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  Oakbank Services company car ?
Date Added: 28/01/2010
 
 

Oakbank services have recently been added to the site and it seems they have a Skip which bears a remarkable resemblance to a converted Mini [ more... ]

 
  Countrywide at Truckstar !
Date Added: 27/01/2010
 
 

In July of every year there is the annual Truckstar festival in the town of Assen in the Netherlands.Last year Countrywide entered S8 CWF which came [ more... ]

 
  Gregory Distribution many thanks for your help
Date Added: 26/01/2010
 
 

I am grateful to every haulier on the database who has given permission for us to list their vehicles on our database and for the continuing flow of [ more... ]

 
  JHP Transport added to the LS database
Date Added: 26/01/2010
 
 

JHP Transport from Lanark are the latest haulier to be added to the Lorryspotting online database. The company might only have two vehicles but boy [ more... ]

 
  Gibsons of Garstang vintage Bedford
Date Added: 25/01/2010
 
 

A Lorryspotting member recently visited the premises of Gibsons of Garstang and was made most welcome.Their two vintage Bedford livestock transporters [ more... ]

 
  H D Ricketts at the Peak truck show
Date Added: 24/01/2010
 
 

Whilst sorting through various photo directories on one of the office computers I came across a whole load of photos taken at the Peak truck show in [ more... ]

 
  SBS Removals very tasty !
Date Added: 23/01/2010
 
 

SBS Removals from Sheffield must have one of the most distinctive liveries going for a removal firm. Pictured here on Riverside Drive Aberdeen is R1 [ more... ]

 
  Ford Transcontinental blast from the past
Date Added: 23/01/2010
 
 

The Ford Transcontinental was manufactured between 1975 and 1983 and it was made almost entirely from OEM parts ie; cab was from Berliet, engine from [ more... ]

 
  Kane Group added to the LS database
Date Added: 22/01/2010
 
 

The Kane Group have become the latest haulier to have their fleet details listed on the Lorryspotting online searchable database. The fleet of tippers [ more... ]

 
  Richards and Osborne one of my favourite fleets
Date Added: 22/01/2010
 
 

As Lorryspotting is a West Country based company there is ample opportunity to photograph the numerous fleets that are based in Devon and Cornwall. [ more... ]

 
  Welsh patriotism is alive and well
Date Added: 21/01/2010
 
 

I was talking to a Lorryspotting member the other day about how most Scottish hauliers have some form of reference to Scotland on the lorry, could be [ more... ]

 
  Allely's in Scotland
Date Added: 20/01/2010
 
 

One of the heavy hauliers listed on the site is Allely's from Studley in Warwickshire. Pictured here at Hamilton services is one of their vehicles [ more... ]

 
  George Jenkins moving house !
Date Added: 20/01/2010
 
 

George Jenkins are from Apse Heath on The Isle of Wight and two of their vehicles are seen here on the A1 with sections of prefabricated houses. Looks [ more... ]

 
  Very apt name
Date Added: 19/01/2010
 
 

Many years ago whilst working in Dartford I arrived at work one morning to find this lorry delivering opposite our offices.A potato merchant named [ more... ]

 
  Recovery trucks possible additional feature
Date Added: 18/01/2010
 
 

Recovery trucks are a specialist part of the transport industry and it seems that the registration suffix TOW is very prevalent amongst those vehicles [ more... ]

 
  New Scanias for Bretts Transport
Date Added: 18/01/2010
 
 

Bretts Transport from Guyhirn near Wisbech have several new Scania R400 6x2 (HL) tractor units which can be seen across the UK.. Pictured here is AY59 [ more... ]

 
  H Askey at Truckfest
Date Added: 17/01/2010
 
 

One of my favourite fleets on the LS database is H Askey from Sheffield who run a really well turned out mixed fleet of rigids and tractor units.This [ more... ]

 
  Nedexco on the M56
Date Added: 17/01/2010
 
 

Nedexco are one of our European hauliers who are very regular visitors to the UK. Pictured here on the M56 is one of their Volvo FH 400 4 x2 (GXL) [ more... ]

 
  Extra long Stobart
Date Added: 16/01/2010
 
 

