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A DEDICATED HIGH-QUALITY PUBLICATION FOR THE BULK TRANSPORT AND TIPPER HAULAGE SECTOR, HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST INNOVATIONS, TECHNICAL FEATURES, INDUSTRY NEWS, INTERVIEWS, EXPERT COMMENT AND ANALYSIS, ALONG WITH LEGISLATION UPDATES AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AFFECTING THIS EXTREMELY DIVERSE SECTOR OF THE ROAD TRANSPORT INDUSTRY.

Bulk & Tipper Torque is a quarterly industry title that provides essential news and technical articles on a wide range of key topics from across this wide-ranging sector. Giving readers the widest and most balanced view, the magazine features regular coverage of all aspects of the industry, everything from a heavy-duty eight-wheel tipper working in the toughest conditions, to a food-grade bulk powder tanker delivering to a bakery – all come within the remit of this exciting new publication.

Take a moment to contemplate the sheer diversity of this industry. Raw materials in powder and granular form for heavy industry and power generation, agricultural produce that feeds the nation, aggregates and other materials to build our roads, houses, factories and every construction project. Just a few of the regular cargoes transported by the bulk transport industry. At the other end of the spectrum, waste materials for recycling and re-use including scrap metal, plastics, green waste, glass, food by-products, even household electronic devices, will eventually be transported in bulk by tippers, walking floor, ejector and other specialist vehicles. These efforts of operators in this complex and wide-ranging industry quite literally keep the country going. Many of the advances in recycling would not be possible without an efficient and effective transport service.

Published by Nimble Publishing Ltd, written and produced by a dedicated team that has established a reputation for creating its innovative, technically accurate, eye-catching and high-quality sister magazine HeavyTorque. Both publications, Bulk & Tipper Torque and HeavyTorque, are aimed at specific sectors of the transport industry. They provide senior executives with targeted editorial, best practice guidelines and market trends that will help and assist operators in running more efficient and cost-effective businesses and assist them with future purchasing decisions.

As a news-based title, Bulk & Tipper Torque reports on developments in technology, innovation, legislation, R+D and any other topics that affect or challenge the industry. Our goal is to help the industry prepare for any change and take advantage of such developments as soon as they are able.

Bulk & Tipper Torque written by professionals for professionals

Meet the Team

Bulk & Tipper Torque is produced by a team of experienced commercial and publishing professionals together with independent expert journalists.

Andy Adams
Editor
Brainchild of this exciting industry publication together with the now synonymous industry title, HeavyTorque. Andy is a sales and marketing man at heart – with a true passion for B2B printed matter – oh, and match fishing! For the past 20 years, Andy has been instrumental in launching and developing several industry publications through a diverse range of sectors – from metro and light rail – to construction, waste management and haulage. Andy is a proud father of two beautiful daughters: and another new recruit, a little boy born April 2018.
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Paul Newman
Sub Editor
Trained at IPC Magazines and staffed on various farming and transport journals before eventually moving onto Reed Business Publishing. After relocating to Pembrokeshire, Paul has been a freelance production journalist for over 30 years, working on magazines as diverse as Commercial Motor, Flight International, Land Rover Owner, HeavyTorque and Motor Ship.
Bob Beech
Senior Editorial Journalist
With transportation running through his blood, Bob was involved with the family business from an early age. He then went on to work as a driver throughout the UK and Europe: latterly as a salesman for new and used trucks.
Brian Weatherley
Senior Editorial Journalist
Former Editor-in-Chief of Commercial Motor and Truck and Driver magazine. Since 2009 he has been a freelance journalist, video presenter and media consultant. During his 30-years plus of reporting on the CV industry he has won a number of awards including the British Society of Magazine Editors ‘Business-to-Business Magazines Editor of the Year’, the CILT Logistics and Transport Journalist of the Year, and the Cummins CV Writer of the Year. He is a current C+E Licence holder.
John Henderson
Senior Editorial Journalist
Born Edinburgh 1962. Trained as an apprentice then qualified commercial vehicle technician with Scottish ERF dealership. HGV Class One driving licence holder since 1989, the same year he started occasional contributions to road transport magazines. Freelance journalist and acting features editor at Transport News since January 2004. Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers, Guild of Motoring Journalists and Institute of Advanced Motorists.
Kevin Swallow
Senior Editorial Journalist
Delivering goods has been in my blood since the age of 12 when I started a paper round. The goods and the mode of transport became bigger as I got older, and at 21 years old I got my class one. In 2000 journalism became my new career when I joined Commercial Motor. After a return to hauling freight for three years running a small haulage business I embarked on a career as a freelance journalist.
Jon Harle
Senior Editorial Journalist
Jon had a neat trick at school. He could predict the arrival of a Foden 8-wheeler on the road outside after hearing it pass under the railway bridge a mile away! He spent ten years with Pickfords Heavy Haulage before joining the BBC in 1986. He worked as a presenter with BBC Radio Newcastle for 25 years until his retirement in 2018, when he started a new career as a freelance writer, specializing in transport. He claims to be the only person in the world to have not only interviewed Prime Ministers, pop stars and Premier League footballers, but also to have travelled through the Dartford Tunnel in the steersman’s cab of a 300 ton 12-axled double swan neck girder trailer!
Steve Banner
Senior Editorial Journalist
Steve Banner became a journalist almost 40 years ago, initially working on a local daily paper in Surrey. He then switched to magazines and specialised in writing about the motor industry. He went freelance over 25 years ago and today concentrates on commercial vehicles – vans, trucks, buses and coaches – while keeping a keen eye on what’s happening on the car scene. Over the years he’s written for a wide variety of consumer, trade and technical publications and contributed to several leading national newspapers as well as edited both weekly and monthly magazines.
Chris Tindall
Senior Editorial Journalist
Chris started writing for the haulage and logistics industry 15 years ago and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy and interested for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.
Margo Cole
Senior Editorial Journalist
Margo Cole is a very experienced writer and editor who specialises in construction, infrastructure, transport and heavy equipment. She trained as a civil engineer before becoming a journalist, and has also studied psychology to Masters level. During a 25-year career in journalism Margo has worked on a range of business magazines, journals and websites, as well as for PR agencies, trade bodies and blue chip companies.
Craig Pusey
Professional Photographer
Bulk & Tipper Torque’s resident professional photographer. Craig specialises in automotive, expedition and travel photography. His work speaks for itself, though his main strength is the ability to adapt and use every given situation to produce stunning results.
Kayleigh Adams
Digital Marketing Manager
Kayleigh is the youngest member of the Nimble Publishing team. A vibrant young talent with passion, zest and enthusiasm for digital marketing. Given her short time with the title, it's clear she excels with intelligence and determination. In her spare time she loves catching up with family and friends – and of course – shopping and travelling! Kayleigh is of course Andy's (eldest) daughter
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