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  Treacherous conditions on the A380
Date Added: 24/12/2009
 
 

Yesterday morning from 07:00 until 08:00 saw freak weather conditions in Devon with showers of rain falling onto the road and freezing instantly.The [ more... ]

 
  R J Webber Magnum tipping clay
Date Added: 23/12/2009
 
 

Bideford quay is a fantastic place for action shots of bulk tippers unloading clay from the local quarries. M Way and Evans Transport are seen here [ more... ]

 
  Winter arrives and brings country to standstill
Date Added: 22/12/2009
 
 

Winter has arrived and the first flurry of snow brings chaos to our roads. For many years I worked on a regular basis in Southern Germany at [ more... ]

 
  Another T cab for Darren Gorrett
Date Added: 22/12/2009
 
 

D & F Super Cranes from Crediton have another T cab Scania in their fleet in the form of this wonderful T144G 530 6x4 tractor unit with the cherished [ more... ]

 
  The very last ERF !
Date Added: 21/12/2009
 
 

The very last ERF (Edwin Richard Foden) came off the production line in Germany in 2008 and the vehicle went into the fleet of Barry Dancer from [ more... ]

 
  Bevan and Barker old Morris
Date Added: 20/12/2009
 
 

Trucks from yesteryear are always a favourite of mine and this old Morris from Bevan and Barker from Mansfield certainly fits the bill.

The [ more... ]

 
  Wider than normal
Date Added: 19/12/2009
 
 

Photos of wide and abnormal loads are always welcome and this one taken on the A74 at Carlisle is a very good example of what these heavy hauliers do. [ more... ]

 
  H J Van Bentum in God's own county
Date Added: 18/12/2009
 
 

H J Van Bentum have to be one of my all time favourite fleets so you can imagine my delight at taking this photo of not one but two on the A38 Devon [ more... ]

 
  Gruber added to the European section
Date Added: 17/12/2009
 
 

Gruber Logistics are an Italian haulier whose vehicles have a very distinctive turquoise and red livery. Pictured here on Townwall St in Dover is one [ more... ]

 
  Teasdale to be added to the Heavy Haul section
Date Added: 16/12/2009
 
 

Teasdale are from Harworth near Doncaster and are a dedicated heavy haul fleet with a distinctive blue and white livery. I am really grateful to [ more... ]

 
  15 new DAFs for Robert Wiseman
Date Added: 16/12/2009
 
 

Robert Wiseman dairies have just taken delivery of 15 brand new DAF FTCF85 360 4x2 tractor units which will be based at various UK locations on [ more... ]

 
  Double Coke no ice
Date Added: 15/12/2009
 
 

The Stobart Group have 4 vehicles in the livery of Coke Zero two Volvos and two DAFs which were inherited when they acquired James Irlam & Sons. [ more... ]

 
  R Taylor very nice indeed
Date Added: 14/12/2009
 
 

R Taylor & Son have always been one of my favourite fleets so you can imagine my delight at receiving this photo in my inbox.

Photo courtesy [ more... ]

 
  Croome on the M5
Date Added: 13/12/2009
 
 

Croome are frequent visitors to the South West with their familiar Volvo drawbar units with large fleet numbers. This photo was taken on the M5 on [ more... ]

 
  D J B Haulage new vehicle
Date Added: 12/12/2009
 
 

D J B Haulage from Bath have had a recent new addition to their fleet in the form of an MAN TG-X 26.440 6x2 (XLX) tractor unit which was until [ more... ]

 
  Tudefrigo to be added to the European section
Date Added: 11/12/2009
 
 

Tudefrigo are a Spanish company who operate a fleet of really well turned out vehicles in a British Racing Green livery and all vehicles having fleet [ more... ]

 
  New heritage vehicle for W H Malcolm
Date Added: 10/12/2009
 
 

W H Malcolm have just started their latest restoration project in the form of this Volvo F86 4x2 tractor unit in the livery of B Swindell from [ more... ]

 
  New 59 reg for Fly By Nite
Date Added: 10/12/2009
 
 

Fly By Nite are specialist haulage company in the concert and exhibition sector whose fleet mainly have FBN registration suffixes. Seen here recently [ more... ]

 
  M J Griffiths added to the site
Date Added: 09/12/2009
 
 

M J Griffiths are from Burscough in Lancashire and a very welcome addition to the site they are with their stylish blue,white and orange livery and [ more... ]

 
  W D Branton nice looking lorries
Date Added: 09/12/2009
 
 