Denby Transport and Stan Robinson had an idea of an additional trailer behind a normal artic roll trailer, well from this picture it seems that the [ more... ]

 
  I & I Forbes to be added to the LS database
Date Added: 15/01/2010
 
 

We will shortly be adding the fleet details of I & I Forbes from Auchterader in Perthshire, Scotland locally referred to as the "Lang Toon" due to the [ more... ]

 
  Iceland lorry in apt setting
Date Added: 15/01/2010
 
 

With the recent adverse weather conditions with snow and ice in abundance it made me chuckle to receive this photo of a DHL Volvo FM12 in Iceland [ more... ]

 
  Ken Thomas now did they operate this vehicle ?
Date Added: 14/01/2010
 
 

Ken Thomas were one of the very first hauliers to be added to the database way back in 1998 and what a brilliant fleet they operated. The question is [ more... ]

 
  James B Kerr to be added to the LS database
Date Added: 14/01/2010
 
 

The Dumfries fleet of james B Kerr will shortly be added to the LS database and what a welcome addition they are in their lovely blue and gold [ more... ]

 
  Knights of Old new vehicles
Date Added: 13/01/2010
 
 

Knights of Old from Kettering have several new Scania R440 6x2 (Top) tractor units which are replacement vehicles.Pictured here is KX59 GTZ named Sir [ more... ]

 
  Collett with wind turbines
Date Added: 13/01/2010
 
 

Collett Heavy Transport are from Halifax and are one of the main UK companies that specialize in the transportation of wind turbines. I received some [ more... ]

 
  Eric Mattheeuws to be added to the LS database
Date Added: 12/01/2010
 
 

The Dover based haulier Eric Mattheeuws will shortly be added to the LS online database. I am really grateful to Craig Dalrymple for his efforts in [ more... ]

 
  Coille Haulage new drawbar
Date Added: 12/01/2010
 
 

Coille Haulage from Lochgilphead in Scotland have a brand new Volvo FH 500 6W (G) Timber drawbar in their familiar yellow and red livery. The vehicle [ more... ]

 
  New Actros for L A Reed
Date Added: 11/01/2010
 
 

L A Reed from Goole have a brand new Mercedes Actros 2546 6x2 tractor unit which in accordance with their vehicle naming policy has been named Ouse [ more... ]

 
  Astran Volvo now with Mike Garbutt
Date Added: 11/01/2010
 
 

Mike Garbutt now have a Volvo FH12 420 6x2 CD (GXL) tractor unit which used to be operated by the legendary company Astran who piloted the Middle East [ more... ]

 
  Volvo F86 vintage for W H Malcom collection
Date Added: 10/01/2010
 
 

The latest addition to the ever growing fleet of W H Malcom vintage vehicles is this remarkable Volvo F86 6W rigid which is pictured here at their [ more... ]

 
  Lenham Storage new vehicles
Date Added: 10/01/2010
 
 

Lenham Storage have several new vehicles in the form of Mercedes Actros 2546 6x2 (MSC) tractor units which will be joining their fleet [ more... ]

 
  J R Harding Leyland T45
Date Added: 09/01/2010
 
 

Living in the South West means I get to see numerous vehicles of those hauliers who are situated in this part of the country. One of my favourite [ more... ]

 
  Prestons of Potto ERF
Date Added: 08/01/2010
 
 

Prestons of Potto with ERFs now there's a trip down memory lane if ever there was one. This tractor and trailer combo is slightly unusual for a 38 [ more... ]

 
  Couple of Westfields
Date Added: 07/01/2010
 
 

Westfield Transport from Truro in Cornwall are one of those fleets that you frequently see on the M5 and quite often two at the same time. This photo [ more... ]

 
  Snow in Banbury
Date Added: 06/01/2010
 
 

Quite a lot of photos of lorries in the snow and this is a great example of a Chaplin Renault Magnum in Banbury this morning.

