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  Foulger Transport to be added to the site
Date Added: 19/02/2010
 
 

Foulger Transport from Snetterton in Norfolk will shortly be added to the database and I am eternally grateful to Frank White for obtaining the fleet [ more... ]

 
  Four more vehicles for M Way
Date Added: 19/02/2010
 
 

M Way & Son have acquired four vehicles from the fleet of E B Janes from Tiverton, two Renault Magnums,one Renault Premium and a MAN TG-A. Chumleigh [ more... ]

 
  Aardvark from Devon !
Date Added: 18/02/2010
 
 

Aardvark Excavations are from Woodbury Salterton in Devon and their fleet of vehicles all have AAR registration suffixes. Seen here is P888 AAR on the [ more... ]

 
  DHL fleet has plenty of liveries
Date Added: 18/02/2010
 
 

I made mention yesterday of how we were proceeding with adding the fleet details of DHL and the really great thing with a fleet this size are the [ more... ]

 
  DHL fleet list shaping up nicely
Date Added: 17/02/2010
 
 

DHL are by far the largest fleet that we have added to our online searchable database and we are very fortunate to have a very good relationship with [ more... ]

 
  Bobtail on the M5
Date Added: 17/02/2010
 
 

On the way back from a meeting in Bristol I stopped off at Taunton Deane for 10 minutes of photography and was greeted with K18 WTL (Ex FN02 JWV) [ more... ]

 
  Thomas Law to be added to the site
Date Added: 16/02/2010
 
 

We will shortly be adding the fleet of Thomas Law who are from Gartcosh just to the East of Glasgow. Many thanks to Paul Evans for their suggestion [ more... ]

 
  Eddie Stobart Polo team
Date Added: 16/02/2010
 
 

The Stobart group sponsor quite a few sporting teams and events including their own Polo team which has a vehicle that transports their [ more... ]

 
  Eric Gillie horse transportation
Date Added: 15/02/2010
 
 

Eric Gillie are a horse transport company from Kelso in Scotland and they run an amazing fleet of vehicles. If you want to know how much these sort of [ more... ]

 
  Gunns Transport cease trading
Date Added: 15/02/2010
 
 

The Erith based haulier Gunns Transport has ceased trading following the removal of support from their bank. Real pity as I would like to have put [ more... ]

 
  Pair of Evans
Date Added: 14/02/2010
 
 

Evans Transport from Barnstaple in North Devon are very local to me, so I was very happy to receive this picture of two of their vehicles taken on [ more... ]

 
  Renault Magnum for Westfield
Date Added: 14/02/2010
 
 

Westfield Transport are from Truro in Cornwall and they have recently taken delivery of the latest Renault Magnum with the 460 hp DXi [ more... ]

 
  Eddie Stobart tankers
Date Added: 13/02/2010
 
 

I made mention the other day about various hauliers venturing into the area of fuel transportation and pictured here is a MAN TG-X 26.440 6x2 (XL) [ more... ]

 
  New vehicle for Tyson H Burridge
Date Added: 13/02/2010
 
 

Tyson H Burridge have a brand new DAF FTGCF85 6x2 (SC) tractor unit which will go on the road on 1st March, it is named "Tarnside [ more... ]

 
  Popemobile for sale
Date Added: 12/02/2010
 
 

When Pope John Paul II visited Britain in 1982 he was transported around the huge crowds that gathered to see him on a specially converted Leyland [ more... ]

 
  Any chance of a Backy ?
Date Added: 11/02/2010
 
 

When I was a youngster all those many years ago if I didn't have my bike (A Chopper) and I was a long way from home I would ask any of my mates for a [ more... ]

 
  W H Malcolm Tankers !
Date Added: 10/02/2010
 
 

The number of hauliers who are now starting to look into fuel transportation has increased over the last few months with Eddie Stobart now having fuel [ more... ]

 
  Westfield at night
Date Added: 10/02/2010
 
 

Westfield Transport are from Truro in Cornwall and their black and white liveried vehicles are a familiar site on the UK motorway network.Pictured [ more... ]

 
  First 10 reg on the site
Date Added: 09/02/2010
 
 

The new registration mark on the 1st March will shortly be upon us and I received this photo recently of a Scania R440 4x2 (HL) which will join the [ more... ]

 
  D Steven cracking night shot
Date Added: 09/02/2010
 
 

Taking great photos at night is an art form and when people get it right the results can be brilliant.This fine example was taken with a Canon 450D [ more... ]

 
  J B Rawcliffe new MAN TG-X
Date Added: 08/02/2010
 
 

J B Rawcliffe from Skelmersdale have a new MAN TG-X 41.680 8x4 (XXL) left hand drive tractor unit.The vehicle is plated to work at STGO Cat 3 at up [ more... ]

