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The firm of Econofreight was a specialist in the Heavy Haulage sector in the UK in the 1980s, and 90s before being sold off to ALE by the then owner, Brambles group of Australia.

HistoryEdit

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Takeovers and MergersEdit

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.[1]

Former Econofreight Fleet MembersEdit

List of Former Econofreight Fleet
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Reg No.
Make
(if known)
Model Capacity Fleet No. Photo Notes
? DAF DAF  ?  ? Image needed LHB Tractor unit
L917 GAJ Leyland DAF Leyland DAF 95.430  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, now owned by ALE
RDC 318X Nicolas Nicolas Tractomas TR 64  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor 6x4, at one time owned by Sunters
? ÖAF ÖAF 33.440V  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor
DBF 133Y Scammell Scammell Contractor  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, named Challenger
DBF 134Y Scammell Scammell Contractor  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, named Revenge
DBO 661V Scammell Scammell Contractor  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, named Invincible, ex Wynns
KAX 395P Scammell Scammell Contractor  ?  ? Scammell Contractor KAX 395P of 1976 - Renown - at Scammel Gathering 09 - IMG 9284 Ballasted tractor, named Renown, ex Wynns, now restored in Wynns livery
TRL 924H Scammell Scammell Contractor  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, 1970
UVN 445 Scammell Scammell Contractor  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, 1965
RWO 73R Scammell Scammell Contractor Mk II  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, ex Wynns, now preserved and owned by Rob Wilson
F300 PHN Scammell Scammell S26 300 tons  ? Scammell S26 at Belvoir 08 Ballasted tractor, last Scammell S25 built, named Evening Star
N523 YAJ Unipower Unipower ?  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor, named Hercules
K53 APY Volvo Volvo F12  ?  ? Image needed LHB Tractor unit
MGE 170V Volvo Volvo ?  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor
MGE 180V Volvo Volvo ?  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor
RDC 319X Volvo Volvo ?  ?  ? Image needed LHB Ballasted tractor
B286 LDC Volvo Volvo N12  ?  ? Volvo N12 B286 LDC ballast tractor Econofrieght at Lincoln 08 - DSC00043 Ballasted tractor, 1970's
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Reg no. Make Model no. Capacity ? Fleet no. Image needed LHB Type of unit


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References / sourcesEdit

  1. [http://www.roadtransport.com/blogs/big-lorry-blog/2007/11/a-mighty-scammell-contractor-on-biglorryblog-so-whatever-happened-to-wynns.html BigLorryBlogg

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