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Astra BM. Astra are an Italian manufacturer who were founded in 1948 and have been part of the Iveco group since 1985. They produce mainly heavy construction trucks, tippers and cement mixers but they also produce dump trucks and tractor units. The model shown is not one of their modern units and was seen in Montese, Italy in 2004. Bedford TM. This model has a sleeper cab and Detroit V8 and is seen here with a tri axle, sheeted flatbed trailer. Bedford produced the TM series to compete with the more pwerful and modern trucks being imported from Europe and the company was in decline when this model was produced. GM, who own the marque, left Britain in 1986 and Bedford was taken over by David Brown. This truck was seen in 1997 near Dartford. Bedford TK. This model was first produced in 1960 and was a very popular model throughout the British haulage industry. This truck has been preserved and was seen at a Truck Festival at Swindon in 2002.
Bristol HG6L. These models were built in the 50's and 60's and this model has a GVW of 24 tons. These trucks ceased being maufactured in the mid 60's and this model has been preserved and is often seen in Historic Rallies and road runs. The truck was seen in 2002 at a Truck Festival in Gaydon in 2004. DAF. This was one of the first models DAF built in the 50's. It was very popular in Holland and soon took a large part of the Dutch market. This particular truck has been preserved and was seen in 2005 at the Truckfest in Peterborough. DAF 95XF Super Space Cab. Ari. This new model DAF was seen at Gravesend in 2005. This German truck has a lot of custom features including lights and air horns. It is seen here hauling a tri axle tautliner trailer.
DAF CF. Brett. This company supplies the building trade and as well as supplying building blocks, also delivers sand and aggregates. The truck is seen here with a Stas bevelled grade sheeted trailer which would help to prevent the sand from sticking to the sides in transit. DAF 95. Denby. This Lincolnshire based company has a large fleet of vehicles and hauls all types of products. The truck seen here was taken at a motoway services in Kent in 1998. It comes from the companies depot in France and is showing French number plates. DAF 85CF 340. MTS. This company is an environmental waste company based in Rochester Kent. It has a large fleet of 2, 3 and 4 axle tankers that are mainly Foden manufacture. This truck was seen at Gravesend in 2003.
DAF 95XF. Tesselaar. This Dutch company has a large fleet of mainly DAF, MAN and Mercedes trucks. The truck was seen parked up for the weekend at Whitstable Kent in 2004. I would imagine it was going to Heathrow airport to pick up overheight cargo that would be taken back to Schipol airport for onward transit. Dennis. This truck was taken at a truck rally in Kent and is showing a Perkins badge on the grille. Dennis make most of their models for municipal use and this truck was taken in 2004. Dennis. This truck belongs to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and was taken in 1974. The water tanker is used for cleaning the roads and you can see the water spray nozzles under the front bumper.
Dodge Commando. This model was brought out on the 1980's and had a model range of 7 to 16 ton for rigids and 18 to 26 ton for tractor units. This Fire Tender bodied truck was seen at a Truck Rally in Peterborough in 2002. ERF ECX. Coopers. This company from Staffs also has DAF trucks in it's fleet. This ERF has the Olympic cab and is seen hauling a tautliner trailer. It was seen at Gravesend in 2005. ERF E6. Zippo Circus. This truck was seen at Blackheath in London and was part of a host of older support vehicles when the circus was showing in 2003. Ramps can be seen on it's flatbed and a winch is fitted behind the cab.
ERF ECT. Iddon. ERF are owned by MAN and this model has the MAN TGA cab. The previous ERF model can be seen in the same companies livery on page 10 of this website. This truck, roped and sheeted, was seen at Gravesend in 2005. ERF EC11. Shepperson. This four axle truck hauls building blocks and has a self loading Atlas crane designed for this palletised load. This type of vehicle is a very popular format in this part of the building delivery industry. This particular truck was seen at Gravesend in July 2000. Fiat. This dropsided builders truck was seen in Montese, Italy in 2000. It has a hiab unit behind the cab and is also right hand drive. Modern Italian trucks now adopt the more conventional left hand drive.
Fiat 110. This builders truck was seen in the centre of Bologna where it would have needed permission from the City Council to be there and work . It was probably built in the 80's and was seen in 2002. Foden S21. This restored truck was seen at a Truck Festival in Kent in 2004. It has a luton bodywork and this model of truck was called the Mickey Mouse Foden because of it's rounded cab. Foden S10. This truck was seen in Leyton, London in 2004. It was part of some support vehicles for a fun fare. Because of it's long wheelbase it was probaably used to haul building blocks in 1982 when it was first registered.
Foden 4300. Greenham. This Kent based company is seen here with one of it's four axle building block delivery vehicles. It has a self loading crane and was seen in 1994 in a layby at Northfleet adjacent to a popular transport cafe. Foden Alpha 3000. Intercounty Farmers. This three axle Foden is seen hauling a bulk powder trailer near Gravesend in 2005. Foden, a low volume company who are owned by Paccar, will cease to be produced next year. Foden Alpha. Alsford Timber. This is the new model Foden owned by a Kent based timber distributor. Their previous model can be seen on page 5 of this website. The truck shown is fitted with a self loading hiab and was seen at Gravesend in 2004.
