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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 A-Z Edit

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

  • Beijing (China)
  • CAMC (China)
  • Chingkangshan (China)
  • Datong-Jiaotong (China)
  • Dongfeng Motor Company (China)
  • FAW (China)
  • Foton (China)
  • Hanyang (China)
  • Howo (China)
  • Huanghe (China)
  • Jiefang (China)
  • Jianghuai (China)
  • JMC-Jiangling Motor Company (China)
  • Nanjing Automobile Corporation (China)
  • Powerstar (China)
  • Shacman (China)
  • Shanghai Heavy Motorvehicle Plant (China)
  • Shaanxi-MAN (China)
  • Sinotruc Limited (China)
  • Taian S.V.M. (China)
  • Wanshan (China)
  • Youngman (China)
  • Yuejin Light Truck Company (China)
  • Yutong (China)
  • Xiaolong Autoworks (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 (Japan)
  • Dodge (Australia)
  • Leader (Australia)
  • OKA (Australia)
  • RFW (Australia)
  • Thales (Australia)
  • STE-ST Kinetics Ltd (Singapore)
  • 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)
  • Shri-Lakshmi Vehicles (India)
  • Swaraj-Mazda (India)
  • Telco-TATA (India)
  • VFJ Motors (India)

European (A-Z Lorry Manufacturers general brands) Edit

  • ASTRA (Italy)
  • Alvis-Unipower (England)
  • 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)
  • Bray ADT (England)
  • Bremach (Italy)
  • Brimont (France)
  • Brossel (Belgium)
  • Bucegi (Romania)
  • Bucher (Switzerland)
  • Bussing (Germany)
  • Camb (Italy)
  • Camiva (France)
  • Carmix (Italy)
  • Chaseside (England)
  • Citroen (France)
  • Chrysler Sanayi AS (Turkey)
  • Csepel (Hungary)
  • County (England)
  • DAC (Romania)
  • DAF (Holland)
  • DJB (England)
  • Dennison (Ireland)
  • Dennis-Mann-Egerton (England)
  • Dezzi (Italy)
  • DJB (England)
  • Dodge (Spain)
  • Douglas (England)
  • Durso (Italy)
  • Dutra-Mogurt (Hungary)
  • Ebro (Spain)
  • EWK (Germany)
  • FAP (Yugoslavia)
  • FBW (Switzerland)
  • Fargo (Turkey)
  • Faun (Germany)
  • Fiat (Italy)
  • Fiori (Italy)
  • FORD Motor Company (Europe)
  • Fresia (Italy)
  • FTF (Holland) originally assembled Macks for Europe
  • GMC (Europe)
  • Genoto (Turkey)
  • GHH (Germany)
  • Giho (Holland)
  • Ginaf (Holland)
  • Graf & Stift (Austria)
  • Grube (Germany)
  • GV Tagus 4X4 (Portugal)
  • Hanomag (Germany)
  • Haulamatic (England)
  • Heathfield (England)
  • Hemek Vehicles (Sweden)
  • Henschel (Germany)
  • Hispano-Suiza (Spain)
  • Horch (Germany)
  • Hotchkiss (France)
  • Hydrema (Denmark)
  • IFA (Germany)
  • IPV Mafsa (Spain)
  • JCB (England)
  • KMC (Cyprus)
  • Kaelble (Germany)
  • Kamag (Germany)
  • Kiruna (Sweden)
  • Kockums (Sweden)
  • Komatsu (Belgium)
  • Kromhout (Holland)
  • Krupp (Germany)
  • Labourier (France)
  • Lancia (Italy)
  • Latil - (France)
  • Leyland-DAF (Belgium, England and Holland)
  • Liaz (Czech Republic)
  • Liebherr (Germany) Large mining and quarry Dumptrucks
  • Loheac (France)
  • Lohr-Soframe (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)
  • Muir-Hill ADT (England)
  • Multicar (Germany)
  • Multidrive (England)
  • Nazar (Spain)
  • Norde (England)
  • Nordstrom (Sweden)
  • Nordverk (Sweden)
  • Northfield ADT (England)
  • OAF (Austria)
  • O&K (Germany)
  • OM (Italy)
  • OMT (Italy)
  • Opel Lorries (Based on 1970s Bedford GM models in Germany)
  • Paus (Germany)
  • Quest 80 (England)
  • Panhard (France)
  • Panien-Renault (France)
  • Pegaso (Spain)
  • Peugeot (France)
  • Perlini (Italy)
  • Praga (Czech Republic)
  • PRP-Willeme (France)
  • Qinetiq Vehicles (England)
  • Quatripole (Spain)
  • RABA (Hungary)
  • RAM (Holland)
  • Rampini (Italy)
  • Reform-Muli (Switzerland)
  • Renault Trucks (Belgium, France and Spain)
  • Reynolds-Boughton Vehicles (England)
  • Rheinmetall (Germany)
  • Robur IFA (Germany)
  • Rocar-TV (Romania)
  • Roman (Romania)
  • Rosenbauer Firetenders (Germany)
  • Ross (Czech Republic)
  • Rotertech (RTT) Design Limited (England)
  • Rowe-Hillmaster (England)
  • 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)
  • 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 (Austria)
  • Stoewer 1920s-1930s (Germany)
  • Stonefield (England)
  • Supacat Limited (England)
  • SVOS (Czech Republic)
  • TAM (Yugoslavia)
  • Tamrock (Sweden)
  • Tanax (Czech Republic)
  • Tatra (Czech Republic)
  • Teknocar (Italy)
  • Terberg (Holland)
  • Terex (England & Scotland)
  • Thomas-Camiva Firetrucks (France)
  • Thwaites (England)
  • Timoney (Ireland)
  • Titan (France)
  • Titan (Germany)
  • TMU (Spain)
  • Toro-Sandvik (Sweden)
  • Tramagal-Berliet (Portugal)
  • TVW (England)
  • Unic (France)
  • Unicat (Germany)
  • Unimog (Germany)
  • Unipower (England)
  • Urovesa (Spain)
  • USG-Pitt (England)
  • Vabis - (Sweden)
  • Vanaja (Finland)
  • Vandel (France)
  • Verheul (Holland)
  • Viasa (Spain)
  • Viberti (Italy)
  • Volvo - (Sweden)
  • Vomag (Germany)
  • VPI (France)
  • Wakefield Dumptruck (England)
  • Werklust (Holland)
  • Whitlock Brothers ADT (England)
  • Willeme (France)
  • Ziegler (Belgium)
  • Zubr-Jelcz (Poland) 

