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Takeovers and Mergers
Econofreight absorbed several well known names in the Heavy Haulage field over the years and a lot of well know trucks passed through there hands. Several are in preservation in the colours of either Econofreight or one of the other famous owners.
The firm of Wynns merged with Sunters in about 1986 to form United Heavy Transport, who then merged with Econofreight which then rebranded as Econofreight Heavy Transport Ltd. This was then brought by Brambles Group of Australia to add to there engineering divisons (which include some of GKN operations). Later they sold Econofreight off to ALE after splitting some operations off. Brambles sold a lot of the STGO cat2 Trucks and trailers to SARENS of Belgium UK subsidary, who had also acquired the well known heavy haulage firm of GE Curtis.
An interesting fact is that ALE's boss Roger Harris started his life working for Wynns.
Former Econofreight Fleet Members
|L917 GAJ||Leyland DAF||Leyland DAF 95.430||?||?||Ballasted tractor, now owned by ALE|
|RDC 318X||Nicolas||Nicolas Tractomas TR 64||?||?||Ballasted tractor 6x4, at one time owned by Sunters|
|?||ÖAF||ÖAF 33.440V||?||?||Ballasted tractor|
|DBF 133Y||Scammell||Scammell Contractor||?||?||Ballasted tractor, named Challenger|
|DBF 134Y||Scammell||Scammell Contractor||?||?||Ballasted tractor, named Revenge|
|DBO 661V||Scammell||Scammell Contractor||?||?||Ballasted tractor, named Invincible, ex Wynns|
|KAX 395P||Scammell||Scammell Contractor||?||?||Ballasted tractor, named Renown, ex Wynns, now restored in Wynns livery|
|TRL 924H||Scammell||Scammell Contractor||?||?||Ballasted tractor, 1970|
|UVN 445||Scammell||Scammell Contractor||?||?||Ballasted tractor, 1965|
|RWO 73R||Scammell||Scammell Contractor Mk II||?||?||Ballasted tractor, ex Wynns, now preserved and owned by Rob Wilson|
|F300 PHN||Scammell||Scammell S26||300 tons||?||Ballasted tractor, last Scammell S25 built, named Evening Star|
|N523 YAJ||Unipower||Unipower ?||?||?||Ballasted tractor, named Hercules|
|K53 APY||Volvo||Volvo F12||?||?||Tractor unit|
|MGE 170V||Volvo||Volvo ?||?||?||Ballasted tractor|
|MGE 180V||Volvo||Volvo ?||?||?||Ballasted tractor|
|RDC 319X||Volvo||Volvo ?||?||?||Ballasted tractor|
|B286 LDC||Volvo||Volvo N12||?||?||Ballasted tractor, 1970's|
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