Iveco celebrates the big date for Seddon Atkinson with new A-WAY

Hot on the heels of the Iveco S-WAY Magirus Deutz comes the limited edition A-WAY Stratocruiser.

Built to commemorate Seddon Atkinson’s 51st anniversary, the A-WAY is packed with a range of optional creature comforts, including a heater and air suspension for the vinyl-covered driver’s seat.

In-cab entertainment consists of a MW/LW radio, but buyers can upgrade to an 8-track cartridge player.

Power is supplied by a specially de-rated 180hp version of Iveco’s Cursor9 engine, which has been matched to an Eaton Twin-Splitter.

Available for special order today only (1 April), the first five A-WAYs sold will come with a pair of free Oldham Athletic season tickets.

Obituary – haulier Matthew Cornish

We are saddened to announce the death of well-known haulier Matthew Cornish, who died on 10 March 2021 after a brief illness aged 90. His funeral was held in Ipswich on 30 March.

Cornish started work aged 15 as trailer boy for Harris of Grays, moving on to drive for Thomas Allen. He became shift foreman routing tankers for Charringtons Oil Terminal at Grays.

He started his own Felixstowe-based haulage company in July 1975, with son-in-law Paul Yeldham and industry friend Ron Sutherland as partners. They initially had one used Atkinson Borderer, which cost just £655, but the Matthew Cornish fleet peaked at 21. Further depots were opened in Harwich and Liverpool.

Cornish retired in 1990, Yeldham sold Sutherland his shares in 1994, and he carried on for another 11 years, ceasing trading in 2005. The Matthew Cornish fleet graced our roads 31 years.