You put in a lot of effort and time to earn your money, spend it wisely.
November 30, 2022
Drink and drugs
November 29, 2022
How can you afford to live on 3 days pay?
November 11, 2022
Fitter, leaner and healthier
Could companies promote healthy living and and a fitter workforce through subsidised canteens and gym memberships for staff, could it help staff retention and improved mental health?
October 25, 2022
Is plant hire the right place to start out in the industry?
Join me as I explore my thoughts and talk about why I think it's a garbage idea to start off in plant hire by blagging and lying to get a seat.
October 21, 2022
Empty platitudes and virtue signalling.
Oh it's a trigger warning for all, me included!
October 11, 2022
Tell me your thoughts
October 04, 2022
Good ain't cheap and cheap ain't good, qualified doesn't mean skilled either!
More morning commute wisdom and my thoughts on the skills and rates saga!
September 30, 2022
Self employed and PPE, my take on this conundrum.
I had the hump about attitudes surrounding the personal responsibility of self employed subcontractors.
September 22, 2022
Advising would be plant ops
My advice that gets dished out on the regular to lads who are thinking about getting off an ADT and onto a set of tracks.
September 18, 2022
You can buy a ticket, not just for the bus, not just for the train but operate heavy plant and equipment 🤯😱🤯
September 06, 2022
The disgrace of the industry.
Tin pot bureaucrats setting arbitrary dates make my blood boil.
August 19, 2022
The skills crossover between many machines are the similar applications in alternative industries, farming and forestry are crossover industries in my opinion and it was a message from Matt Saunders on LinkedIn that posed the question for the potential, I hope I gave insight into this topic with my own special twist.
July 28, 2022
Shining through the dross on the top, going above and beyond the call of duty 💪
Going above and beyond the call of duty used to be quite common, today it's rare if it happens at all on site!
July 21, 2022
Standard operating procedures
I suppose this is the follow up to the little plastic cards saga and a walk through my thoughts on the catastrophe.
July 05, 2022
The humble plastic card
My thoughts on the humble plastic card and the fallacy being perpetuated in the industry.
June 08, 2022
Pay rates are a bone of contention but what's the solution?
May 06, 2022
We are not rivals on site!
We are plant operators not tribal warriors or school yard gangs.
April 14, 2022
The state of the roads and the appalling driving standards!
April 12, 2022
Hoodies and hair
Pet hates, I may take some heat for this but I'm right, there is no argument except for arguing for the sake of it.
April 06, 2022
Why I left and where I am now.
My exit from AJ Morris and my entry into L Lynch.
March 30, 2022
A chat about an email asking me to explain better the human element of industry and why automation wins out.
February 24, 2022
A tale of inflation
The rampant fuel costs are exacerbating the day to day living expenses and inflation rates that we are seeing.
February 18, 2022
Who are the imposters I wonder 🤔
February 04, 2022
The catastrophe unfolding in front of me.
February 01, 2022
Operator services & cab cleanliness
A quick chat about being a gun for hire and the need for a more professional attitude towards cleanliness, we seem to go from one extreme to another in terms of polished to a high gloss or a rubbish skip on tracks or tyres.
January 25, 2022
Off hire, off to the next one.
Preparation to move and what you need to think about to prepare yourself for the next adventure in plant hire.
January 20, 2022
Can we make it happen?
Personal level mentorship gives invaluable access to a wealth of life knowledge and experience. Can we bring this from my head to the wider world?
January 18, 2022
Jealous of new talent.
We need new operators and senior operators need to get on board with that fact and not gripe from the sidelines 🤬🤬🤬
January 12, 2022
Tier one failings and incompetence
I'm gonna pick on the big boys!
January 11, 2022
It's a seasonal job.
Earthmoving is seasonal, like it or lump it, the weather dictates our progress!
January 07, 2022
New year, new me.
Empty platitudes or genuine sentiment 🤔
January 05, 2022
Agencies are not proving grounds
Lots of discussion around freshly ticketed operators getting a seat, agencies seem to be the go to venue, with lying and blagging their way into a machine as the modus operandi, it's not acceptable, the machines we drive can kill in an instant!
October 29, 2021
The internet discussion on lifting newbies.
So you're newly qualified, why are the seasoned veterans so against you lifting if you're qualified to do so?
October 25, 2021
Oh my days, misinformation, lies and blaggard.
October 16, 2021
Mentoring deeper dive
A rummage through my thoughts on a topic I talked about a year ago now.
October 09, 2021
Join me for the first ever live interview with the Queen of the levers Ms Lana Edwards.
October 05, 2021
Need Vs desire
Over specialisation is hurting more than helping in my opinion.
