"I think it's fair to say the quality was good at the start but they seem to be just getting better with every truck I purchase!"
GJB Haulage Ltd
Operating in general haulage for the past 10 years and a customer of Secondhand Trucks since 2007, GJB Haulage Ltd have recently taken delivery of a 2013 Volvo FH4 to add to their already impressive fleet.
"I started buying from Maritime after seeing their ad in Commercial Motor which stated low mileage quality trucks" says MD, Graham Burgess. "We have over the years adapted our fleet to meet the needs of our business meaning we have required additional items on our trucks. Matt has arranged additional fuel tanks and even fits the livery for us all to the exact specification we require.
In fact I think it's only fair to say that the quality was good at the start but they seem to be just getting better with every truck I purchase. We have had to call on their 3 month warranty for one truck and Matt stood by his word and got it sorted straight away.
I will most certainly be back to buy again from Maritime and will continue in recommending them to the many others who comment on how impressed they are with the trucks and ask where I buy from."
"The whole process from start to finish was straight forward and easy with both Matt and Mike being a pleasure to deal with."
D Baugh Haulage
Having run rigid tipper trucks for a number of years, the time had come for D Baugh Haulage to make the step up into a tractor unit in order to further expand his bulk tipping operation.
"I was looking for a Highline Scania but struggling to find one in the right condition with the right level of specification" explains MD, Darren Baugh. "I came across Secondhand Trucks and, based on their ads, decided to give them a call. After a brief chat over the phone, I visited their sales site in Tilbury and could not believe the condition, they were like new! We agreed a deal there and then which included fitment of a new PTO system and new Continental tyres.
The whole process from start to finish was straight forward and easy with both, Matt and Mike being a pleasure to deal with."
"The deal was done over the phone and they took my existing truck back in as part exchange. Perfect!"
Avvix Ltd first purchased a Volvo from Secondhand Trucks back in 2010 and, we're proud to say they've been running it problem free for the past 7 years.
"I could not fault the first Volvo I bought and so when the time to upgrade it was an easy decision to pick up the phone and speak to Matt" explains MD, Stan Schofield. "The deal was done over the phone and they took my existing truck back in as part exchange, perfect! I didn't see my new truck until the day I collected and once again, I was not disappointed. The custom livery they applied for me was fantastic and the condition was exceptional. I haul for the BBC and so reliability is a must for my business and I have to say, I have every confidence in the product Matt and his team supply.
I'm hoping to expand further this year and will definitely be giving Secondhand Trucks a call when the time comes.
I had heard they were in good condition however, it was hard to believe they weren't new!
Running a fleet of vans for several years the time had come for Domse Ltd to grow the business with the addition of a tractor unit.
When I started looking I noticed that I could get both tractor unit and the guarantee of work from Maritime and so gave them a call to find out more explains MD, Plamen Stefanov. After initial discussions it was clear the opportunity was too good to pass up and so I went along to view the trucks. I had heard they were in good condition however, nothing could of prepared me for just how clean and tidy they were, it was hard to believe they weren't new!
Being able to view the comprehensive service history of my truck as well as discussing the operational side of the business with the sales team was very beneficial to me and I was impressed with both their knowledge and their honesty. I am now the proud owner of a Scania and I very much look forward to working alongside Maritime and growing my business further in the years to come. I will be recommending them to others as I feel the whole package is a fantastic opportunity for anybody looking to get in to or, grow their existing business.
What Maritime offered was exactly what I was looking for coupled with excellent service. They arranged everything for me, from livery, light/beacon bar, PTO fitment as well taking in my Part Ex.
Steve Woolston & Son Ltd
Operating since the early 80’s and started by Steve Woolston, the business is today run by his Son, Stuart who was in the market for a replacement Scania Topline.
I was looking for a truck with right level of spec, mileage and condition for our bulk tipping operation. We work our trucks hard and so finding the right one is crucial to our business explains Stuart.
What Maritime offered was exactly what I was looking for coupled with excellent service. They arranged everything for me, from livery, light/beacon bar, PTO fitment. They even took in my old truck as part exchange, removing the need to sell it privately.