I have just started the Herculean task of cataloguing some 20,000 lorry photos taken over the last 4 years. This photo was taken in March 2006 on the [ more... ]

 
  59 reg T Barry
Date Added: 08/12/2009
 
 

T Barry are from South Cerney, near Cirencester in Gloucestershire and have recently taken delivery of several brand new Renault Premium 450 DXi 6x2 [ more... ]

 
  R M Hadfield added to the site
Date Added: 08/12/2009
 
 

The fleet details of R M Hadfield from Cheshire have been added to the online database for the benefit of members. I am most grateful to Jim Lennox [ more... ]

 
  It's that Pole in Leek (In Devon)
Date Added: 07/12/2009
 
 

IAE was established in 1969 by Frank Klucznik who came to England from his home in Poland as part of the armed forces during the Second World War, [ more... ]

 
  Possible flock of Birds ?
Date Added: 06/12/2009
 
 

Birds Groupage from Oldbury in Birmingham are due to receive several new Scania R400 6x2 (HL) tractor units into their fleet.This picture was taken at [ more... ]

 
  Felbermayr to be added to European section
Date Added: 05/12/2009
 
 

Felbermayr the Austrian heavy haulier will shortly be added to the LS online database. Pictured here is an Actros 8x4 tractor unit at Thurrock [ more... ]

 
  Stirlands blast from the past
Date Added: 04/12/2009
 
 

ERF at one stage were the most common truck on K roads and they were a totally British product.Pictured here is a B series 4x2 day cab tractor unit [ more... ]

 
  Eggbeers oldie
Date Added: 04/12/2009
 
 

Eggbeers Transport were a long established bulk haulier from Newton Abbot who specialized in bulk transport, primarily that of local clay.The company [ more... ]

 
  Timbmet now I like these
Date Added: 03/12/2009
 
 

There are quite a few fleets out there that catch my eye and I will make an effort to get them onto the site in the near future. One of those is [ more... ]

 
  I prefer Morrisons old livery
Date Added: 03/12/2009
 
 

Over the last 18 months Morrisons supermarket have changed their livery from a striking black livery to their new corporate yellow.Each to their own [ more... ]

 
  Unusual tractor and trailer combo
Date Added: 02/12/2009
 
 

There have been several reports over the years of instances of unusual tractor unit and trailer combinations. I would like to submit this one which I [ more... ]

 
  AEC trip down memory lane
Date Added: 01/12/2009
 
 

The Associated Equipment Company manufactured trucks from 1912 until 1979 and they were the makers of the famous London Routemaster buses.Pictured [ more... ]

 
  New TG-X for Eddie Stobart
Date Added: 01/12/2009
 
 

The Stobart group have taken delivery of two brand new MAN TG-X 26.440 6x2 (L) tractor units which will be used to transport fuel tankers. Pictured [ more... ]

 
  McDowell in Aberdeen
Date Added: 30/11/2009
 
 

The fleet of R McDowell were recently added to the online LS database and their vehicles can be seen all over the UK.This photo was taken recently on [ more... ]

 
  Boon Transport to be added to site
Date Added: 29/11/2009
 
 

Boon Transport will be added to the European section later on today and a most welcome addition they are. The company are based in Rotterdam and [ more... ]

 
  Road Haulage Association endorse Tom Tom Work
Date Added: 28/11/2009
 
 

Our main advertiser has received an accolade from the Road Haulage Association who have tested their connected navigation and telematics system in [ more... ]

 
  Strange load from Prestwick
Date Added: 27/11/2009
 
 

One of our members was recently asked if he could pop across to Prestwick airport to take a photo of a rather unusual load. The load in question was a [ more... ]

 
  Stobart teams up with Speedbird
Date Added: 26/11/2009
 
 

Speedbird Promotions Ltd, one of the UK's leading suppliers of promotional model vehicles, has teamed up with the leading name in UK transport, Eddie [ more... ]

 
  Ainscough long way from home !
Date Added: 25/11/2009
 
 

This photo of an Ainscough MAN TG-X 26.480 6x4 (XLX) tractor unit was taken at Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye. In the background is Healabhal Bheag [ more... ]

 
  Coach House high on my wish list
Date Added: 25/11/2009
 
 

Whilst driving through Barnstaple recently I passed a lorry that really caught my eye with its two tone cream and green livery. The company are from [ more... ]

 
  Taylors of Martley added to the site
Date Added: 24/11/2009
 
 

When the site first started all those many years ago there was one fleet that was always high on my list of hauliers I wanted on the database and [ more... ]

