Trucks save the day at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Royal Windsor Horse Show

Over the weekend, the Royal Windsor horse show was on the brink of being cancelled due to torrential rain. Fortunately, Philip Judge International - one of Europe's leading agricultural suppliers - stepped in.

Philp Judge International has over 20 years of experience within its field, and has a fleet of seven low-ride-height purpose-built flat loaders to carry out its work across the UK and Europe. 

Philip Judge said he got a late-night call regarding the Windsor Horse Show's dilemma, and simply couldn't say no, especially after stewarding at previous shows.

Judge's five Scania and Renault drawbars supplied straw, which was used to cover the saturated grass, stopping the many multi-million pound horse transporters from sinking into the mud.

"It was a big deal," Judge said, "as many of the horse boxes were from "all over the world, including Oman, Dubai and Azerbaijan."

After the straw was laid, horses and their owners could continue to take part in the Pageant of Equestrianism. This included the Kings Troop and the Household Calvary.

As a result of the haulier's efforts over the weekend, Judge said he was "shocked and emotional" when he was rewarded with the Geoffrey Cross memorial shield for the firm's hard work.

Join Commercial Motor as we take an exclusive tour of MV Commercial’s new multi-million pound, 9-acre central hub

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MV Commercial supplies purpose-built commercial vehicles, including crane-mounted rigids and tractor units, tippers and grabs, recovery vehicles, box vans, curtains, mainstream tractor units and LCVs.

The company, founded in 2001, recently opened a multi-million pound, 9-acre central hub in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, formerly operated by TOM Vehicle Rental – bringing its sales, hire, leasing, finance, maintenance, engineering and painting facilities, all under one roof. The facility includes 90,000sq ft of internal work space with several fabrication workshops with 36 commercial vehicle ramps, HGV inspection pits, a paint and blast facility with eight booths, ATF test lanes, tacho bay and class 7 MoT testing facilities.

“We have an experienced and friendly team of great people here that can do everything to a truck on this site from fitting cranes to MoTs” Steven Cairns, group MD, MV Commercial

Group MD Steven Cairns says the one-stop-shop will improve the firm’s effectiveness and raise standards to another level. “The presentation, clarity, space and scale of the site means the customer can visualise what they want,” he explains. “Customers will benefit not only from even better build times, but it also gives them confidence and shows the level and standards we work to. It’s transformational and gives us the platform to kick on as a business.”