"We're chuffed to bits with the vehicle and our driver really loves the truck too..."

Woodcock Transport

Dave Woodcock, owner of Woodcock Transport has run a successful family firm for over 35 years - a business his grandfather started in 1937. Now with his two sons Andrew and Steve, they all work hard to deliver exceptional customer service, looking after their clients' every need. They look for the same high standards and approach from dealers when buying trucks too.

"We run an all-Scania fleet, so we were looking for a reliable, top quality Topline to add to our operation. We approached secondhandtrucks.co.uk and opted for a '56 plate 480 bhp Scania painted in our livery with modified height reduced 5th wheel and larger fuel tanks. Matt and his team did us proud. We are chuffed to bits with the vehicle and I can't say enough about the service at secondhandtrucks.co.uk. Our driver loves the truck and we're getting great fuel returns too."

"The truck we purchased is great and the whole experience was superb..."

Fork Truck Direct


Steve Culham and his partner have been running a successful plant hire and sales business in Essex for 18 years. They provide short and longer term plant hire with a stock of 100 forklifts from their purpose-built facility site. They use trucks to move plant to their customers and Steve is the first to admit vehicle purchasing isn't something they have to do very often.

"We had a 'T'-registered Volvo FH12 and it was due for replacement, especially with LEZ restrictions within the M25 changing again soon. I happened to be visiting one of my customers in Tilbury and spotted secondhandtrucks.co.uk.

After meeting Matt and seeing the trucks for myself, we decided to go for a Euro 5 Volvo FH13 Globetrotter XL. We're not truck people and Matt and his team were fantastic throughout.

The whole experience was very professional and absolutely superb. The truck was prepared in our livery and presented in top condition. When we buy again, we'll be buying from secondhandtrucks.co.uk."

"An excellent service, everything I expected and more. I'll be back again for sure..."

Jase Cleaver Transport Ltd


A driver for over 18 years for a general haulage operator, Jason Cleaver made a bold first step in setting up his own haulage business earlier this year. For Jason, it was an itch that had to be scratched and having weighed up all of the options he decided to go for secondhandtruck's 'Buy with work' scheme.

"I set up the business in February and had been looking around for a little while. I'd had a poor experience elsewhere, not getting the service I expected and contacted secondhandtrucks.co.uk.

I decided on a DAF and chose a '57 plate XF105. I got a really nice, clean vehicle with a complete service history and my own livery on the cab. I got an excellent service, everything I expected and more. Matt and his team were brilliant. When I collected my truck, I was given a trailer and my first job and I was routed back home again too!"

"The truck was spot on and we'll happily buy from secondhandtrucks again..."

Bryson Haulage


Family-run business, Bryson Haulage has been in business for over 25 years operating a mixed fleet of artics and rigids. The company's philosophy is to work with its customers to develop successful partnerships. So when managing director, Dean Watson, contacted secondhandtrucks.co.uk, he found it refreshing to get exactly the same experience when looking to source a new truck.

"We run an all-DAF fleet so we were keen to find a top quality vehicle. We approached secondhandtrucks.co.uk and spoke with Matt. We saw a '57 registered XF105 we liked and decided to buy. The truck was spot on, painted in our livery and Matt was extremely fair to us the whole way along. Great company to buy from and we'll happily buy from them again in the future."

"Matt and his team were professional, straight-talking and they made the whole process very easy for us..."

We Move Bikes

Gloucester-based, 'We Move Bikes', has created a market-leading company, transporting top brand motorbikes around Europe for Harley-Davidson, Ducati and BMW, so it's essential their fleet makes the right impression. It is a business whose success is based on customer service, recommendation and providing a highly personalised service. And when it comes to buying trucks, their approach is no different either.

"We needed to increase the size of our fleet to handle the additional work we are experiencing in the UK. We decided to look at used in preference to new and spoke with number of dealers in the South East, including secondhandtrucks.co.uk.

With experience of a Volvo fleet, we chose a 2007 ('57 plate) Volvo FH13 Globetrotter XL in prestige trim. We were impressed with the range of ex. Maritime vehicles they had for sale. The team were really professional, straight-talking and they made the whole process very easy for us. The vehicle was specced with everything we required and when it was delivered, it was in perfect condition."

"Matt and his team were fantastic and the trucks were just as we wanted them!..."

International Plywood

Family run business, International Plywood, is celebrating their 30th year as independent importers of plywood and panel products. Having established a strong reputation for providing high quality products with a friendly, informal service, the Company has grown from strength to strength and prides itself as one of the largest independent importers in the business. Robert Attwood, Operations Director, got in contact with Matt Heath to replace two 44-tonne DAFs which no longer came up to the Company's high standards.

