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  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... ]

 
  Nicol of Skene added to the site
Date Added: 21/09/2009
 
 

Delighted to be able to include the Scottish fleet of Nicol of Skene on the site.The fleet are mainly rigid tippers and quite a few have the NSC [ more... ]

 
  Neil Yates Recovery now on site
Date Added: 20/09/2009
 
 

Neil Yates Recovery are now fully listed on the site and they are the first recovery company to be listed.Many of their vehicles have the apt [ more... ]

 
  New DAFs for Turners of Soham
Date Added: 18/09/2009
 
 

Turners of Soham have a brand new DAF FTPCF85 410 6x2 (SC) tractor unit which is pictured here on Townwall St Dover on 16/09/2009.

The photo is [ more... ]

 
  Stuart Durrant stolen trailer
Date Added: 18/09/2009
 
 

Stuart Durrant had a Schmitz Cargobull tri axle curtainside trailer stolen from their Pontypool yard on Saturday 12/09/2009. If anyone has any [ more... ]

 
  New drawbar for Eddie Stobart
Date Added: 18/09/2009
 
 

The Stobart Group are in the process of having some brand new Scania R420 (HL) drawbar units delivered to their Carlisle HQ. Pictured here is unit [ more... ]

 
  New DAFs for Jack Richards
Date Added: 17/09/2009
 
 

The Fakenham based haulier Jack Richards have taken delivery of four brand new DAF FTGXF105 460 6x2 (SC) tractor units. Three of the units will be [ more... ]

 
  New MAN TG-X for Eddie Stobart
Date Added: 16/09/2009
 
 

G Stobbart are a sub contractor to the Stobart Group and they recently took delivery of a brand new MAN TG-X 6x2 (XXL) tractor unit with the name of [ more... ]

 
  D Mortimer in Greece
Date Added: 15/09/2009
 
 

D Mortimer are from Melksham in Wiltshire and it always brings a smile to my face when I see one of their trailers with the phrase "Eat more [ more... ]

 
  Post Kogeko in Scotland
Date Added: 14/09/2009
 
 

The inclusion of European hauliers onto the database has been very well received by members and photos from all over the UK have been submitted. [ more... ]

 
  Heritage vehicles
Date Added: 13/09/2009
 
 

The database contains the details of numerous Heritage Vehicles that are designated with the prefix HV. Pictured here are three from the Wimblington [ more... ]

 
  TNT to be added to the LS database
Date Added: 12/09/2009
 
 

I am delighted to announce that one of my all time favourite hauliers has been added to the database. TNT must have the most noticeable fleet numbers [ more... ]

 
  Up the Mariners
Date Added: 11/09/2009
 
 

One haulier who I would love to put on the site is Quayside Distribution from Grimsby who run a mainly Renault fleet.Their latest vehicle and trailer [ more... ]

 
  New Scania for Scotlee
Date Added: 10/09/2009
 
 

Scotlee from Irvine have a new Scania R580 6x2 (Top) tractor unit which has been named Wee Jenny.The vehicle is pictured here at its Irvine base [ more... ]

 
  New Volvo for R J & I Monkhouse
Date Added: 09/09/2009
 
 

R J & I Monkhouse have just taken delivery of a brand new FH 500 6x2 (G) with a tag axle set up. In keeping with their naming policy the vehicle [ more... ]

 
  New wrap livery for George H Kime
Date Added: 08/09/2009
 
 

The Wrangle based haulier George H Kime have a new wrap livery which can be seen on this MAN TG-X 26.440 6x2 (XLX) tractor unit. As wrap liveries go I [ more... ]

 
  ABS (UK) Ltd a cracking fleet
Date Added: 07/09/2009
 
 

What a fabulous looking vehicle this Volvo FH 480 6 X 2 (G) is from the fleet of ABS (UK) Ltd. Does anyone know where they are from and even better a [ more... ]

 
  Coles Plant from Torrington
Date Added: 06/09/2009
 
 

Coles Plant Hire are from Langtree near Torrington in North Devon and their Volvo FH16 610 6x4 (G) tractor unit was seen recently at Dartford. I think [ more... ]

 
  New Scania for P & C Hamilton
Date Added: 05/09/2009
 
 

P & C Hamilton have put a new Scania R series 4x2 (Top) tractor unit with registration V8 PCH on the road to replace the DAF that used to carry V8 [ more... ]

 
  8 new DAFs for Alan Firmin
Date Added: 04/09/2009
 
 

Alan Firmin have 8 brand new DAF FTGXF105 460 6x2 (SSC) tractor units which have been bought to service the recently won Knauf plasterboard [ more... ]

