Legendary Devon-based haulier Harris & Miners/Brian Harris Transport is the subject of a new book by John W Henderson

Will Shiers
July 13, 2020

A new book, which charts the history of celebrated Devon haulier Brian Harris Transport, has been published.

The 160-page hardback book, features over 230 photographs, many of which have never been published before. Informative captions, some concise text paragraphs and a fleet list all complement the images of Devon’s unique, Harris & Miners and the subsequent Brian Harris Transport fleets.

Author John W Henderson, who is a regular contributor to Commercial Motor, was privileged to call Brian Harris a friend for over two decades. His pictures from regular visits to the firm’s Bovey Tracey depot, up until closure in 2001, are complemented by images of the Devon trucks’ weekly trips to Scotland. Important historical images from the cameras of long-standing truck enthusiasts Rick Ferrari and Geoff Milne add much value to the volume, as do several key pictures from the collections of the Harris family’s official biographer John Corah and the late Brian Harris.

Harris & Miners - Brian Harris Transport, A Photographic Tribute to the Famous Devon Fleet costs £34 plus £3.50 P&P- for UK & NI. It can be ordered using PayPal: (Grand total £37.50) to paypal.me/a1truckbooks Please use your name as reference, then email a1truckbooks@gmail.com to confirm delivery address details.

About the Author


Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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