Combinations of vehicles consisting of a vehicle in category B and a trailer over 750kg.
PCV:  A passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) with 9 to 16 passenger seats (Category D1)
Lorry Loader – Basically a grab lorry and more interesting than its namesake, the dreckfest pop band, Toploader.
LGV: Large Goods Vehicle
C & C + E:  C holders up to the test standard enabling them to take the practical LGV C+E driving test.
F L T: Fork Lift Truck

In fact here is a song I’ve just wrote about HGV Driver Training. (Sung to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s Respect)

B + E & C + E
Find out what it means to me
C & C + LGV
Take care … PCV

Socket to me
Socket to me
Socket to me
Socket to me

(Repeat to fade)

Driver Training 1

How wondrous thou art…

Driver Training 2

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