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Ford Model T truck SV 6671 at Harewood 08

An early Ford Model T truck with wooden cab

Commercial vehicles are a popular collectors item and some are already listed in the Heavy Haulage section, with the main companies featured but this area of preservation can be built on from here.

Manufacturers

A few for starters, some with articles others needing one starting yet (indicated by red links).

Steam era

Make Location Founded in Date Defunct Date Taken over By Date of take over Notes
Foden Sandbach Cheshire 1856 2006 Paccar 1980 Name now dropped from use
Fowler Leeds 18 ? 1970's Rotary Hoes 1946 taken over by Marshall, Sons & Co., Then by Leyland
Garrett Leiston 1897 (Ltd co) 1985 Beyer, Peacock & Co 1932 Went bust when AGE Collapsed
Mann's Patent Steam Cart and Wagon Co. Leeds 1899 1929 - - Business collapsed in the depression
Scammell Watford 18? 1990s Leyland Trucks 1960's collapsed in Leylands ownership, but Unipower created from remains.
Sentinel Shrewsbury 1915 Rolls Royce 1956 switch to rail locs
Thornycroft Basingstoke 1896 1977 AEC 196? switched to diesel lorries
Yorkshire Patent Steam Wagon Co. Leeds 1901 1993 - - Last lorry built in 1937

Early Diesel powered

Chris Bennett Volvo 8x4

A Modern Heavy Haulage outfit pulled by a Volvo Truck operated by Chris Bennett

List of companies that built trucks from 1920s till 1980s and most are now defunct brands.

British - Pre 1940's Manufacturers A-Z

Asia & The Far East (A-Z General Lorry & Truck Manufacturers)

  • Beijing (China)
  • CAMC (China)
  • Chingkangshan (China)
  • Dongfeng (China)
  • FAW (China)
  • Foton (China)
  • Hanyang (China)
  • Howo (China)
  • Huanghe (China)
  • Jiefang (China)
  • Jianghuai (China)
  • JMC-Jiangling Motor Company (China)
  • Powerstar (China)
  • Shacman (China)
  • Shanghai Heavy Motorvehicle Plant (China)
  • Shaanxi-MAN (China)
  • Sinotruc (China)
  • Yuejin (China)
  • Daihatsu Motor Company (Japan)
  • Fuso-MMC (Japan)
  • Hino Motors (Japan)
  • Hitachi (Japan)
  • Isuzu Motors Limited (Japan)
  • Kawasaki (Japan)
  • Komatsu (Japan)
  • Mazda Motor Company (Japan)
  • Mitsubishi Motors (Japan)
  • Nissan Diesel (Japan)
  • Toyota Motor Company (Japan)
  • UD-Minsei NMC (Japan)
  • Dodge (Australia)
  • Leader (Australia)
  • OKA (Australia)
  • RFW (Australia)
  • ASIA Motors (North & South Korea)
  • Consol (North Korea)
  • Doosan (South Korea)
  • Doosan-Moxy (South Korea)
  • Hyundai Motor Company (South Korea)
  • KIA Motors (South Korea)
  • Samsung Motors (South Korea)
  • Yueloong (Taiwan)
  • Yulon Motor Company (Taiwan)
  • Ashok Leyland (India)
  • Hindustan Motors Ltd (India)
  • Premier Automobiles Ltd (India)
  • Shaktiman (India)
  • Telco-TATA (India)

European (A-Z Lorry Manufacturers general brands) 

