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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.

ManufacturersEdit

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

Steam eraEdit

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 poweredEdit

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 Edit

Asia & The Far East (General Lorry & Truck Manufacturers)Edit

  • Beiben Heavy Truck Company (China)
  • Baotou Beifang Benchi Heavyduty Truck Company (China)
  • Beijing (China)
  • Beiqi-Foton Motor Co Ltd (China)
  • CAMC (China)
  • Chingkangshan (China)
  • CNHTC-HOWO (China)
  • Daihatsu Motor Company (Japan)
  • Datong now called Jiaotong (China)
  • Dongfeng Motor Company (China)
  • FAW-Jiefang (China)
  • Fuso-MMC (Japan)
  • Hanyang (China)
  • Hongyan-SAIC (China) 
  • Huanghe (China)
  • Jianghuai-Anhui Company JAC Motors (China)
  • JMC-Jiangling Motors Corporation (China)
  • Linkforce Group (China)
  • Nanchang Motors (China)
  • Nanjing Automobile Corporation (China)
  • Northbenz (China)
  • Powerstar (China)
  • Rhino Heavy Truck Co (China)
  • Shacman (China)
  • Shanghai Heavy Motorvehicle Plant (China)
  • Shaanxi-MAN (China)
  • Sinotruk Limited (China)
  • Taian S.V.M. (China)
  • Wanshan (China)
  • Wuhan-Sangjiang Co Ltd (China)
  • Youngman (China)
  • Yuejin Light Truck Company (China)
  • Yutong (China)
  • XCMG Trucks (China)
  • Xiaolong Autoworks (China)
  • Hino Motors (Japan)
  • Hitachi (Japan)
  • Isuzu Motors Limited (Japan)
  • Kawasaki (Japan)
  • Komatsu (Japan)
  • Mazda Motor Company (Japan)
  • Mitsubishi Motors (Japan)
  • Morita Corporation (Japan)
  • Nissan Diesel (Japan)
  • Toyota Motor Company (Japan)
  • UD-Minsei (Japan)
  • Yanmar Machinery Co Ltd (Japan)
  • ADE Australian Diversified Engineeering PTY (Australia)
  • Chubb (Australia)
  • CMP Engineers PTY (Australia)
  • Dodge (Australia)
  • Haulmax (Australia)
  • Landrover (Australia)
  • Leader Trucks (Australia)
  • OKA (Australia)
  • RFW (Australia)
  • Thales (Australia)
  • AMDAC (Malaysia)
  • DRB-Hicom (Malaysia)
  • Hicom Group (Malaysia)
  • Hofz 4X4 LUV (Indonesia)
  • STE-ST Kinetics Ltd (Singapore)
  • ASIA Motors Co Ltd  (North & South Korea)
  • Daewoo Motor Company (North & South Korea)
  • Consol (North Korea)
  • Jaju-Sungri (North Korea)
  • Sungri Motor Plant (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)
  • Eicher Motors (India)
  • Hindustan MotorsHindustan Motors Ltd (India)
  • Mahindra & Mahindra (India)
  • Premier Automobiles Ltd (India)
  • Shaktiman (India)
  • Shri-Lakshmi Vehicles (India)
  • Swaraj-Mazda (India)
  • Telco-TATA (India)
  • VFJ Motors (India)