September 27, 2021
The catastrophe of government subsidised living and intervention combined with societal decay has brought us this cascade of failures, join me for a two part rant and ramble discussing the problems and challenges.
September 25, 2021
Women in construction, a whole new slant.
My take on the shit show I'm watching unfold across social media concerning the promotion of and self promotion of women in construction.
September 22, 2021
On the tramp and money talks
Bought a caravan for a young fella, it's tiring trying to get them to sort themselves out.
September 19, 2021
The French are upset!
But is a military alliance detrimental to the political advantages afforded my nation in regaining our own national sovereignty?
September 17, 2021
The abolishion of justice
Mark Milley and Anthony Fauci need to be held accountable!
September 16, 2021
I'm a have a heart attack if this keeps going.
Rant today, fuck I'm sick of this shit.
September 15, 2021
CPA stars of the future award winner Jim Baraclough, recognised as National Plant Operative of the year 2021, well done fella, be proud of where you have gotten and that the sky is the only limit in this life.
September 14, 2021
Takes a lifetime to build but seconds to destroy.
September 13, 2021
Firebreak lock down hey 🙄
Industry and the economy in the hands of midwits who are holding society hostage at this point.
September 13, 2021
Immaturity, accidents & social media
I hope the driver was OK and that those responsible for the circumstances are held accountable.
September 08, 2021
More context on the +2% rant
Apologies for popping the top firstly, but I hope this helps to explain my position further.
September 06, 2021
+2% NI contributions?
Rant! Be warned!
September 03, 2021
Let's talk CRAP, genocide & ethnic cleansing.
What does the reality of racial consciousness look like? What is the reason behind the desire to politicise race and ethnicity? Will the law of unintended consequences reap all that an I'll wind has sown?
August 27, 2021
It's not that I don't care, I do, but if you expect me to care on your behalf then grow up you child!
August 23, 2021
UBI & free money compounding shortages and supplies
Command economies don't work, anyone paying attention to the failed socialist states already knows this, so why are they trying the same failed model over, be it on a global scale this time?
August 22, 2021
New entrants an young dudes.
Am I wrong? Come tell me @nigelwilliams78 on the instagram
August 22, 2021
Reparations to the Taliban
Unbelievable that an elected MP in the UK could be so ridiculous!
August 19, 2021
Who is at fault?
A ramble through a picture and my thoughts on responsibilities.
August 17, 2021
The forever war, Afghanistan.
Asked to opine on the current catastrophe, delivered to you by the Biden administration.
August 17, 2021
Pride in a nation?
Should you? If not, why not?
August 03, 2021
Saturday morning rant about this shit show.
Driving me nuts, bring back meritocracy and voting needs a barrier to entry based on taxes receipts.
July 24, 2021
In the interest of fairness.
Is it fair on the UK population to allow more illegal immigration of unidentified, undocumented and unknown individuals into the UK considering the potential of further lock down restrictions coming as flu season approaches? Join me as I wrestle the subject in my utilitarian fashion.
July 23, 2021
Two tier is here!
Thank you Conservative government for proving that your rule is proving to be ridiculous.
July 20, 2021
The conundrum of electric vehicles
Should there be (please forgive me for this 🙏) government regulation to improve the convenience of electric vehicles with approved and regulated charging banks where batteries can simply be swapped as opposed to vehicles needing to be stationary at charge points?
July 18, 2021
The story of a meme.
The contradiction that has been glossed over by the propaganda.
July 16, 2021
It went well!
Couldn't be happier right now, my mate had his op and is home safe and sound, success means he will be back in the saddle of a D8 very soon 😁😁😁
July 15, 2021
SA and the problems
Top down control is the problem!
July 14, 2021
Childish misogyny, again 🙄😒
Yet again the petty childish and immature men think it OK to denigrate women in construction, its not! Grow up FFS 😠😠😠
July 05, 2021
Bit of a twist of topics.
The dangers of the Internet and the hypocrisy of statue vandalism!
July 04, 2021
Gunning for a shit stirrer
I'll get my own back, you won't like it and it will cost you far more than me!
July 02, 2021
I'm wore up with this nonsense.
I've hit a low, problem job compounded by weather and poor quality staffing.
July 01, 2021
War breaking out in the black Sea?
Shots fired, provocation off the coast of Crimea! Smoke screen in my honest opinion!
June 24, 2021
Inclement weather and your job site
A quick chat about rainy days, wasting time and wasting money
June 22, 2021
Disappointed in a young man who didn't have, in my opinion, the decency to tell me he was off and explain why.