  • ASTRA (Italy)
  • Argyle (Scotland)
  • Atlas-Copco Mining ADT (Sweden)
  • Automiesse (Belgium)
  • Avia (Czech Republic)
  • AVIA (Spain)
  • Alfaromeo (Italy)
  • Barkas (Germany)
  • Baron (England)
  • Barreiros - (Spain)
  • Berliet (France)
  • Berna (Switzerland)
  • Bernard (France)
  • BMC (Turkey) - (Turkey) JV with BMC (GB)
  • Borgward (Germany)
  • Bravia (Portugal)
  • Bremach (Italy)
  • Brimont (France)
  • Brossel (Belgium)
  • Bucegi (Romania)
  • Bucher (Switzerland)
  • Bussing (Germany)
  • Camb (Italy)
  • Citroen (France)
  • Chrysler Sanayi AS (Turkey)
  • Csepel (Hungary)
  • DAC (Romania)
  • DAF (Holland)
  • Dennison (Ireland)
  • Dennis-Mann-Egerton (England)
  • Dezzi (Italy)
  • DJB (England)
  • Dodge (Spain)
  • Douglas (England)
  • Durso (Italy)
  • Ebro (Spain)
  • FAP (Yugoslavia)
  • FBW (Switzerland)
  • Fargo (Turkey)
  • Faun (Germany)
  • Fiat  (Italy)
  • FORD Motor Company (Europe)
  • Fresia (Italy)
  • FTF (Holland) originally assembled Macks for Europe
  • GMC (Europe)
  • Genoto (Turkey)
  • Giho (Holland)
  • Ginaf (Holland)
  • Graf & Stift (Austria)
  • Grube (Germany)
  • Hanomag (Germany)
  • Haulamatic (England)
  • Henschel (Germany)
  • Hispano-Suiza (Spain)
  • Horch (Germany)
  • Hotchkiss (France)
  • Hydrema (Denmark)
  • IFA (Germany)
  • IPV Mafsa (Spain)
  • KMC (Cyprus)
  • Kaelble (Germany)
  • Kamag (Germany)
  • Kockums (Sweden)
  • Kromhout (Holland)
  • Krupp (Germany)
  • Labourier (France)
  • Lancia (Italy)
  • Latil - (France)
  • Leyland-DAF (Belgium, England and Holland)
  • Liaz (Czech Republic)
  • Loheac (France)
  • Lokkeri (Finland)
  • Lomount-Rotinoff 1952-1962 (England)
  • Magirus-Deutz (Germany)
  • MercedesBenz now called Daimler-Benz (Germany)
  • MAN - (Germany)
  • Minerva (Belgium)
  • MOL (Belgium)
  • Mowag (Switzerland)
  • Moxy (Norway)
  • Multicar (Germany)
  • Nazar (Spain)
  • Norde (England?
  • OAF (Austria)
  • O&K (Germany)
  • OM (Italy)
  • OMT (Italy)
  • Opel Lorries (Based on 1970s Bedford GM models in Germany)
  • Quest 80 (England)
  • Panhard (France)
  • Panien-Renault (France)
  • Pegaso (Spain)
  • Peugeot (France)
  • Perlini (Italy)
  • Praga (Czech Republic)
  • RABA (Hungary)
  • Renault Trucks - (France)
  • Rocar-TV (Romania)
  • Roman (Romania)
  • Rowe-Hillmaster (England)
  • Rutland MTN (England)
  • S-R (Romania)
  • Sandvik (Sweden)
  • Santana (Spain)
  • Saurer (Switzerland)
  • Saviem (France)
  • Scania AB (Sweden)
  • Scania-Vabis - (Sweden)
  • Simca (France)
  • Sirecome (Italy)
  • Sisu (Finland)
  • Skoda (Czech Republic)
  • Somua (France)
  • Star FSC (Poland)
  • Stavostroj (Czech Republic)
  • Steyr (Austria)
  • Stonefield (England)
  • TAM (Yugoslavia)
  • Tamrock (Sweden)
  • Tatra (Czech Republic)
  • Terberg (Holland)
  • Titan (Germany)
  • TMU (Spain)
  • Tramagal-Berliet (Portugal)
  • TVW (England)
  • Unic (France)
  • Unimog (Germany)
  • Unipower (England)
  • URO (Spain)
  • USG-Pitt (England)
  • Vabis - (Sweden)
  • Vanaja (Finland)
  • Verheul (Holland)
  • Viasa (Spain)
  • Volvo - (Sweden)
  • Vomag (Germany)
  • Willeme (France)
  • Zubr-Jelcz (Poland) 

Canada, North & South American (A-Z General Manufacturers)