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

Main article: List of American truck manufacturers
  • A&B - (USA)
  • A&R - (USA)
  • A.B.C. - (USA)
  • A.I.C. - (USA)
  • Allis-Chalmers TR Series ADT 1960s
  • AM General (Canada & USA)
  • AG-Chem (Canada and USA)
  • Abbott-Downing - USA
  • Atlas-Copco-Wagner (USA) Swedish designed American made ADT models
  • American Coleman (USA)
  • American-Lafrance (USA)
  • Ardco (USA)
  • Autocar (USA)
  • Available (USA)
  • Bering Trucks (USA)
  • Boeing Aerospace ETU Tractors (USA)
  • Bombardier (Canada)
  • Brockway (USA)
  • Butler Brothers (Canada)
  • Cameco (Canada)
  • Canada Car Co (Canada)
  • Case (USA)
  • Caterpillar (USA)
  • CCC-Crane Carrier Corporation (Canada & USA)
  • Challenge-Cook (USA)
  • Chevrolet (Canada and USA)
  • Clark Michigan (USA) Construction machinery including large Dumptrucks
  • Cline Truck Manufacturing (USA)
  • Corbitt (USA)
  • Curtiss-Wright Dumptrucks (USA)
  • Dart Truck Company (USA)
  • Deere (USA) ADT and Dumptrucks made since the 1960s
  • Detroit Arsenal XM-Series (USA)
  • DINA Diesel Nacional (Mexico)
  • Dodge Brothers (Canada & USA)
  • Dresser (USA)
  • Dux (Canada)
  • E-One Firetenders (USA)
  • Eimco (USA and England)
  • Euclid (USA) ADT and Dumptruck models made since the 1950s
  • Diamond Reo
  • Diamond T
  • Fageol (USA)
  • Federal (USA)
  • Flextruc (Canada)
  • Ford Do Brazil
  • Ford Louisville Inc (USA)
  • FORD Motor Company (USA)
  • Foremost (Canada)
  • Freightliner (Canada and USA)
  • FWD-Auto Company (USA)
  • Giant-Diamond Reo (USA)
  • GMC (Brazil, Canada and USA)
  • Goodbary (USA) 1970s and 1980s Mining Dumptrucks
  • Hahn Fire Engines (USA)
  • Hayes (Canada)
  • Hendrickson (USA)
  • Holland (USA) Large Mining ADT and Construction Dumptrucks
  • HUG (USA)
  • Ibex (USA)
  • International (USA)
  • International Navistar (USA)
  • International Payhauler (USA)
  • Isco-Cline (USA)
  • Kaiser (USA)
  • Kenworth (USA)
  • Kress (USA) Large mining and quarry Dumptrucks
  • KW-Dart (USA)
  • Jarvis-Clark (Canada and USA)
  • JCI (Canada)
  • Joy Dumptrucks (USA)
  • Lectrahaul (USA) Early massive Dumptruck designer and manufacturer part of the Unit-Rig company. 
  • Letourneau (USA) Large ADT and Dumptrucks made since the 1960s
  • Liberty (USA)
  • Liebherr America (USA)
  • Link-Belt (USA)
  • Linn (USA)
  • Locomobile (USA)
  • Mack - (USA)
  • Mackpack (USA)
  • Marcotte (Canada)
  • Marmon-Harrington (USA)
  • Marmon (USA)
  • Michigan (USA) Part of the Clark Corporation
  • Moreland (USA)
  • MRS (Mississipi Road Services) 1946-1986 Dumptrailers pulled by farmtractors
  • Nash Motors (USA)
  • Navistar (USA)
  • Normet (Canada)
  • Oshkosh (USA)
  • Ottawa-Kalmar (Canada)
  • QMC (USA)
  • Quality Firetenders (USA)
  • Pacific (Canada)
  • Pacific (USA)
  • Packard (USA)
  • Paymaster-Ryder (USA)
  • Peerless (USA & England) All types of trucks and machinery models designed and developed in the USA but also made in the UK last models built in 1933. 
