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A NEW DEDICATED HIGH-QUALITY PUBLICATION FOR THE VEHICLE RECOVERY INDUSTRY AND ASSOCIATED SECTORS, FEATURING THE LATEST INNOVATIONS, INDUSTRY NEWS, INTERVIEWS, TECHNICAL AND OPERATOR FEATURES, INCLUDING A LOOK AT SOME OF THE MOST RESPECTED NAMES IN THE INDUSTRY AND EXPERT ANALYSIS OF ALL THE KEY ISSUES RELEVANT TO THIS FASCINATING AND DIVERSE SECTOR.
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Roger Dyson reveals why, after 50 years, he’s now taking a much more holistic view of recovery vehicles....
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Why recovery and planned vehicle movements are both part of the mix at one-stop transport shop CMG....
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How Steve Youngs of Syren still designs and hand-crafts heavy recovery equipment without the help of staff or computers....

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DEDICATED TO THE RECOVERY INDUSTRY

On Scene is a quarterly title with accurate and well-informed articles supported by high-quality imagery, showcasing the vehicles and equipment that are core to heavy recovery operators’ fleets as well as the skills, knowledge and experience of the professionals that work long hours – often in the most difficult of circumstances – to provide a huge range of essential services to other road users and our wider society. These unsung heroes are the ‘go-to’ option when things go wrong, sorting others’ problems out 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

The website also showcases a brand new industry event taking place at Stoneleigh Park from 30 June to 2 July 2022. Road Transport Expo (RTX) is a new, truck-centric event being organised by Road Transport Media that is all about trucks and road transport – and includes a special area dedicated to vehicle recovery. The event, which is free to attend, will also feature a Waste and Recycling Zone, and a Convoy in the Park and Truck Racing Zone, as well as a Heavy Haulage Zone being organised by On Scene’s sister title HeavyTorque, and the Recovery Zone being organised by On Scene.

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On Scene: Issue Three
Issue #3
April 2022

On Scene: Issue Three

Cover Story

The perfect package

Roger Dyson reveals why, after 50 years, he’s now taking a much more holistic view of recovery vehicles.

  • Legendary moveHow Bill Jackson started Wreckers International
  • Scottish starsRoss’s Garage reveals why it favours Volvo
  • Gaining in weightRecovery gets heavy for LJ Transportation
  • Childhood dreamDibdale takes pride in its Peterbilt
  • Trip the light fantasticLantern Recovery staff reveal all!
  • Reinventing the wheelToad Towing tweaks its Range T
On Scene: Issue Two
Issue #2
January 2022

On Scene: Issue Two

Cover Story

All in a day's work

Why recovery and planned vehicle movements are both part of the mix at one-stop transport shop CMG.

  • Dave Bland EngineeringBuilding the body beautiful
  • Ewen MacRaeWhere the Skye’s no limit
  • Bill JacksonRecovery legend in retrospect
  • Isis RescueWhy we ditched the clubs
  • KD BrosYorkshire’s finest five decades on
  • Barry Devlin ServicesActions speak louder than words
  • Traceys RecoveryWhere ‘light’ proves right
On Scene: Issue One
Issue #1
October 2021

On Scene: Issue One

Cover Story

Hand-made hero!

How Steve Youngs of Syren still designs and hand-crafts heavy recovery equipment without the help of staff or computers.

  • Alpha RecoveryDetermined to succeed
  • E&S MotorsWhere principles come first
  • Hough Green GarageDriven by service
  • Sheriffmill Motor CompanyThree generations strong
  • Frank Ratcliffe & Son90 years of evolution
  • RS RecoverySticking to core values
  • J&J ConversionsShowing how it’s done

How refreshing to see a well written, unbiased magazine, that shows the recovery industry how it really is.

This has been a long time coming and hopefully it will stay independent, and away from some of the people, politics and propaganda that is published every month in other publications.

Long may it continue!

Steve Scott, Technical Services Fleet Engineer
BPW

A brilliant magazine to freshen up industry relevant publications. Interesting reading from all angles with superb journalism, professional photography and production values. Many hours spent in a happy place. Keep up the good work.

Steve Cockerill, Operations Director
CMG