Main article: List of American truck manufacturers
  • A&B - (USA)
  • A&R - (USA)
  • A.B.C. - (USA)
  • A.I.C. - (USA)
  • AM General (Canada & USA)
  • AG-Chem (Canada and USA)
  • Abbott-Downing - USA
  • Atlas-Copco-Wagner (USA) Swedish designed American made ADT models
  • American-Lafrance (USA)
  • Ardco (USA)
  • Autocar (USA)
  • Available (USA)
  • Bering (USA)
  • Bombardier (Canada)
  • Brockway (USA)
  • Butler Brothers (Canada)
  • Cameco (Canada)
  • Canada Car Co (Canada)
  • Case (USA)
  • Caterpillar (USA)
  • CCC-Crane Carrier Corporation (Canada & USA)
  • Chevrolet (Canada and USA)
  • Corbitt (USA)
  • Dart Truck Company (USA)
  • Deere (USA)
  • DINA Diesel Nacional (Mexico)
  • Dodge Brothers (Canada & USA)
  • Dresser (USA)
  • Dux (Canada)
  • E-One (USA)
  • Eimco (USA)
  • Euclid (USA)
  • Diamond Reo
  • Diamond T
  • Fageol (USA)
  • Federal (USA)
  • Flextruc (Canada)
  • Ford Do Brazil
  • Foremost (Canada)
  • Freightliner (Canada and USA)
  • FWD (USA)
  • GMC (Canada and USA)
  • Hahn (USA)
  • Hayes (Canada)
  • Hendrickson (USA)
  • HUG (USA)
  • Ibex (USA)
  • International (USA)
  • International Navistar (USA)
  • Kaiser (USA)
  • Kenworth (USA)
  • Jarvis-Clark (Canada and USA)
  • JCI (Canada)
  • Liberty (USA)
  • Locomobile (USA)
  • Mack - (USA)
  • Marcotte (Canada)
  • Marmon-Harrington (USA)
  • Marmon (USA)
  • Moreland (USA)
  • Navistar (USA)
  • Normet (Canada)
  • Oshkosh (USA)
  • Ottawa (Canada)
  • Pacific (Canada)
  • Pacific (USA)
  • Packard (USA)
  • Paymaster-Ryder (USA)
  • Peterbilt (Canada and USA)
  • Pierce (USA)
  • Ramirez (Mexico)
  • Randon (Brazil)
  • Rapid (USA)
  • Relay (USA)
  • REO (USA)
  • Republic (USA)
  • Rimpull (USA)
  • Rubber-Railway (Canada)
  • Ryder (USA)
  • Scot (Canada)
  • Seagrave (USA)
  • Sicard (Canada)
  • Spangler (USA)
  • Spartan (USA)
  • Star (USA)
  • Sterling (Wisconsin USA)
  • Sterling (Ohio USA)
  • Studebaker (USA)
  • Terex (Canada and USA)
  • Thibault (Canada)
  • Titan (USA)
  • Traffic (USA)
  • Unit Rig (USA)
  • Volkswagen Trucks (Brazil)
  • Wabco (USA)
  • Wagner (USA)
  • Walter Truck (USA)
  • Ward Lafrance (USA)
  • Western-Star (Canada)
  • White Motor Company (USA)
  • Wichita (USA)
  • Zeligson (USA)

Rest of the world Lorry and Truck Manufacturers

  • Bell (South Africa)
  • Ralph (South Africa)
  • SAMIL (South Africa)
  • Sonacome (North Africa)
  • AVM (Zimbabwe)
  • Panda Motors (Zimbabwe)
  • Belaz (Russia)
  • GAZ (Russia)
  • Kamaz (Russia)
  • KAZ (Russia)
  • Kraz (Ukraine)
  • MAZ (Russia)
  • Ural (Russia)
  • YAZ (Russia)
  • ZIL (Russia)

Add early manufacturers here that do not fall in other groups'​'​   

Modern

Built from the 1970s to present day

Specialist Truck Builders

See also

Vintage vehicle events and clubs

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