Thomas Armstrong (Aggregates) Ltd, have recently added a new DAF XF106 heavy haulage tractor unit to their already privately owned large fleet of 70 modern heavy goods vehicles.
Supplied by Solway DAF, the new DAF XF106 is a heavy-duty truck designed for use on a low loader to carry a crusher which is used as part of the aggregate’s operation, other than this the truck will be utilised in the delivery of aggregates and blocks for the company. The artwork on the truck is a one off design to high light the special significance of the tribute to Mr Harkness.
Frank Harkness was the previous Aggregates Director, but sadly passed away in November 2021. As a tribute, the company decided to feature a memorial on the rear of the new DAF truck to honour Frank and in recognition of his dedication of 42 years to the company.
Frank Harkness joined the company as an HGV mechanic in 1972 when the business was based in Cockermouth. After a few months he was promoted to the workshop foreman. In 1986, when the company moved to Flimby, Frank became Group Transport Manager and was invited to become Director of Thomas Armstrong Aggregates which he held until his retirement in 2014.
Frank will be sadly missed.