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.
Furthermore, following the tremendous success of The Heavies, the awards ceremony presented by our sister title HeavyTorque, we are delighted to be able to give advanced notice of the inaugural ‘On Scene Awards‘ evening, taking place in late 2024.
TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST, PLEASE CONTACT ANDY ADAMS ON 01572 504006.
What sets our magazines apart from the crowd?
> Independently commissioned content - written for professionals by professionals
> Exceptional photography from the industry’s finest with every feature article
> 80% editorial to advertising ratio
> Controlled circulation & subscription
> Extremely high production values
> Approximately 150 pages per issue
On Scene: Issue Nine
Set in Stone
Why Stoneywood's three founding partners would rather work on in recovery than retire to the golf club.
- Iveco eDailyTowing the Company Line
- On Point RecoveryTo the Point
- DJ RecoveryMaking a Name for Itself
- TyresIn the Groove
- Wards of BurnleyRecovery Ward
- Westons RecoveryBest Weston
On Scene: Issue Eight
Roger Dyson has announced an increase in production capacity and a tie-up with Polish recovery body manufacturer Tevor, as part of a move to get around the problem of long-lead times
- Recovery RoomDAF has recently completed the overhaul of its entire heavy truck range
- Neat and SweetJacksons Recovery keeps things tight
- Hook, Line and SinkerHow John McConville came to leave behind his family background
- Doing It His WayBedfordshire Recovery's founder, Ian Dominey likes to do things his way
- Field of OperationField Services Recovery's Jon Caunt on being the boss
On Scene: Issue Seven
Shiny metal doesn’t come in a more attractive form than Mick Gould Commercials’ stunning US-built fleet
- Beasts from the East Essel recovery equipment comes to the UK
- No ditch too deep Meet the heroes behind Hoddy’s Recovery
- Seeking perfection Derek Beahan puts service above all else
- Solid as an oak Caldicot keeps growing in every direction
- Changing Lanes Lanes proves its ability to adapt
- Stack ’em high! VanKit racks up some smart storage
On Scene: Issue Six
What’s made classic American trucks both the fashion and the passion at Essex-based VG Nash and Sons
- Mission accomplishedQuickmission shows off its new FMX
- Throwing in the towelWhy GM Recovery boss gave it all up
- A Pleasant outcomeSteady progress at Mount Pleasant
- Blessed virgins!Meet the newbies running DJ Spall
- Dutch delightsFirst impressions of DAF’s new XD
- Heading westHow Bill Jackson took on the USA
On Scene: Issue Five
Freed by a Swede!
Donalds Bilbärgning handles a real smörgåsbord of recovery challenges in Sweden’s winter wonderland
- Mix and match We meet the diverse fleet at Kerr & Smith
- Size is everything AMS builds bodies fit for supersized cars
- Cushion the blow How Bill Jackson developed the air cushion
- A rude awakening The ‘Rude Boy’ behind RB Commercial
- Diamond geezers Red House celebrates 60 years of success
- Smart at heartHow Saunders de-risks smart motorways
On Scene: Issue Four
From strength to strength
Recovery equipment and bodywork specialist Boniface Engineering has climbed ever higher in the last 40 years
- One big bounceback! How Wreckers International made its name
- Looking to the long term CWT Group punches above its weight
- The Thrillers at Millers Why Millers of Longton loves its Volvos
- Hand on heart Honesty is the only policy at RD Avery
- Man with a van We salute the humble service van
- Your flexible friend Southern Recovery’s adaptable fleet
On Scene: Issue Three
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
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
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!
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.