How Charltons transport has changed over the years from the horse and cart in the 20’s to Artic lorries in the 2010’s

1920s transport

1920’s

1920s transport

1940’s

1950's lorry

1950’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970's lorry

1970’s

2010 lorry

2010

2018 Artic

2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charltons Arctic

2024

 

1920’s – horses were the main transportation in people’s lives though new technology was just emerging

The first half of the 1940s was, of course, dominated by World War 2. In 1950, much of the equipment still in use had been designed before World War 2. However,  by the mid 1940s, there was a clear trend for heavy-duty trucks to have diesel engines.

The introduction of sleeper cabs and power-assisted steering in the 1950’s made life easier for the driver.  As a whole the importance of truck transportation increased.

It wasn’t really until the second half of the sixties, and the arrival of innovative designs such as Leyland’s Ergomatic tilting cab, that the foundations for today’s trucks were laid. 

2024 New Arctic lorries replaced smaller less efficient vehicles. With the improved efficiency of the upgraded engines & driver training emissions have been reduced and the mpg of transport has improved with carbon being offset by the use of more biofuel.