We have had many people ask us where we got the truck and we have no hesitation in telling them, we will definitely be back for more of the same when the need arises.
"Our whole experience from start to finish has been extremely good, all the staff have been very helpful and attentive every step of the way"
ASQ International Ltd
Established in early 2016, ASQ International first came to Maritime in the October to discuss the opportunities offered within their Buy with work.
Upon speaking with the team at Secondhandtrucks, it soon became apparent they could deliver what I was looking for in order to further grow my business explains MD, Stefan Sulkiewicz.
Our whole experience from start to finish has been extremely good, all the staff have been very helpful and attentive every step of the way. I would recommend Secondhandtrucks to anyone looking for both quality vehicles and guaranteed work. Based on the quality of what I have, I will definitely be back for more.
"As soon as we walked on to the Maritime stand at Truckfest, we were immediately taken aback by what was simply put, a thing of real beauty!"
EM Transport Ltd
Historically a buyer of new equipment however, the quality the team at Secondhandtrucks were able to achieve meant this used option was too good to turn!
“Normally we buy new but when we saw the quality and attention to detail Maritime had achieved with the Volvo on show at Truckfest 2016, it was a no brainer” says Matt Noon, MD of EM Transport. “As soon as we walked on to the Maritime stand we were immediately drawn to what was simply put, a thing of beauty! The truck was already in our colour scheme and the quality of the paintwork, alloys, new tyres, light bars & fuel tanks made it hard to believe it wasn’t a new truck! My Wife then made the decision there and then, I had to buy it!”
"Dealing with Matt and the team is a pleasure. I only have to pick up the phone and the truck is being sorted out for me."
Owen Evans Transport
Trading since 1972, the present MD, Richard Thomas, has been a long standing customer to Secondhand Trucks for the past 5 years, with Volvo being his truck of choice.
"I first purchased a truck from Secondhand Trucks in 2012, the presentation of their vehicles is as good as new and in all the years I've been dealing with them I have never seen it until it turns up in my yard.
Dealing with Matt and the team is a pleasure, I only have to pick up the phone the truck is being sorted out for me. I may get cheaper elsewhere, but I have the peace of mind of knowing the quality will be perfect for me. On the rare occasion I have had to use their aftersales, it has been handled swiftly and
without fuss, you couldn't ask for better."
"The staff at Secondhand Trucks have been very professional, always courteous and willing to go that extra mile!"
Boban & Son Ltd
When the time came for Boban & Son Ltd to grow their business, they wanted to benefit from not only a quality truck
but also the work to go with it. Maritime provided the answer to both!
"When I started looking, it was clear there was only one real contender", explains MD Bogdan Balmas. "The idea of a quality truck and the peace of mind that it will be out earning every day was for me, a no brainer.
The truck was presented in a like new condition, the specification allows my driver to live away all week and I can know he will be back Friday or, Saturday having had 5/6 full days of earnings.
The staff at Secondhand Trucks have been very professional, always courteous and willing to go that extra mile to ensure you all the relevant information to allow you to make the right decision for
I will definitely be recommending others to Secondhand Trucks and will be back to buy again in the very near future."
"I know the truck will be sorted, exactly to our specification including livery and will be in brilliant condition!"
Holchem Laboratories Ltd
A family run company operating since 1982, specialising in Hygiene and chemical manufacturing Holchem Laboratories first
purchased from us in 2013 and we're proud to say, they have returned every year since.
"We first came across Maritime when one of our drivers noticed they ran the same colours as us and how clean their trucks always looked on the road", explains Holchem Transport Manager, Paul Power. "I put a call in to Matt and we have not looked back since. Our drivers rave about the trucks and how immaculate they are, just like a brand new truck!
We find dealing with Maritime very easy, you put a call in to Matt and I know the truck will be sorted, exactly to our specification including livery and will be in brilliant condition. They're very thorough, proactive and we never have to chase anything.
Of course it goes without saying we will be back for more of the same and always recommend them to others looking for top quality trucks."