European (A-Z Lorry Manufacturers general brands) Edit

  • Achleitner Military Vehicles (Germany)
  • AEBI (Switzerland)
  • Agricola (Greece)
  • Akera (France) Modern ADT and Dumptruck models
  • Aktis (Czech Republic)
  • ALM-Acmat (France)
  • Alvis-Unipower (England)
  • Antonelli (Italy)
  • Argyle (Scotland)
  • Aris (Italy)
  • Artix-DJB (England)
  • Askam-Desoto (Turkey)
  • ASTRA (Italy)
  • Atlas-Copco Mining ADT (Sweden)
  • ATF Military Vehicles (Germany)
  • ATL Magna Vehicles (England)
  • ATL Automotive Technik Holdings Limited (England)
  • Autodiana (Greece)
  • Automiesse (Belgium)
  • Auto Union (Germany)
  • Ausa (Spain)
  • Avia (Czech Republic)
  • AVIA (Spain)
  • Avison Vehicles (England)
  • AWD-Bedford (Dunstable England)
  • AWD Specialist Trucks (Bilston Wolverhampton England)
  • Alfaromeo (Italy)
  • Barkas (Germany)
  • BAE Systems (England)
  • Baron (England)
  • Barreiros (Spain)
  • Berliet (France)
  • Bergman (Germany)
  • Berna (Switzerland)
  • Bernard (France)
  • Bianchi (Italy)
  • Bleichert (Germany)
  • BMC (Turkey) - (Turkey) JV with BMC (GB)
  • Bonetti (Italy)
  • Borgward (Germany)
  • Boughton Engineering (England)
  • Bravia SARL (Portugal)
  • Bray ADT (England)
  • Breda (Italy)
  • Bremach (Italy)
  • Brimont (France)
  • Brossel (Belgium)
  • Bucegi (Romania)
  • Bucher (Switzerland)
  • Bussing (Germany)
  • Camb (Italy)
  • Camill-Muirhill ADT (England)
  • Camiva Firetenders (France)
  • Carmichael International (England)
  • Carmix (Italy)
  • Carraro (Italy)
  • Case-IH Series Vehicles (France, England and Italy) 
  • Cemet-Renault (France) ADT and Dumptruck models of the 1980s and 1990s
  • Chaseside (England)
  • Citroen (France)
  • Chrysler Sanayi AS (Turkey)
  • Chubb Limited (England)
  • CMC (France)
  • Csepel (Hungary)
  • County (England) 4WD Roadtractors and vehicles based on FORD models
  • Crane Travellers Limited (England)
  • Creation UK Limited (England)
  • CLI-Matenin (France)
  • DAC (Romania)
  • DAF (Holland)
  • DJB (England)
  • Deepforest Vehicles (Finland)
  • Dennison (Ireland)
  • Dennis-Mann-Egerton (England)
  • Dezzi (Italy)
  • DJB (England)
  • DDT Engineering Ltd (England) Modern construction and mining ADT models
  • Dieci (Italy)
  • Dodge (Spain and Turkey)
  • Douglas Equipment Ltd (England)
  • Dovunque (Italy)
  • Durso (Italy)
  • Dutra-Mogurt (Hungary)
  • Ebiam (Greece)
  • Ebro (Spain)
  • ELBO (Greece)
  • Elforest Vehicles (Sweden)
  • EMEM-TMU (Spain)
  • Eron trucks (Italy)
  • Esarco Limited (England)
  • Eurotrek (Italy)
  • EWK (Germany)
  • FAP (Yugoslavia)
  • FAR (France)
  • FBW (Switzerland)
  • Fargo (Turkey)
  • Faun (Germany)
  • Ferrari Trucks (Italy)
  • FFSA SUMB (France)
  • Fiat (Italy)
  • Fiori (Italy)
  • FN (Belgium)
  • Fordson (Europe)
  • FORD Motor Company (Europe)
  • Franquet-Moby (France) Modern ADT and Dumptruck models
  • Fresia (Italy)
  • FTF (Holland) originally assembled Macks for Europe
  • GKN (England)
  • GMC (Europe)
  • Genoto (Turkey)
  • GHH (Germany) Mining and quarry ADT and Dumptrucks
  • Giat-Nezter (France)
  • Giho (Holland)
  • Ginaf (Holland)
  • Global Engineering (France) Modern ADT and Dumptruck models
  • Graf & Stift (Austria)
  • Grube-Horch IFA (Germany)
  • GV Tagus 4X4 (Portugal)
  • Hanomag (Germany)
  • Hanomag-Henschel (Germany)
  • Haulamatic (England)
  • Heathfield (England)
  • Hemek Vehicles (Sweden)
  • Hemos (Holland)
  • Henschel (Germany)
  • Herwaythorn (France) All wheel driven vehicles based on Citroen models.
  • Heuliez (France)
  • Hispano-Suiza (Spain)
  • Holmer Vehicles (Germany)
  • Horch Trucks (Germany)
  • Hotchkiss (France)
  • Hovertrack (Holland)
  • Hydrema (Denmark)
  • IFA-VEB (Germany)
  • IPV Mafsa (Spain)
  • Iveco (France, Italy and Spain)
  • JCB (England) ADT vehicles for construction and other forestry and mining models.
  • Joskin Agrotruck (Holland)
  • KMC (Cyprus)
  • KMW (Germany)
  • KHD-Deutz (Germany)
  • Kaelble (Germany)
  • Kamag (Germany)
  • Kiruna Truck (Sweden)
  • Klockner-Deutz (Germany)
  • Kockums (Sweden)
  • Komatsu-Europe (Belgium)
  • Konstrukta (Slovakia) General Military trucks based on the 1980s Tatra large models
  • Kramer Werke (Germany) All wheel driven trucks
  • Kromhout (Holland)
  • Kronenburg Fire Engines & Firetenders (Holland)
  • Krupp (Germany)
  • Kynos-Aljaba (Spain)
  • Labourier (France)
  • Laffly (France)
  • Lancia (Italy)
  • Landrover (England)
  • Latil (France)
  • Lauster (Germany)
  • Laverda (Italy)
  • Lentner Firetenders (Germany)
