Some people get so attached to their cars that they give them a cute nickname. In Scotland, it’s the snow plows (or “gritter” as they call them there) that must be near and dear to their hearts because each and every one of the country’s vehicles has been assigned a name.
A 2018 BBC story reported that the naming practice goes back to 2006, when Transport for Scotland ran a competition in Scottish schools asking students to invent the best names for a fleet of plows. The children submitted their most creative ideas, and the Scottish Transport Ministry selected the best ones. The plows then became traceable via an online tracking service that launched in 2016.