June 22, 2021
Scumbags be scumbags 😒
Petty crime and criminality in the real world must be addressed far and above policing thought crimes on the Internet.
June 20, 2021
Entry level jobs
My thoughts on entry level jobs and automating them out of existence.
June 18, 2021
Two tier society?
Unbelievable is all I can say!
June 09, 2021
Tom's Q & my response!
The Fauci emails are very relevant to us in the UK and to all countries, the question of sanctions against China for the lab leak and its attempted cover up needs to be explored as does American funding and involvement in the gain of function research with possible sanctions against them for the crimes against humanity!
June 06, 2021
Fauci emails and lab leak confirmation.
So Facebook went nuts, the fact checkers were playing whack-a-mole with the ban hammer and if you dared to mention the words "wuhan" "lab" & "leak" you got whacked! 14 months on and the facts and truth comes out, this is a sequence of events that has affected the whole globe and China is to blame, toothless "two stacks Joe" or as I affectionately call him "Beijing Biden" is under the spotlight in a response from the global hegemon, the United States.
June 04, 2021
Breakdowns an down time
Avoidable, sometimes but not always.
June 03, 2021
Sanctions, motives, timing and legacy media narrative spinning.
May 25, 2021
Trials and tribulations of using agencies to staff machinery on your sites, what is expected of you as an agency driver and the bare minimum courtesy that should be extended to companies that employ your services.
May 25, 2021
Is it within our grasp? Has the shortsighted approach of government handouts screwed over generations and has the soul crushing wage cap with minimum wage starved them of opportunity to build capital in order to invest in not just a home but their community?
May 23, 2021
Mob & justice
Mobs blocking the police from enforcing the law equals lawlessness.
May 14, 2021
A gallon of gas
Chat about a few things including ground rent reforms on leasehold properties, gasoline up from $2.39 to $9.98 per gallon and the insanity of UK politics.
May 13, 2021
Dozy driver 😴😴😴
Been a manic few days, lots of miles driven and I'm teaching myself to drive a dozer all over again 😊😊😊
May 12, 2021
Responsibility and your role in the workplace.
Whine and a moan about the need for people to be competent and responsible.
May 04, 2021
Culture might help staff retention over pay rates!
Can you say good things about your company culture, the environment that helps people achieve higher results and encourages cooperation?
April 30, 2021
Leave your politics at the state line when you leave.
Quick chat rummaging around the escape from hell phenomenon that has been gradually descending on blue cities and states.
April 29, 2021
Fear porn & coeph propaganda
The legacy media lies, lies and lies some more, India this time readying for the Mexican wave, sorry, turd wave, they say. The spike in tests correlate to the volume of deaths almost exactly. 1,300,000,000 population and 1,560,000 deaths, that's statistically a margin of error number being sub 1%, can't be arsed to do the maths, the numbers are so minute.
April 28, 2021
Justice, is it just when it takes so long to get a verdict?
Talk of justice just recently has made me think more on the subject!
April 23, 2021
Just turn up FFS 😩
Let down by drivers and talking about what I have to do to keep the show on the road.
April 21, 2021
Exemptions for me but not for thee
April 17, 2021
Will it ever end 🤔
April 16, 2021
Was Judge Dredd a prophecy?
April 14, 2021
Cronyism is not capitalism
April 13, 2021
A recession on the horizon?
Are we on the cusp of a recession?
April 12, 2021
Vaxxed the plot thickens!
What on earth is going on and why are people not standing up against this nonsense.
April 11, 2021
Pulling up the ladder?
Can the warm hearted reception by a few of the big names in plant hire be considered pulling up the ladder against emerging competition? What about the abolishion of red diesel?
March 29, 2021
Rebuilding bridges, making a mends?
Thoughts on the future, trying to find a way to make a mends and rebuild bridges.
March 29, 2021
Marty Vidler, RIP my friend 😢
Farewell Marty, you had your moments but you were a great bloke to work with.
March 23, 2021
Connected but alone.
Why are we struggling so much with our mental health in an ea of hyper connectivity?
March 19, 2021
Give it to someone who needs it.
No I don't need the vaccine, it was developed for a strain of the coeph that I've already had and have immunity from.
March 18, 2021
Rip off training and incompetent leadership.
Bit of a rant over the cost and what seems to be the industry being held to ransom by morons who are in it to make money.
March 17, 2021
Sarah Everard & Sophie Francis
Sombre mood and thoughts on these young women 😞
March 14, 2021
To be clear!
As if I am not clear enough, after getting a few messages on the last episode of my thoughts on life, I thought I should clarify why Oprah is a shit stirring bitch, Meg is a moron and Harry is a hen pecked child.