"I was after two competitively priced, top quality DAFs that we could customise with our livery. Matt showed us a couple of XF105's which thought would look good in our fleet. The livery and customisation was sorted for us and we weren't disappointed with the results. Matt and his team were a great help throughout and continue to provide fantastic post-sale assistance. It seemed as though any query was no problem for Matt. He was as good as gold!"

"My top-specced Scania was just what I wanted and so good, you wouldn't know it wasn't new...."

Cliff Toombs Transport

"With over 44 years in the haulage industry, there aren't many more experienced than Cliff Toombs. Specialising in powder tankers, Cliff has moved all types of bulk transport, from limestone to sand and cement in his time. You name it, Cliff has transported it. Leading up to his retirement, Cliff decided to become a sub-contractor on Maritime Transport's 'Buy with Work' scheme and decided to upgrade his Scania to a more comfortable, higher-specced model.

I had sold my old Scania for export, so I needed to upgrade quickly with a truck that would last me until retirement and would hold its value. Secondhandtrucks was recommended to me by a colleague because of their reputation for selling reliable, well maintained and top specced trucks.

The whole process went without a hitch, and the truck was just what I was after. Matt knew exactly what Scania would suit me best, so I didn't have to do any legwork. The finish of the truck is of such high quality, you wouldn't know that my '57 plate Topline wasn't brand new. It's such a good ride, I think I'll put my retirement back again!"

"Far better than buying new and the truck I purchased was flawless..."

Beatts Haul

Over the past 14 years, Paul Beatty has been transporting top quality furniture for a Peterborough based company which has a strong customer base throughout the UK and Ireland. Working as an owner driver, delivering direct to store for major retailers on a regular basis, Paul's new contract required a premium Euro 5 vehicle to meet the LEZ criteria in London and maintain the high standards of service that he provides.

"I have been operating an ERF for a few years now and I decided it was time to upgrade. It coincided with the introduction of the new LEZ regulations in London, so it was perfect timing. I started looking and cameacross Secondhandtrucks' ad in Commercial Motor. The range on offer was the widest I had seen, so I got in contact with Matt Heath.

I was after a MAN for their fuel efficiency and it didn't take long before Matt picked me out a '10 plate TGX Euro 5. The truck was flawless and at a price that was far better value than buying new. It was a bonus when I found out I could get involved with the 'Buy with work' scheme if I wanted to, too. The service I received was spot-on, with Matt and his team at Tilbury making every effort to look after my every need."

"the team offers a great service and every little detail is properly taken care of from start to finish..."

Richard Clapham Transport

A long-running passion for transport and an ambition to run his own haulage were the catalysts for Richard Clapham to set up Richard Clapham Transport. Attracted by the 'Buy with Work' scheme, Rich got in contact with Matt Heath to see if the scheme could work for him.

"I got my 'O' Licence in January (2012) and really did my homework on the best places to source my truck. That's when I came across Secondhandtrucks.co.uk and the 'Buy with Work' scheme. I needed to get set up quickly, with guaranteed work to gain experience, so the scheme suited me to a 'T'. As I was new to the game, I wanted to view the trucks up close to see what I was buying. When I visited Matt, he showed me a range of Volvos and recommended an '08 plate FH13 Globetrotter with I-Shift, which fitted the bill perfectly.

Starting out from scratch was quite daunting, so it's really reassuring having Matt's number to hand if you need any help or assistance along the way. The team at Secondhandtrucks offers a great service, which is really personal, so you know every little detail is properly taken care of from start to finish. I am already up and running with my vehicle, in full livery, together with a wealth of knowledge and advice from Matt and the 'Buy with Work' team."

"I can't praise secondhandtrucks.co.uk enough, their whole approach is faultless..."

Frenni Transport

Family concern, Frenni Transport, started out as a furniture manufacturer, taking its name from a nearby mountain in West Wales. The furniture manufacturing operation was eventually closed, but its transport business has thrived. Today, the company undertakes general haulage and is a member of the Palletways network.

"We wanted a couple of nearly new vehicles for the business and we approached secondhandtrucks.co.uk. The attention to detail in their sales pack was so impressive, we literally bought two '57 registered Volvos over the phone with confidence. We run a lot of Volvos and opted for two FH13 Globetrotter XL's in prestige trim with leather seats.

Matt and his team were smashing. We really enjoyed the whole experience of buying from Maritime. Their whole approach, quality and after sales service has been faultless, unbeatable!"

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