  • Peterbilt (Canada and USA)
  • Pierce Fire Engines (USA)
  • Ramirez (Mexico)
  • Randon (Brazil)
  • Rapid (USA)
  • Raytheon (USA)
  • Relay (USA)
  • Renco Group Inc (USA)
  • REO (USA)
  • Republic (USA)
  • Rimpull (USA) Large mining and quarry dumptrucks made since the 1970s
  • Rolligon Systems (USA)
  • Rubber-Railway (Canada)
  • Ryder (USA)
  • SCTEC (Brazil)
  • Sandford-Day (USA)
  • Scot (Canada)
  • Seagrave Fire Engines (USA)
  • Sicard (Canada)
  • Six Wheels Inc Maxi (USA)
  • Spangler (USA)
  • Spartan Fire Engines (USA)
  • Stahly Vehicles (USA)
  • Star (USA)
  • Sterling Trucks (Wisconsin USA)
  • Sterling (Ohio USA)
  • Stewart & Stevenson (USA)
  • Striker Firetenders (USA)
  • Studebaker (USA)
  • TCM Teledyne Continental Motors (USA)
  • Terex (Canada and USA) Large to massive ADT and dumptruck models made since the 1960s
  • Terragator (USA)
  • Thibault (Canada)
  • Titan (USA)
  • Track Industries Limited (Canada)
  • Traffic (USA)
  • Trojan (USA) Trojan Truck Manufacturing Company made large dumptrucks from the 1930s to the 1950s
  • Unit Rig (USA) Large mining and quarry dumptruck company that makes models since the 1930s in all sizes. Power can be by Diesel or electricity engines.
  • Tryco Manufacturing Company (USA)
  • USS (USA)
  • USA6X6 (USA)
  • VCD-Peerless VCON (USA) Massive dumptrucks and other construction machinery made since the 1960s developed together with the American Peerless division, later production was taken over by the Marion Power Shovel Company.
  • Volkswagen Trucks (Brazil)
  • Wabco (USA) Massive diesel engined Bottom Dumptrucks and Dumptrucks of all sizes and types produced since the 1950s for the mining and quarry industries. 
  • Wagner (USA)
  • Walter Truck (USA)
  • Ward Lafrance (USA)
  • Western-Star (Canada)
  • White Motor Company (USA)
  • Wichita (USA)
  • Wiseda (USA) Wiseda Limited are very similar to the Wabco company and they specialize in developing and producing large to massive Dumptrucks of many sizes and types since the 1970s.
  • Yale & Towne (USA) 1982-1992 Company based in Batavia NYC to produce German FAUN dumptruck models under the name of Trojan. Production continues under the name O&K Trojan.
  • Zeligson (USA)

Rest of the world Lorry and Truck Manufacturers

  • Bell (South Africa)
  • Ralph (South Africa)
  • SAMIL (South Africa)
  • SNVI Sonacome (North Africa)
  • AVM (Zimbabwe)
  • Panda Motors (Zimbabwe)
  • Rampta (Israel)
  • Belaz (Russia)
  • GAZ (Russia)
  • Kamaz (Russia)
  • KAZ (Russia)
  • Kraz (Ukraine)
  • MAZ (Russia)
  • Moaz (Russia)
  • NAMI Yermak (Russia)
  • Silant NAMI (Russia)
  • Staratel Vehicles (Russia)
  • Tesmec (Russia)
  • TMV (Russia)
  • UAZ (Russia)
  • Ural (Russia)
  • Uralaz (Russia)
  • Uraz-Iveco (Russia)
  • YAZ (Russia)
  • Yaaz (Russia)
  • Yarovit (Russia)
  • ZIL (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

See alsoEdit

Vintage vehicle events and clubs

External linksEdit

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