March 14, 2021
Harry, Meg & Oprah
Hen pecked Harry, Meg & Oprah sit down to call the British institution of the monarchy Racismos 🙄
March 12, 2021
March 11, 2021
Lazy me, working in the yard and a few independent commentators to watch.
Oh it's a joy to break up the work with variation but I have pain from physical activities 😭😭😭
March 04, 2021
A constitutional Republic perhaps 🤔
As we are rapidly approaching the one year anniversary of "A 2 week lock down to flatten the curve" I am a little demoralised by the current state of affairs and disappointed at the lack of nation preservation shown by our monarchy and so called "Conservative" government, join me as I muse a the potential to change the destiny of the country and the state of play today.
February 25, 2021
Grow up petty children 🚸
I was sickened by what I heard yesterday, men need to grow up, this vile nastiness has to stop!
February 24, 2021
Decolonisation and Nationalism
Exploring some thoughts and expanding some others on a new YouTube channel I've discovered.
February 22, 2021
Valentines day is nigh 💕💕💕
Valentines day is close and it has been extraordinarily commercialised, but this year there's a twist with lock downs and the hardships that 2020 brought to relationships, let us all love and be loved, with hope in my heart I think we can all work towards a more loving and caring society with respect and honour.
February 12, 2021
Jobs, economy and immigration post covid.
The Coeph coeph has shon a light through the holes in our system, its flaws, its failings. My question is this, what do we do now in the post covid setting? What opportunities will be left, what will become of our once beloved high Street economies and what enterprises might spring up. Join me for a ramble on what we do now?
February 10, 2021
Keeping a diary.
It helps, oh does it help, the weather, the ground, the men and machines, keeping track of your day to day life on site helps plan and prepare for the future.
February 09, 2021
GME the machine fought back 😢
So the secretary of state for treasury got $800,000 for a 40 minute speech, legacy media both attacked, spread lies to defame Wall Street Bets and then when they realised that people are happy hedfe fund management is going skint they colluded with them to make back their $20,000,000,000 losses with bare faced lie that was easily disproven at source.
February 06, 2021
Today's plan explained.
Poor young fella, he didn't understand and I took some time to explain it to him 😊
February 02, 2021
Standing up to be counted has its downsides. (boring unless you're into politics)
Regular listeners will know I hold no punches and say it like it is, but it has come at quite a psychological cost as I watch some of the so called "big brains" glad handing themselves with much back slapping at the ruination of the Western world.
February 01, 2021
Game stop stocks 😂😂😂
The plebs fight back to try bankrupting a billionaire hedge fund 🤣🤣🤣
January 28, 2021
3 masks😷😷😷 and ANAL swabs 💩😣
CNBC recommend the wearing of not 1, not 2 but 3 masks now and in Forbes it is reported by Rob Hart that the CCP are "rolling out anal swabs" to test for the coeph. At this point they're just taking the piss and seeing how far they can run with it.
January 28, 2021
New heating system 🔥🔥🤔
New heating system fitted in the caravan, happy man I am 😊😊😊
January 23, 2021
Taxes, taxes, taxes hey 🤔
Chat about taxes, massive topic, covered not a lot but open it up to think about.
January 22, 2021
Smashing out the tracks
Bit of a run down on what I do to set the track sag as per specification set out in the handbook.
January 19, 2021
Slow progress, but why?
Progress in technology has been rapid and developing the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos has brought some game changing equipment to the construction industry. But it is the uptake of these technologies that is slow on site, join me for a chat about why I think its so slow and explore the thoughts behind it.
January 15, 2021
Living & working away
Just my little take on working away from home now that I've seen so many talk about maybe having to travel away from home to earn an honest crust.
January 11, 2021
Extra lights on the digger, quick chat
On a gloomy Wednesday its pissing rain, no working but I'm going to use this time to figure out some wiring for some new LED lights on the back and out the side. Bit of a ramble about what and how I'm going to do this.
January 06, 2021
Over winter parking and cold climate running.
A little chat to answer a question from a young guy today regarding parking up over winter and cold climate running.
January 04, 2021
Happy new year
Just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year and hope that the start back was as good for you as it was for me.
January 04, 2021
My cars and why I run what I do
Starting up the two trucks and a chat about why I run old trucks.
January 02, 2021
Moans an groans about GPS machine control and the untold side of the tech.
I'm a fan of GPS machine control but there are down sides to the tech and there are problems that are never openly talked about, such a shame as it might help companies with building systems and procedures to help alleviate the time consuming and costly problems that can arise.
December 23, 2020
Pissed off tonight 🤬🤬🤬
On my life I've never seen such sights!! I hope this fella feels guilty when his money goes in the bank 💷🤬🤬🤬
December 19, 2020
Late night ramble.