The photo is [ more... ]

 
  New vehicles for TNT
Date Added: 05/01/2010
 
 

TNT have taken delivery of quite a few DAF FALF45 140 4W Boxvan rigids with fleet numbers starting from 3395. Pictured here on the M1 yesterday is [ more... ]

 
  Eddie Stobart with Dominion Gas trailer ?
Date Added: 05/01/2010
 
 

The Stobart Group are well known for hauling any trailers around the UK that make them a profit but this is the first that I have seen from Dominion [ more... ]

 
  What trailer to use ?
Date Added: 05/01/2010
 
 

One of our members works for a company in Nottingham who loaned a rail drill to Balfour Beatty some weeks ago. It was returned on Friday on the back [ more... ]

 
  Chip it down !
Date Added: 04/01/2010
 
 

There are quite a few companies out there who will electronically chip your lorry in order to increase the bhp output of the engine. There is [ more... ]

 
  Bus advertising made us laugh
Date Added: 03/01/2010
 
 

We receive numerous photos every day at the offices of Lorryspotting but none that have made us laugh as much as this one. It seems on the face of it [ more... ]

 
  Canute are in my sights for 2010
Date Added: 02/01/2010
 
 

For the coming year there are a few hauliers who I would like to see on the site and one of them is Canute who have been a favourite of mine for many [ more... ]

 
  Ex Innovate vehicles for W H Malcolm
Date Added: 02/01/2010
 
 

W H Malcolm have received yet more of the ex Innovate Volvo FH 480 6x2 (GXL) tractor units which have been put into temporary W H Malcolm [ more... ]

 
  New Year new fleet
Date Added: 01/01/2010
 
 

First of all a very happy New Year to all of our members and non members alike who make this the most popular UK truck related website there is. The [ more... ]

 
  Russell Burgess from the 90's
Date Added: 31/12/2009
 
 

One of my New Year resolutions will be to make a start on the massive task of scanning and uploading some 50,000 photos taken from 1970 until the mid [ more... ]

 
  Ex M Way vehicle for disposal
Date Added: 31/12/2009
 
 

As with every fleet on the LS database hauliers dispose/sell vehicles no longer required in their fleets.Large numbers are exported to Africa or the [ more... ]

 
  D K Teasdale on the M25
Date Added: 30/12/2009
 
 

D K Teasdale were recently added to the heavy haulier section and pictured here is their Volvo FH16 520 6x4 (GXL) tractor unit with tri axle Cometto [ more... ]

 
  Seymour Transport acquired by LS listed haulier
Date Added: 30/12/2009
 
 

Mole tells me that through Tweets, he has it on good authority that Seymour Transport have been acquired by another LS listed haulier. When the [ more... ]

 
  E Park & Sons added to the LS database
Date Added: 29/12/2009
 
 

I am delighted to announce the inclusion of E Park & Sons to the searchable LS database. The company are potato merchants and have a fine fleet of [ more... ]

 
  New Scanias for James Nuttall
Date Added: 29/12/2009
 
 

James Nuttall have some new R400 4x2 (HL) Scania tractor units in the livery of their long term customer Dunelm Mill. The vehicle is pictured here at [ more... ]

 
  Dennis Pax refuse vehicles
Date Added: 28/12/2009
 
 

Dennis specialist vehicles have been around since 1895 when the company was founded by the Dennis brothers. They have manufactured buses,fire engines [ more... ]

 
  New Volvos for R W Simpson
Date Added: 28/12/2009
 
 

R W Simpson have several brand new Volvo FH 460 6x2 (GXL) tractor units which have recently been delivered to their Sheffield depot.

The [ more... ]

 
  Red Bank unusual rigid
Date Added: 27/12/2009
 
 

Red Bank have a few unusual lorries in their fleet including this Volvo FM12 8W Curtainside rigid. Normally 8W rigids are almost always tippers or [ more... ]

 
  Maritime Transport buy DHL Container Logistics
Date Added: 26/12/2009
 
 

Whilst in the office the other day I heard a "Tweet" that Maritime Transport had acquired the DHL container division. A phone call to the company was [ more... ]

 
  Brand new M Kibble lorry working today
Date Added: 25/12/2009
 
 

I am frequently asked every year if there are any lorries working over the Christmas period. Well this one most certainly will be undergoing a [ more... ]

 
  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... ]

 

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