"Scammell United Dairies"

Ref: MJ092

by Mike Jeffries

Mounted Laser Print

Image Size 11in x 8in

The Scammell "eight-wheeler" tractor and trailer combination was always an impressive sight and was usually seen in tanker form with a relatively short wheelbase, so the United Dairies box-van with its longer trailer and loud livery was doubly impressive to eyes used to smaller vehicles. Scammell drivers were a race apart in those days sat high behind a huge steering wheel in a spacious cab with its notoriously unforgiving gearbox incorporating a difficult gate-change