  • Leomar (Italy)
  • Leyland-DAF (Belgium, England and Holland)
  • Liaz (Czech Republic)
  • Liebherr (Germany) Large mining and quarry Dumptrucks
  • Loheac (France)
  • Lohr-Soframe (France)
  • Lokkeri (Finland)
  • Lokomo (Finland) All wheel driven roadtractors, construction and forestry vehicles
  • Lomount-Rotinoff 1952-1962 (England)
  • Magirus-Deutz (Germany)
  • Marshall-SPV (Special Purpose Vehicles) (England)
  • MercedesBenz now called Daimler-Benz (Germany)
  • MAN (Germany)
  • Mantra (Germany) All wheel driven light cargo vehicles based on Mercedesbenz models.
  • Marmon-Bocquet (France)
  • Matenin (France)
  • Mavag (Hungary)
  • Meili (Switzerland)
  • Mertz-Sercel
  • Minerva (Belgium)
  • MOL (Belgium)
  • Mowag (Switzerland)
  • Moxy (Norway)
  • Muir-Hill ADT (England)
  • Mulag (Germany)
  • Multicar (Germany)
  • Multidrive (England) All wheel driven roadtractors and road vehicles for many roles. 
  • MWG Esarco (England)
  • NAW (Switzerland)
  • Namco (Greece)
  • Nazar (Spain) aka Factoria Napoles Zaragoza
  • Nicolas Tractomas (France)
  • Norde (England) aka Nordec
  • Nordstrom (Sweden)
  • Nordverk (Sweden)
  • Noriker (Austria)
  • Northfield ADT (England)
  • OAF (Austria)
  • O&K (Germany) ADT and Dumptrucks for all types of workroles
  • OM (Italy)
  • OMT (Italy)
  • Opel Lorries (Based on 1960s and 1970s Bedford GM models in Germany)
  • Otokar Military Vehicles (Turkey)
  • Panhard Trucks (France)
  • Panien-Renault (France) Modern ADT and Dumptrucks based on Renault mechanicals
  • Paul (Germany) All Wheel drive company specialized in Mercedesbenz vehicles.
  • Paus (Germany)
  • Petros-Petropoulos (Greece)
  • Pinzgauer-ATL (England)
  • Praga (Czech Republic)
  • Quest 80 (England)
  • Panhard (France)
  • Panien-Renault (France)
  • Pegaso (Spain)
  • Perlini (Italy)
  • Peugeot (France)
  • Ponticelli (France) All Wheel driven light trucks and vehicles
  • PPM (France) All Wheel driven cranetrucks, roadtractors and lorries 
  • Praga (Czech Republic)
  • PRP-Willeme (France)
  • Pzinz-Ursus (Poland)
  • Qinetiq Vehicles (England)
  • Quatripole (Spain)
  • RABA (Hungary)
  • RAM (Holland)
  • Raletrux Hudson Vehicles (England)
  • Rampini (Italy)
  • Reform-Muli (Switzerland)
  • Reliance-Mercury Trucks Ltd (England)
  • Renault Trucks (Belgium, France and Spain)
  • Reynolds-Boughton Vehicles (England)
  • Rheinmetall (Germany)
  • Risa Groupe HTI Challenger (France)
  • Robur-VEB (Germany)
  • Rocar-TV (Romania)
  • Roman (Romania)
  • Rosenbauer Firetenders (Germany)
  • Ross (Czech Republic)
  • Rotertech (RTT) Design Limited (England)
  • Rowe-Hillmaster (England)
  • Rudivit (Czech Republic)
  • Rutland MTN (England)
  • RVM (Italy)
  • S-R Steagul-Rosu (Romania)
  • Saab-Scania (Sweden)
  • Same-Samecar (Italy)
  • Santana (Spain)
  • Saurer (Switzerland)
  • Saviem (France)
  • Scam (Italy)
  • Scania AB (Sweden)
  • Scania-Vabis - (Sweden)
  • Selve 1919-1934 (Germany)
  • Semex (Czech Republic)
  • Sercel (France)
  • Shawnee-Poole-County ADT (England)
  • Sides-Thomas (France)
  • Simca (France)
  • Simon Fire Engines (England)
  • Sinpar (Italy)
  • Sirecome (Italy)
  • Sirmac (Italy)
  • Sisu (Finland)
  • Skoda (Czech Republic)
  • Somua (France)
  • Sovamag (France)
  • Star FSC (Poland)
  • Stavostroj (Czech Republic)
  • Steyr-Puch (Austria)
  • Stoewer 1920s-1930s (Germany)
  • Stonefield (England)
  • SPA (Italy)
  • Supacat Limited (England)
  • SVOS (Czech Republic)
  • TAM (Yugoslavia)
  • Tamrock (Sweden)
  • Tanax (Czech Republic)
  • Tatra (Czech Republic)
  • Teknocar (Italy)
  • Tencate (Holland)
  • Terberg (Holland)
  • Terex (England & Scotland)
  • Thomas-Renault (France)
  • Thwaites (England)
  • Timoney (Ireland)
  • Titan (France)
  • Titan (Germany)
  • TMU (Spain)
  • Toro-Sandvik (Sweden)
  • Tramagal-Berliet-RVI (Portugal)
  • TVW (England)
  • Unic (France)
  • Unicat (Germany)
  • Unigreen Vehicles (Italy)
  • Unimog (Austria and Germany)
  • Unipower (England)
  • Urovesa (Spain)
  • USG-Pitt (England)
  • Vabis (Sweden)
  • Valentini (Italy)
  • Valmet (Finland)
  • Vanaja (Finland)
  • Vandel (France)
  • Verheul (Holland)
  • Viasa (Spain)
  • Viberti (Italy)
  • Vickers-AWD (South Marston, England)
  • Volker (Germany)
  • Volvo (Sweden)
  • Vomag (Germany)
  • VPI (France)
  • Vredo Vehicles (Holland)
  • Wakefield Dumptruck (England)
  • Werklust (Holland)
  • Whitlock Brothers ADT (England)
  • Willeme (France)
  • Winget ADT (England)
  • Ziegler (Belgium)
  • Zubr-Jelcz (Poland) 