I've been thinking about many things over the years and this winter UNICEF has stepped up the bar to help feed hungry children across the UK, the world's 6th largest economy (only up until coeph coeph came along!!!), but there are many reasons why our country has gone square shaped, government intervention and prohibition within our economy is the main one that stands out right now. I've also dived into my thoughts on welfare, the removal of personal responsibility and consequences of giving people free money and how I feel that it has been detrimental to encouraging young people to make better life choices.
December 18, 2020
Sillynomics & section 230
Educating dumper drivers and my views on the YouTube blog post!
December 10, 2020
Why no owners ops these days
Just my thoughts on why there are so few these days.
December 09, 2020
Conspiracy theories 🤔
We all love a conspiracy theory, some are nuts, others, not so much 😜
December 08, 2020
Rebuild over replacing?
Build new or rebuild existing plant?
December 02, 2020
Doing what needs to be done.
For some reason it's hard to get folks to just do their jobs, so now we have got to devise a new system and protocol to ensure today's episode does not happen again.
December 01, 2020
Listen to independent creators
November 29, 2020
Thinking about financing a machine
Thoughts on financing a machine in current climate
November 27, 2020
Mentoring Dumper drivers
They don't know nothing, I'm going to teach them 👍
November 26, 2020
From the seat of the cab #23 inadequacy 🤔
Been on a downer lately, the self doubt and feeling of being beat down have taken their toll on me, an exploration of my thoughts on where I am in my head and the talking to I had to give myself last night.
November 24, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #22 winter is here ❄️❄️❄️
Few tips on getting ready for the winter.
November 20, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #21 sombre thoughts
Having received a picture of a graffiti memorial to my nephew who died tragically aged 24, I had a wander through my thoughts and decided to share.
November 16, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #20 critical propaganda.
The potential of watching America slide into becoming a banana Republic is disturbing, the partisan hackery is insane. Democracy must be restored and this lunacy must never be allowed to happen again!
November 13, 2020
From the seat of the cab #19 podcasting gone wrong!
Podcast gone wrong with added rage!
November 12, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #18 Chloe Rackley 😀
Thoughts and giving thanks to Chloe for getting in touch 👌
November 11, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #17 bit of a rant on NVQs
Rant over yet more fuckery in the card system in the construction industry.
November 10, 2020
Critical thinking from the seat of the couch.
My thoughts on the media insanity and absence of critical thinking.
November 10, 2020
From the seat of the car, me and why for exploring the thoughts in my head.
It's a ramble through the why I created this podcast.
November 08, 2020
From the Seat of the cab #14 Talk Radio
Oh my days, bit of a rant.
November 07, 2020
Routines and good habits from the seat of the cab #13
Chat about my routine for fuelling up and setting about getting to work.
November 07, 2020
Equality and the great reset, why it's bad and hate speech bills.
My ramble on academics who are dumb as rocks and why I think equality is a bad idea when proposed by these people.
November 05, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #11
Chat about my mate John, lovely fella he is 😁
November 04, 2020
My thoughts on mental health and wellbeing.
Uncomfortable topic, no one wants to know the gory details of how bad it gets, hash tags are no substitute for real well meaning friendships.
November 03, 2020
From the seat of the truck, misogyny on my mind.
Rant and a ramble over comments made on a social media post regarding women in construction, I swear a lot, I'm not happy to have to state the obvious but it needs an honest and blunt expression of where it's going wrong.
November 01, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #8 prize winner and victims of our own success?
Ramble an chat about the winner of the head torch and the potential to be a victim of our own success.
October 26, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #7 Mentorship?
Diving into the thoughts on the operator shortage and what I think we can do to fix it.
October 20, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #6 the giveawaycast
You gotta be in it to win it, a brand new out of my own pocket Energizer head torch, join me for details on how to win this prize.
October 16, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #5
Come and join me in the cab for a chat about machine checks and what I look for on my walk around the machine.
October 14, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #4
My morning pre-start checks, come join me for a quick walk and talk as we fire the big Volvo EC380 into life.
October 09, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #3
My thoughts on a young man working with us driving a tractor and bowser, he's going to have a very successful career in construction in my honest opinion.
October 08, 2020
From The Seat Of The Cab #2 shameless plug, coeph coeph update and rant on pay.
Bit of a ranty exploration of thoughts around pay and a quick update of the coeph coeph, deep dive while loading dump trucks and chewing the fat.
October 07, 2020
From the seat of the cab #1
The Rona, where are we, who is defending us, my own questions on the situation as I see it.
October 02, 2020