 
  Turners of Hoole added to the LS database
Date Added: 08/02/2010
 
 

Turners of Hoole are a real welcome addition to the site with their predominantly ERF fleet and most vehicles with THL registration suffixes.I am most [ more... ]

 
  A brace of Hargreaves on the M5
Date Added: 07/02/2010
 
 

Hargreaves are one of my favourite fleets on the site and a couple of years ago I was presented with this great scene of two of their Scania R420 6x2 [ more... ]

 
  Harper Haulage pity about them
Date Added: 07/02/2010
 
 

One of the fleets I would have liked to have placed onto the LS database was Harper Haulage from Prestatyn, Denbighshire. They decided in late 2008 [ more... ]

 
  M & S Freight forwarding added to the site
Date Added: 06/02/2010
 
 

M & S Freight Forwarding have recently been added to the online searchable database and what a fantastic looking fleet they are. I am grateful to [ more... ]

 
  Graham Sweeting from Somerset
Date Added: 06/02/2010
 
 

The Sweetings from Somerset are much like the Gilders from Gloucestershire with many relatives with the same name operating haulage companies in very [ more... ]

 
  John Lewis Partnership added to the LS database
Date Added: 05/02/2010
 
 

Really pleased with the addition of the 610 vehicles from The John Lewis Partnership who operate vehicles in the livery of Waitrose and John Lewis. I [ more... ]

 
  Prestons memories.
Date Added: 04/02/2010
 
 

Prestons of Potto with ERFs now there's a trip down memory lane if ever there was one. Photo is courtesy of and copyrighted to Adrian [ more... ]

 
  Alex Mutch from Dundee to be added
Date Added: 03/02/2010
 
 

Alex Mutch are from Dundee and Brian has managed to get a full fleet list and their cooperation for being listed on the site. This pictures was taken [ more... ]

 
  AEC Mercury of Sparks
Date Added: 03/02/2010
 
 

The AEC Mercury was one of the most ubiquitous lorries of the 60's and early 70's and was available in both tractor unit and rigid formats. This old [ more... ]

 
  Parsons Mercedes with dog in same livery
Date Added: 02/02/2010
 
 

I am always interested in strange and somewhat unusual photos and this one of the latest Parsons Distribution Mercedes Actros appears to have a [ more... ]

 
  Amesbury Transport blast from the past
Date Added: 02/02/2010
 
 

Talk about a blast from the past what about this one from the mid seventies of an Amesbury Transport Volvo F717 4x2 with tandem trailer on the A303 [ more... ]

 
  Britannia Logistics we want you on the site please
Date Added: 01/02/2010
 
 

We are very keen to see Britannia Logistics on the site as they have rather a unique fleet numbering and naming policy. Pictured here is Renault [ more... ]

 
  Alfred Hymas new Volvo
Date Added: 01/02/2010
 
 

Alfred Hymas have a brand new Volvo FH 460 6x2 (G) tractor unit which is pictured here at their Burton Leonard depot on Sunday 31st January 2010. [ more... ]

 
  Clugston Distribution added to the LS database
Date Added: 01/02/2010
 
 

Clugston Distribution are the very latest haulier to be added to the online LS searchable database. I am most grateful to Paul Evans for securing the [ more... ]

 
  Ouch that must have hurt !
Date Added: 31/01/2010
 
 

This trailer had been loaded with 7 pallets of wine before the tractor unit unhitched, pity it had been loaded at the front.
Photo courtesy of and [ more... ]

 
  New Renault Premium 460 DXi for Downton
Date Added: 31/01/2010
 
 

Downton from Moreton Valence in Gloucestershire have taken delivery of a brand new Renault Premium 460 DXi 6x2 (Priv) tractor unit making it the first [ more... ]

 
  R I Stamper ex Eddie Stobart drawbar
Date Added: 30/01/2010
 
 

R I Stamper are from Kirkbride in Cumbria and one of their vehicles is an ex Eddie Stobart FH12 380 6W drawbar which is pictured here hauling bales of [ more... ]

 
  Maiden's of Telford at Darlington
Date Added: 29/01/2010
 
 

Maiden's of Telford were one of the fleets that I tried to get onto the database for years before they finally decided to come on board.As my old Nan [ more... ]

 
  Towens of Weston
Date Added: 29/01/2010
 
 

Towens of Weston were a very welcome addition to the database with their immaculate fleet of tippers in a yellow and black livery.

The photo [ more... ]

 
  RTH Lubbers in Aberdeen
Date Added: 28/01/2010
 
 

RTH Lubbers have been one of the most welcomed hauliers on the site by all of our members.Their vehicles invariably have RTH registration suffixes and [ more... ]

 
  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... ]

 

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