 
  Dutch flower lorries
Date Added: 23/11/2009
 
 

I have always been quite taken with Dutch flower lorries that are seen on the UK motorway network. They always seem to be really well turned out top [ more... ]

 
  Fantastic promotional offer from Lorryspotting
Date Added: 22/11/2009
 
 

During the month of November any haulier who signs up for the Tom Tom Work connected navigation or vehicle tracking with iTracking will receive a free [ more... ]

 
  Tayrol advertise on site
Date Added: 22/11/2009
 
 

Tayrol Limited is a well established UK manufacturer of paper rolls, based at Elvington, on the outskirts of York. The company was formed in [ more... ]

 
  DHL added to the LS database
Date Added: 20/11/2009
 
 

The big one has arrived and with a fleet of some 8,000 vehicles DHL are by far the largest fleet added to the LS online database. This huge fleet have [ more... ]

 
  Two new Scania for Hutchinson Engineering
Date Added: 16/11/2009
 
 

Hutchinson Engineering have taken delivery of two brand new Scania R620 8x4 (Top) tractor units for use on their heavy haul operations. One of the [ more... ]

 
  Willi Betz are the 100th European haulier on site
Date Added: 15/11/2009
 
 

Willi Betz are a German haulier who seemingly have vehicles based in every European country. Their blue Mercedes vehicles with very large fleet [ more... ]

 
  Perfect lorry photo
Date Added: 13/11/2009
 
 

Whilst taking photos on the M5 for the last couple of years there has been one haulier who seems to have every type of trailer in their fleet. I have [ more... ]

 
  New trailers for Eddie Stobart
Date Added: 12/11/2009
 
 

The Stobart Group in conjunction with DB Schenker have started to run a weekly rail service from Valencia in Spain through the channel tunnel. The [ more... ]

 
  New Iveco tanker for Billy Bowie
Date Added: 11/11/2009
 
 

The Kilmarnock based haulier Billy Bowie Tankers have a brand new Iveco Trakker 360 8W (AD) Tanker which is pictured here at their Kilmarnock [ more... ]

 
  Dawson Bros added to database
Date Added: 10/11/2009
 
 

Well known South Lincolnshire hauliers Dawson Bros of Bicker are shortly to be added to the database. As well as general haulage the company are, at [ more... ]

 
  New Volvo FH for McLaughlan Transport
Date Added: 05/11/2009
 
 

McLaughlan Transport from Perth in Scotland have just put on the road a brand new Volvo FH 460 6x2 (GXL) tractor unit which is pictured here recently [ more... ]

 
  Dutch registered Christian Salvesen
Date Added: 04/11/2009
 
 

We recently added the fleet of Norbert Dentressangle to our European section which has proved very popular indeed. In December 2007 Dentressangle [ more... ]

 
  New Actros for R S Cockerill
Date Added: 03/11/2009
 
 

R S Cockerill from York have two brand new Mercedes Actros 2546 6x2 (MSC) tractor units which have joined their fleet in recent weeks.

The [ more... ]

 
  Bit of spit and polish
Date Added: 02/11/2009
 
 

How about this full chrome Mercedes Actros that used to be operated by DTS Logistics, it must have taken a fair while to polish.

Photo [ more... ]

 
  Iggy Madden added to the Euro section
Date Added: 01/11/2009
 
 

Iggy Madden are from Galway in the Republic of Ireland and their fantastic yellow and black livery is really eye catching to say the least.Further [ more... ]

 
  Plantspeed with Terex
Date Added: 31/10/2009
 
 

I was delighted to be invited by Plantspeed to take photos of their FH16 6 X 4 removing a Terex dump truck from Stanscombe quarry near Bristol. The [ more... ]

 
  Renault Magnum for L P Stephens
Date Added: 30/10/2009
 
 

The Cornish haulier L P Stephens from Truro have a brand new Renault Magnum DXi 500 6x2 which I was lucky enough to photograph just outside Holsworthy [ more... ]

 
  Ian F Reid strange cab and load
Date Added: 30/10/2009
 
 

Now I have seen these sleeper cab arrangements on removal lorries for a number of years but an Iveco flatbed with a container is slightly out of the [ more... ]

 
  Nedexco added to European section
Date Added: 29/10/2009
 
 

Nedexco are an international haulier from The Netherlands whose vehicles are very frequent visitors to the UK.We now have 82 European hauliers listed [ more... ]