 
  5 new DAFs for Matthew Kibble Transport
Date Added: 03/09/2009
 
 

Matthew Kibble Transport have just taken delivery of 5 new DAF FTGXF105 6x2 (SSC) tractor units all of which are on the new 59 registration [ more... ]

 
  Eddie Stobart base vehicles in Dublin
Date Added: 02/09/2009
 
 

The Stobart Group have started to relocate some of their vehicles to the Irish Republic and thanks to the system put in place by our web designers we [ more... ]

 
  1st September new 59 reg
Date Added: 01/09/2009
 
 

Today sees the introduction of the new 59 plate registration and we already have about 20 vehicles going on the road today. Pictured here is the DAF [ more... ]

 
  Brace of Evans
Date Added: 31/08/2009
 
 

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... ]

 
  Austin trucks
Date Added: 30/08/2009
 
 

Austin manufactured lorries as well as cars from 1908 until 1951 when they were merged with the Nuffield Corporation to form the British Motor [ more... ]

 
  Big Mac time
Date Added: 29/08/2009
 
 

W H Malcolm have been building up quite a fleet of heritage vehicles over the last couple of years which has culminated in their building the Donald [ more... ]

 
  Quite an unusual Volvo
Date Added: 28/08/2009
 
 

You lose count of all the Volvo FHs that you see up and down the motorway network of the UK, so always a breath of fresh air to see a Volvo NH on the [ more... ]

 
  S Morris to be added to the site
Date Added: 27/08/2009
 
 

S Morris are a Westcountry firm supplying ready mixed concrete and aggregates from Charlton Adam in Somerset who have a fleet of 32 vehicles in their [ more... ]

 
  RAF Battle of Britain memorial flight
Date Added: 26/08/2009
 
 

The Battle of Britain memorial flight have a fantastic flight simulator which goes around the country to various shows and fayres. I'd love to know [ more... ]

 
  ALE Heavy Lift on the move
Date Added: 25/08/2009
 
 

I am going to try to get ALE Heavy Lift onto the site at some stage in the future as they really are one of the leading heavy haulage companies in the [ more... ]

 
  DAF in a tidy order
Date Added: 24/08/2009
 
 

I have always had a soft spot for the old Leyland Daf tractor units from yesteryear and what a fine example this one is from the fleet of Pentons [ more... ]

 
  New 59 reg DAFs for Stalkers
Date Added: 23/08/2009
 
 

Stalkers from Brampton in Cumbria have 4 new DAF FTGCF85 460 6x2 (SC) tractor units which will shortly be joining their fleet on 1st [ more... ]

 
  New Scanias for M C Mountain
Date Added: 22/08/2009
 
 

The Sleaford based haulier M C Mountain are due to take delivery of 6 brand new Scania R440 6x2 (HL) tractor units which will go on the road on the [ more... ]

 
  A long way from home
Date Added: 21/08/2009
 
 

Whilst out on the A361 North Devon link road recently I took a photo of a vehicle that was a right stranger in camp some 600 miles from home.The photo [ more... ]

 
  A really red lorry
Date Added: 19/08/2009
 
 

Now I quite like red lorries but this is taking it to another level with a red trailer and to cap it all red equipment on the trailer.

The [ more... ]

 
  The history of Lorryspotting (3)
Date Added: 18/08/2009
 
 

By 2003 the site had 139 hauliers listed and the number of photos on the site had reached the heady heights of 1,200 with them being added at the rate [ more... ]

 
  They're tomatoes not baked beans
Date Added: 17/08/2009
 
 

Brauntons wholesale grocer Edd's fruit & veg have one of their lorries in a vinyl wrap that to the naked eye looks like baked beans, whereas on closer [ more... ]

 
  A wide load at Carlisle
Date Added: 16/08/2009
 
 

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... ]

 
  The history of Lorryspotting (2)
Date Added: 15/08/2009
 
 

By early 2001 the site had increased to 33 hauliers being listed with the first Scottish haulier being the Hamilton based Yuill & Dodds. By this time [ more... ]

 
  The history of Lorryspotting (1)
Date Added: 14/08/2009
 
 

The very start of Lorryspotting can be traced back to March 1997 when a chap by the name of Doug Chinnery decided he was going to stop updating his [ more... ]

 
  First 59 reg vehicle on site ?
Date Added: 13/08/2009
 
 

The 1st September will see the 59 registrations being issued and I received this photo which may well be the first 59 reg vehicle on the [ more... ]

 
  City Transport a trip down memory lane
Date Added: 12/08/2009
 
 

Come on now show your age and admit you can remember when City Transport ran 5,000 vehicles from Milton Keynes. All the vehicles were contract hired [ more... ]