Foden Alpha.Transtex. This Essex based company does a lot of container work. It is seen here near Gravesend in 2005 after collecting it's load from the Isle of Grain container port. Ford Cargo. This vehicle recovery truck was used to collect a gypsy caravan from Sussex in 1995. It was used so that the load had a low running height on it's way back to London to be packed for Australia. The packed case can be seen on a Volvo with a low loader trailer on page 5 of this website. Ford D Series. Tinelton. This old truck registered in 1975 was seen still working in 2002 at Gravesend. This truck model was popular in it's day and had models from 6 to 38 tons.
Ford Transcontinental 4425. This 1980's truck is seen near Gravesend in 1998. The truck has Irish number plates. This model was built in Amsterdam using a cab supplied by the French manufacturer, Berliet. Iveco Stralis. This Austrian truck is probably owned by Nikolaus Hammerer, a company whose trucks are a common site on British roads. The unit is a truck and trailer although the company has many articulated units. It was seen at Gravesend in 2005. Iveco. JDT. This Kent company has a small fleet of mixed manufacture model tippers. This is a 1988 Iveco seen at their yard in 1999. Their current fleet are mainly MAN and DAF.
Iveco. Lannutti. This logistic company has 800 employees and is based in most European countries. This Belgian registered truck is seen hauling a glass carrying trailer. The truck was seen in 2005 at Gravesend. Iveco. Robinsons. This truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005. The truck had probably been to the port of Shoreham to collect it's load of timber. The company is a timber distribution company based in Lewisham, London. Leyland Marathon. Ravens Haulage. This 1980 registered truck was seen at Northfleet, Kent in 1996. It is carrying steel on it's way back to Sheffield. They are a very rare sight on British roads nowadays but can be seen restored at most good Truck Rallies.
Leyland Roadtrain 17.35. This truck, registered in 1989, was seen at Gaydon in 2004. Leyland were taken over by DAF in 1987 and in 2000 the Leyland name was dropped. Liaz. This truck is run by the state owned company CSAD and was seen in 1997 at Dartford. Liaz is a Czechoslovakian company that started building trucks in 1951. MAN. This truck has a bulk trailer fitted with an easy sheet. The truck is privately owned and has a long range fuel tank. It was seen at it's yard in Dartford in 2005.
MAN TGA. CRW. This company has a large fleet of bulk powder trailers. They have a mixed fleet of tractor units and this one is the top of the range MAN unit. They also have a quantity of rigid bulk powder trucks. This MAN was seen at Gravesend in 2005. MAN. This truck was manufactured in the 60's and was seen in London in 1975. It has Danish registration and at that time was an unusual truck to see on British roads. MAN TGA. Essex Hay and Straw. This nicely customised truck is part of a small fleet of TGA's that are regularly shown at Truck Festivals. This one was seen at Peterborough in 2005. They are working trucks and normally tow a trailer when delivering and collecting straw bales.
MAN TGA 25.430. Spitzer. This German registered truck and trailer was seen at Gravesend in 2005. It has the new D20 10.5 litre engine developed by Bosch. Mercedes. This truck was seen at an army rally in Kent in 2004. Probably built in the 50's the model range also included tractor units and were supplied to the army with four wheel drive as shown on this model. Mercedes 48.48. Camfaud. This truck was seen at it's yard at Dartford in 2005. It has an M52 Putzmeister body that can pump 160 cu mtrs of cement per hour. The truck is 14 mtrs long and weighs 50 ton. The fifth axle is a rear steer axle.
Mercedes Actros 25.46. McKay. This Scottish truck is hauling a refrigerated meat trailer. It has quite a nice livery and looks very new and clean. It was registered in the last few weeks so that explains it's neat appearance. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005. Mercedes Actros 18.40. Offergeld. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005. This German logistic company has over 450 trucks. This truck with a glass carrying trailer is based at their depot in Luxembourg. Mercedes Actros 26.48 Megacab. Rauch. This German truck and trailer unit has demountable body units on the truck and the trailer. This makes loading very quick as all loads would have been pre checked and all paperwork in place when collecting the new boxes for delivery. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005.
Mercedes Actros 26.48 Megacab. This British registered truck has a colour coded grille and matching sheets on it's Boalloy tautliner trailer. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005. Pegaso. Marqueset. This truck was seen in London in 1975. Pegaso started making trucks in 1946. During it's life it had dealings with Leyland, DAF, International and in 1990 it was amalgamated into the IVECO group. Renault GBH 280. Martoia. These bonneted Renaults are very popular as tippers and are a common site on French roads. This one was seen near the French Italian border at Frejus in 2000.
Renault Magnum. Raluy. This Spanish truck has a hired tanker trailer and was seen near a cold storage depot in Dartford in 2005. Scania 110 Super. C and L. This truck was taken in south east London in 1975. The truck has a spread axle tilt trailer and was parked up for the weekend when taken. Scania R420 Topline. Morris. This is the new model Scania and it is hauling a walking floor trailer. The trailer is sheeted to prevent the contents from being deposited on the roads. The trailers can hold anything from waste to sawdust. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005.