 
  Nidera photos and info please
Date Added: 29/10/2009
 
 

I am reliably informed that this company are from the Ipswich area and that they are in the bulk tipping sector. Bulk tipping with tractor units is [ more... ]

 
  Argos strange looking trailer
Date Added: 28/10/2009
 
 

I have seen some different looking trailers in my time but this one from the fleet of Argos caught my eye the other day on the M5.At a guess I would [ more... ]

 
  Thompsons of Devon
Date Added: 28/10/2009
 
 

One of the most frequent requests I receive from members and non members alike is to include the fleet of Thompsons of Devon with their fleet of red [ more... ]

 
  Blackpool at night !
Date Added: 27/10/2009
 
 

Taking photos at night of trucks is an art in itself and this superb example of a Downton DAF was taken on the seafront at Blackpool [ more... ]

 
  Stennett's charity trailer
Date Added: 27/10/2009
 
 

Stennetts have a new trailer that is helping to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds.One of their long term employees sadly died [ more... ]

 
  John Rome all over the UK
Date Added: 26/10/2009
 
 

John Rome are from Kilmarnock in Scotland and their fleet of specialist tankers travel all over the UK working at garage forecourts. I have seen their [ more... ]

 
  Jan De Rijk now on the site
Date Added: 25/10/2009
 
 

Euorpean fleets are always welcome to the site and Jan De Rijk are a fleet that more than fits the bill. Pictured here at Townwall St in Dover is a [ more... ]

 
  GroContinental added to the site
Date Added: 24/10/2009
 
 

It has taken nearly four years but we finally managed to get the necessary permission to add the fleet of GroContinental from Whitchurch in [ more... ]

 
  Short of a tractor unit
Date Added: 24/10/2009
 
 

I am always open to receiving strange photos of lorries and this one of a wrecker towing a trailer is somewhat out of the ordinary.This photo was [ more... ]

 
  Eddie Stobart chilled curtainsider.
Date Added: 23/10/2009
 
 

Eddie Stobart have recently taken delivery of several chilled curtainsider trailers which have white curtains as opposed to their more usual green. [ more... ]

 
  Evans Transport in central London
Date Added: 22/10/2009
 
 

Evans Transport are from Barnstaple in North Devon and they travel all over the UK on general and bulk haulage. Pictured yesterday on Euston Road is [ more... ]

 
  Ascot in North Devon ?
Date Added: 21/10/2009
 
 

North Devon is a popular tourist destination and as a consequence during the winter months a lot of the caravan parks replace their stock. Ascot [ more... ]

 
  Coles Plant from North Devon
Date Added: 20/10/2009
 
 

Coles Plant are from Langtreee in North Devon and their fleet of earthmoving rigid tippers in their familiar yellow livery can be seen all over the [ more... ]

 
  Benton Brothers in the South West
Date Added: 19/10/2009
 
 

Benton Brothers are very rarely seen in the South West so I was chuffed to get this shot in May last year, taken from a pedestrian bridge over the M5 [ more... ]

 
  Volvo FL10 still out there working
Date Added: 18/10/2009
 
 

The Volvo FL10 was once a very common site on the motorway network of the UK. They used to be referred to as "Wendy Houses" by drivers due to their [ more... ]

 
  H C Wilson old vehicle still working out there
Date Added: 17/10/2009
 
 

H C Wilson are a Heavy Haulage company from Elmswell and their ex vehicle W100 HCW has since been registered as W184 JPV and is now operated by John [ more... ]

 
  Kent Link added to the LS database
Date Added: 16/10/2009
 
 

Really delighted to add the Ashford haulier Kent Link to the site with their very familiar red livery.I am most grateful to Jim Lennox for securing [ more... ]

 
  Armoric on the M5
Date Added: 15/10/2009
 
 

Armoric Freight International are from Plymouth and operate a superbly turned out fleet of lorries involved in chilled and frozen distribution with [ more... ]

 
  S & S Distribution to be added to the LS database
Date Added: 14/10/2009
 
 

Really pleased to announce that we have received the requisite permissions and fleet list from the Kent based haulier S & S Distribution and they will [ more... ]

 
  New Scania for Thomson of Sauchen
Date Added: 13/10/2009
 
 

Thomson of Sauchen have a brand new Scania R620 6x2 (Top) tractor unit which has a tag axle configuration.The vehicle is pictured recently at Castle [ more... ]

 
  Safest DAF on the road ?
Date Added: 12/10/2009
 
 