 
  Hogg Haul I do like these !
Date Added: 11/08/2009
 
 

Hogg Haul from Haddington in East Lothian Scotland are firmly within our sights for inclusion on the LS database as they all have names and fleet [ more... ]

 
  Plenty of apples
Date Added: 10/08/2009
 
 

The UK apple season is nearly upon us and one of the hauliers on the database is busy with delivering apples for the production of cider across the [ more... ]

 
  Scania R440 for Mason Brothers
Date Added: 08/08/2009
 
 

Mason Brothers have acquired two brand new Scania R440 6x2 (Top) tractor units with fleet numbers 26 and 28. These vehicles might well be seen all [ more... ]

 
  Scanias easier to convert ?
Date Added: 07/08/2009
 
 

There are quite a few examples on the database of vehicles being converted from tractor units into high powered rigids and it just seems that in the [ more... ]

 
  New Scanias for W H Malcolm
Date Added: 06/08/2009
 
 

W H Malcolm have taken delivery of several new Scania P380 8W Tippers for use in their construction division. Pictured here is SF09 ECT at Seafield [ more... ]

 
  Scania with real attitude !
Date Added: 05/08/2009
 
 

Always grateful for pictures of rare or interesting trucks and this Scania R164G 580 6 X 4 drawbar unit operated by Ahern Waste Management certainly [ more... ]

 
  H C Wilson at Harwich
Date Added: 04/08/2009
 
 

The heavy haulage section of the site is always well supported and I always welcome photos of these lorries in action. Pictured here is the Scania [ more... ]

 
  Truckfest Scotland 2009
Date Added: 03/08/2009
 
 

W H Malcolm are always very well represented at Truckfest Scotland and this year their heritage vehicles were quite some attraction. Seen here is [ more... ]

 
  Truckfest Scotland
Date Added: 02/08/2009
 
 

This weekend sees the annual Truckfest Scotland at the show ground in Edinburgh.Numerous LS hauliers attend this event including Mackirdy of Rothesay [ more... ]

 
  What a red letter day !
Date Added: 01/08/2009
 
 

Well they are now on the site and what a really welcome addition they are, the 1,000th active fleet to be added to the site are the lorries of the [ more... ]

 
  100,000th photo Dave Baxter take a bow
Date Added: 01/08/2009
 
 

My good friend from Peterborough mentioned that I should put a really cracking picture onto the site as the official 100,000th photo uploaded to the [ more... ]

 
  Remember DAF 2800's
Date Added: 31/07/2009
 
 

I received this photo the other day from John Strachan from Glenrothes in Fife, who although is not a member thought I might be interested in this [ more... ]

 
  Everyday photo of a Denby vehicle
Date Added: 30/07/2009
 
 

One of the fleets that I was most happy to add to the database was that of Denby from Lincoln whose livery just goes to prove that less is [ more... ]

 
  Truckstar Festival Assen
Date Added: 29/07/2009
 
 

Last weekend was the annual Truckstar festival at Assen in The Netherlands and H J Van Bentum used the occasion to showcase several brand new Scania [ more... ]

 
  Funstons with a container !
Date Added: 28/07/2009
 
 

Funstons have been on the LS database for a number of years now and they are a specialist chilled and frozen goods distributor. You can imagine my [ more... ]

 
  William Gilder vintage vehicle
Date Added: 27/07/2009
 
 

One of our members recently attended the Welland Steam rally where this Leyland Octopus 8W Flatbed was on show. This and other vehicles in attendance [ more... ]

 
  Richard Read vintage vehicle
Date Added: 26/07/2009
 
 

One of our members recently attended the Welland Steam rally where this ERF 6W tanker in the livery of Richard Read was on show.

The photo is [ more... ]

 
  P M Clarke part acquired by William C Hockin
Date Added: 24/07/2009
 
 

The Barnstaple haulier P M Clarke recently went into voluntary liquidation and luckily enough North Devon haulier William C Hockin took on five of the [ more... ]

 
  Can I have a backy ?
Date Added: 23/07/2009
 
 

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... ]

 
  Old Bassettt Group ERF
Date Added: 22/07/2009
 
 

We are rapidly approaching the twin milestones of 100,000 photos and 1,000 active hauliers being listed. Following this event there will be plenty of [ more... ]

 
  RTH Lubbers to be added to the LS database
Date Added: 21/07/2009
 
 

RTH Lubbers are based at Newcastle and Aberdeen and all of their fleet have RTH registration suffixes. I am eternally grateful to Audrey Jolly for [ more... ]