Scania Topline. Red Hawk. This Italian truck and trailer is complete with a very striking livery and attends many Truck Festivals. The truck was seen at Peterborough in 2005. It is designed to carry racing pigeons. Scania CNG113M. Safeway. This truck is not run on diesel, it is run on gas. Safeway has a small number of these trucks in it's fleet. The truck was seen at Dartford in 2004. Safeway is now owned by the Morrison supermarket chain. Scania R420. Stobart. This new model Scania is in the new Stobart livery. The old livery can be seen on this website on page 9. Stobart are one of the biggest transport companies in England and have a mixed model fleet. All their trucks have girls names on the grille. This Scania has the names, Michelle Annelise.
Scania 124L 400. Bontrans. This bonneted Scania is part of a large fleet owned by this Dutch company. Apart from the custom headlights the truck has orange lights on the roof of the truck which are a requirement when operating in the containerport. The truck was seen in Rotterdam in 2004. Scania 113M 360 Streamline. Traindrive. This truck is part of a small number of trucks that this company owns for training drivers to get their Class 2 and Class1 HGV licences. The truck was seen in Gravesend in 2005. Scania 124L 420. Travabe. This Topline Scania has Belgium registration. It is hauling a temperature controlled trailer and has the Scania Griffin painted on the side of the tractor unit. The truck was seen in Gravesend in 2005.
Scania I44G 530. This Dutch Topline rigid Scania has 4 axles and is twinsteer. The container on the trailer is an open top container for top loading and overheight cargo. The truck was seen in Rotterdam in 2004. Seddon Atkinson 275. Ackerman and Niece. Seddon Atkinson became part of the Iveco group in 1992. The truck has an Iveco cab, the A on the grille is badge engineering. The truck was seen at a Truck Festival at Peterborough in 2005. Seddon Atkinson Strato 325. Air products. Air products supply many types of gases and chemicals. The truck seen here is hauling a trailer with many compressed gas bottles. The sign on the side of the trailer indicates the type of chemical or gas on board and any emergency telephone numbers required in case of a road accident or spillage. The truck was seen at a motorway sevices in Kent in1997.
Seddon Atkinson 401. Hammond. This large general haulage company hauls all types of cargo. The truck is seen here with a 20ft ISO container. The truck was seen outside a transport cafe in Dartford in 1996. Steyr 25 S 31. This truck was registered in 1994 and is seen hauling a tilt trailer. The Steyr is a common sight in Austria, where it is made, but very few British companies used them and this is truck is quite a rare sight on British roads. The truck was seen at Northfleet in 1997. Terberg. Lamb and Mansfield. Terberg make specialist heavy duty multi axle vehicles and are mainly used in the construction industry. They mainly use Volvo based vehicles and the model shown has the Volvo F7 cab. The truck was seen at a Truck Festival at Peterborough in 1995.
Thornycroft PN/FR6. This truck is was made in 1953 and is now restored. Thornycroft built it's first truck in 1896 and in the early 60's the company was finding it hard to cover it's costs. It was taken over by AEC in 1961 and started to concentrate on heavy duty trucks. The Thornycroft Antar can be seen on page 8 of this website. The truck was seen at Gaydon in 2004. Volvo FL10. Denton Transport. This Volvo model was nicknamed "The Wendy House" and was quite a popular model amongst fleet owners. It is seen here with a sleeper cab and hauling a tri axle tautliner trailer. The truck was seen in Dartford in 2002. Volvo FL 220. This truck is hauling a single axle trailer and is delivering beer. Scottish Courage Ltd brew many household name beers and lagers but Foster's is their flagship beer. This truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005.
Volvo F86. Gratton. The truck was first registered 1979 and was seen in preservation at Peterborough in 2005. The F86 was a very popular truck when it was first imported into England and took many sales from the home market manufacturers. Volvo FM 520. Leuchter. This German heavy haulage company was seen at Dartford docks in 2002 loaded with a tree. It has an unusual load for heavy haulage but the weight and length would require the use of a low loader trailer. The root ball is covered with a tarpaulin to keep the moisture in. Volvo FH12 420. Perfect. This general haulage company handles most haulage requirements and is seen here with a skeletal trailer and two 20ft ISO containers. They are probably empty as the truck is riding with the lift axle raised. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005.
Volvo FL12. Pickfords Vanguard. This four axle flatbed is seen with a hiab crane fitted to the rear of it's chassis. It was seen at it's Amersham depot in 2004. That depot specialised in machinery movement and storage. It has now been taken over by Ainscough. Volvo NH12 420. Tiel. This Dutch truck was seen in Rotterdam in 2004. The NH model is not imported in England and the very few that can be seen have been specially imported by their owners and are mainly used as flagships for their fleets. Volvo FM12 340. Walon. This truck has Belgium registration. The car transporter is loaded with eight Citroen cars but with the right car and correct deck loading you can get as many as eleven cars on these transporters. See the ECM transporter on page 4 of this website. The truck was seen at Gravesend in 2005.


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