John Weir have a brand new DAF that has been fitted with a whole host of additional safety equipment that arguably make it the safest DAF on the road. [ more... ]

 
  Dean Auld added to the LS database
Date Added: 11/10/2009
 
 

Dean Auld from Penrith in Cumbria have recently been added to the online searchable LS database. The company have the saying "Hauled by Auld" on their [ more... ]

 
  Jack Richards heritage vehicles
Date Added: 10/10/2009
 
 

Jack Richards from Fakenham used to be an all ERF fleet until that manufacturer ceased production some years back. Pictured here are two of their [ more... ]

 
  Unusual registration plate
Date Added: 09/10/2009
 
 

You get to see numerous personalised registration plates but this one caught my eye and how apt is it for a recovery truck

The photo is [ more... ]

 
  German heritage vehicle
Date Added: 08/10/2009
 
 

We do have a heritage vehicle section on the site but it currently only caters for UK registered vehicles. This German registered MAN rigid appears to [ more... ]

 
  Robinsons of Sandy
Date Added: 07/10/2009
 
 

It is always a pleasure to publish photos from the haulage companies that are listed on the site. Pictured here are two Volvo FH12 tractor units from [ more... ]

 
  A trio of James Hislop
Date Added: 06/10/2009
 
 

In the middle of deepest Derbyshire a tractor unit from the Scottish haulier James Hislop developed brake problems. They dispatched two other vehicles [ more... ]

 
  John Raymond stolen trailer help required
Date Added: 05/10/2009
 
 

Welsh haulier John Raymond had a 13.6m long by 4.7m High tri-axle red curtainsider trailer (Rockwool livery) stolen during the night of 28th to 29th [ more... ]

 
  Quayside distribution
Date Added: 04/10/2009
 
 

Quayside Distribution are one of the hauliers that I would like to see included on the site and I will be making representations to them with a view [ more... ]

 
  SMW Haulage at Thetford
Date Added: 03/10/2009
 
 

SMW Haulage are from Tiverton in God's own county of Devon and I have numerous photos of them working locally in Devon over the years. This photo was [ more... ]

 
  Lunar Freezing to be added to the site
Date Added: 02/10/2009
 
 

Lunar Freezing, Cold Storage and Transport will be added to the database in the very near future and what a simply stunning but simple blue and white [ more... ]

 
  Norbert Dentressangle added to the site
Date Added: 01/10/2009
 
 

We welcome a challenge at Lorryspotting and the addition of the French haulier Norbert Dentressangle will keep us occupied for a fair while to come [ more... ]

 
  Magirus Deutz nostalgia
Date Added: 30/09/2009
 
 

You can't beat a bit of nostalgia and when it comes to distinctive engine sounds the Magirus Deutz took gold medal all the time brings memories [ more... ]

 
  New Scanias for Fagan & Whalley
Date Added: 29/09/2009
 
 

The Burnley based haulier Fagan & Whalley have taken delivery of two brand new Scania R420 6x2 tractor units which went on the road over the weekend. [ more... ]

 
  New Scanias for Gregory Distribution
Date Added: 28/09/2009
 
 

Gregory Distribution have taken delivery of three new Scania R420 6x4 tractor units in Gregory environmental livery. Two of the units will be based in [ more... ]

 
  Night photography great shot
Date Added: 27/09/2009
 
 

Every now and again we receive a photo submission that shows superb picture composition and use of lighting available. Photography at night is never [ more... ]

 
  Alford Traffic added to the site
Date Added: 26/09/2009
 
 

I did read somewhere that the colour combination that most readily catches the human eye is yellow and black so Alford Traffic services must be one of [ more... ]

 
  Gammond's of Hereford yes please
Date Added: 25/09/2009
 
 

I am always grateful for suggestions of hauliers that could possibly be added to the database and Gammond's of Hereford to me really fit the bill. [ more... ]

 
  Eddie Stobart car transporters !
Date Added: 24/09/2009
 
 

At first glance you might believe that the Stobart Group have branched out into car transportation but in reality they are using a low loader trailer [ more... ]

 
  Bideford Quay with working truck
Date Added: 23/09/2009
 
 

For hundreds of years Bideford quay has served as a working port with the transportation of local goods. The local clay pit at Peters Marland uses the [ more... ]

 
  New Renault for Alfred Hymas
Date Added: 22/09/2009
 
 

Alfred Hymas have taken delivery of a brand new Renault Premium 450 DXi 6x2 (Priv) tractor unit which has been named Blue Sapphire.

The photo [ more... ]

 

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