 
  R J Webber South Molton
Date Added: 20/07/2009
 
 

I have taken numerous photos of the fleets of Evans Transport and M Way at Bideford quay over the last three weeks, so it was a real turn up for the [ more... ]

 
  A real rare one !
Date Added: 19/07/2009
 
 

I do receive photos of some quite odd vehicles but I have to say I have never seen a Scania R124L 420 8W Flatbed in my life before and probably will [ more... ]

 
  Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Date Added: 18/07/2009
 
 

Blackpool seafront is quite an unusual location for a truck photograph so I was more than happy to use this one for a news item. At the top of the [ more... ]

 
  Dissegna possible European addition ?
Date Added: 17/07/2009
 
 

Dissegna are an Italian haulier who have a very distinctive livery and each vehicle appears to have a prominent fleet number. This vehicle was [ more... ]

 
  New Scanias for Day Aggregates
Date Added: 16/07/2009
 
 

Day Aggregates have two brand new Scania P380 8W Tippers in the livery of Bardon Aggregates which will be based at their Isle of Grain depot.Pictured [ more... ]

 
  G Owen & Sons to be added to the site
Date Added: 15/07/2009
 
 

I am really pleased to announce that the fleet of G Owen & Sons from Montgomeryshire will be added to the LS database at some stage in the near [ more... ]

 
  Ayrshire Road Run weekend
Date Added: 14/07/2009
 
 

The annual Ayrshire Road Run for vintage commercial vehicles took place over the weekend and we received numerous photographs from members who [ more... ]

 
  New MAN for Eddie Stobart
Date Added: 13/07/2009
 
 

They say a change is as good as a rest and the recent mass deliveries of Scania G380 4x2 and Volvo FH 480 6x2 (GXL) tractor units for the Stobart [ more... ]

 
  Tippers hard at work
Date Added: 12/07/2009
 
 

Haulage doesn't get much tougher than bulk tipping and in the recent hot weather you have to take your hat off to these drivers . Photo is courtesy [ more... ]

 
  Central Demolition added to the LS database
Date Added: 11/07/2009
 
 

Central Demolition are from Bonnybridge in Scotland and just about every vehicle has a CDD registration suffix. I am most grateful to Brian and the [ more... ]

 
  Sparks Transport on the A303 near Bourton
Date Added: 10/07/2009
 
 

Sparks Transport are one of my favourite fleets and their fleet of green and gold lorries are based at Glastonbury in Somerset. This photo was taken [ more... ]

 
  New DAFs for Robert Wiseman Dairies
Date Added: 09/07/2009
 
 

Robert Wiseman are in the process of taking delivery of numerous DAF FTCF85 360 4x2 tractor units which will be used across their UK trunking network. [ more... ]

 
  John Miller new Scania drawbar
Date Added: 08/07/2009
 
 

John Miller have a brand new Scania R480 6W Timber drawbar unit for use on its forestry contracts.The vehicle is seen here on the A74(M) at junction [ more... ]

 
  New DAF tippers for Yuill & Dodds
Date Added: 08/07/2009
 
 

Yuill & Dodds from Hamilton have a couple of brand new DAF FADCF85 360 8W Tippers which have recently joined their fleet. Pictured here is Scottish [ more... ]

 
  Rowntrees Fruit Pastille lorry
Date Added: 07/07/2009
 
 

Tanker trailers don't come much better than this example from Nestle Logistics of a Rowntree Fruit Pastille liveried tandem axle tanker.

The [ more... ]

 
  Leggetts Transport into administration
Date Added: 07/07/2009
 
 

Leggetts Transport yesterday went into administration and the following statement appeared on their website.

Gregory Andrew Palfrey and Stephen [ more... ]

 
  Faheys of St. Austell
Date Added: 06/07/2009
 
 

This fleet from St Austell in Cornwall are one of my favourites and whilst having a spot of lunch today on the A38 I managed to take this picture of [ more... ]

 
  Elite Transport really kind donation
Date Added: 05/07/2009
 
 

Elite Transport have 16 new Mercedes Actros 2546 6x2 (MSC) tractor units and they have most kindly offered to donate 500 to a charity of my choice [ more... ]

 
  S & A Transport at school prom
Date Added: 05/07/2009
 
 

Mention was made recently of lorries being used to take people to their school prom. S & A Transport took Tom Nicholls to his prom in this Scania R420 [ more... ]

 
  Eddie Stobart lorry for school prom
Date Added: 04/07/2009
 
 

Clive Cowern Transport kindly allowed one oftheir Eddie Stobart liveries vehicles to take LS member Sam Roden to his school prom recently and pictured [ more... ]

 

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