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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.


( a few for starters, some with articles others need one starting yet (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


North & South American

Rest of World

Add early manufacturers here that do not fall in other groups


Built from the 1970s to present day

Specialist Truck Builders

See also

Vintage vehicle events and clubs

External links

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