South American (A-Z General Manufacturers)Edit

Main article: List of South American truck manufacturers

Canada and North American (A-Z General Manufacturers)Edit

Main article: List of American truck manufacturers

Rest of the world Lorry and Truck ManufacturersEdit

  • Bell (South Africa)
  • Ivema (South Africa)
  • OTT Samil (South Africa)
  • Paramount Group (South Africa) 
  • Ralph (South Africa)
  • Samil (South Africa)
  • SNVI Sonacome (North Africa)
  • AVM (Zimbabwe)
  • Panda Motors (Zimbabwe)
  • NAFFCO (Dubai UAE)
  • AIL Automotive Industries Limited (Israel)
  • Plasan-Sasa (Israel)
  • Rampta (Israel)
  • Saipa Motors (Iraq)
  • Zamyad Company (Iraq)
  • Akvilon Group Ltd (Russia)
  • Amkodor (Russia)
  • Amur Vehicles (Russia)
  • Arctictrans (Russia)
  • Arcuda Vehicles (Russia) 
  • BAZ (Russia)
  • Belaz (Russia)
  • Caiman Design Bureau (Russia)
  • Cayman (Ukraine)
  • CJSC (Russia)
  • Ecotrans (Russia)
  • GAZ Trucks (Russia)
  • IZTM (Russia)
  • Kamaz (Russia)
  • KAZ (Russia)
  • Kirovets 4X4 Tractors and 6X6 Vehicles (Russia)
  • Kraz (Ukraine)
  • Kurgan KZKT Wheel Tractor Plant (Russia)
  • Litvina 6X6 (Russia)
  • MAZ (Russia)
  • Moaz (Russia)
  • NAMI Yermak (Russia)
  • Nati-Nami Motorvehicle Division (Russia)
  • Omskvezdehod (Russia)
  • Silant NAMI (Russia)
  • Slobojanets Vehicles (Ukraine)
  • Staratel Vehicles (Russia)
  • Tesmec (Russia)
  • TMV (Russia)
  • UAZ (Russia)
  • Ural (Russia)
  • Uralaz (Russia)
  • Uraz-Iveco (Russia)
  • Vodnik Trucks (Ukraine)
  • Volat MZKT Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (Russia)
  • YAG Vehicles (Russia)
  • YAZ (Russia)
  • Yaaz (Russia)
  • Yarovit (Russia)
  • ZIL (Russia)
  • ZVM Vehicles (Russia)
  • ZZGT (Russia)

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

ModernEdit

Built from the 1970s to present day

Specialist Truck BuildersEdit

Off Highway, Forestry, Military and Mining type vehicles.

See alsoEdit

Vintage vehicle events and clubs

External linksEdit

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