Test centre open and normal working hours resumed.

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am – 7.00 pm | Saturday: 7.00 am – 11.00 am | Sunday: CLOSED
The test centre is obviously very busy as we work through the backlog but please do get in touch: 01302 710711

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Hello and welcome to John Hudson Trailers Ltd

John Hudson Trailers Ltd  buy, sell and rent HGV trailers. Half our fleet are semi low loader, extending (and non extendable) step frames and detachable neck low-loaders. They are specialist carrier trailers suitable for a variety of loads including plant, tractor, wings, truss, steel, rail and construction industry transport. As well as these single, double or triple extendible trailers (known also as trombone, teletrailers, multitrailers or just extenders) we also have a large number of standard flat / platform and curtainsiders, plus shorter, urban trailers.

The trailers on our large fleet often have multiple self steering axles, hydraulic double flip ramps, beaver tails, wafer decks, override steering, detachable necks. Our specialised low loader fleet is mainly comprised of trailers made by Broshuis. We also buy, rent and sell Doll, Faymonville and Nooteboom low-loaders. The flat/platform trailers on our fleet are made by Montracon, SDCDennison and others.

Here in the UK at our Bawtry, South Yorkshire, yard, we offer repairs, re-furbishment, HGV testing, spares, service, test preparation, tachograph calibration and brake analysis for trucks, trailers, buses, tractor units, lorries and other PSV’s. We are a DVSA Authorised Testing Facility and members of the Heavy Transport Association.

Have a look around, check out our FaceBook page and Instagram feed and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have comments or questions:

 +44 1302 710711 or


Specialised semi low loader and flat HGV trailers at John Hudson Trailers Ltd
A yard full of specialised semi low loader and flat HGV trailers at John Hudson Trailers Ltd in Bawtry, UK.

Brief History

John Hudson Trailers Ltd is a family company working in the HGV transport industry since the 1950’s. Harold John Hudson started the company in 1959 at Branton as an Albion Truck dealer and soon afterwards we moved to the current Bawtry site. In those early days John would deliver new trucks personally and then hitch a lift back after the delivery. Our company then grew steadily becoming a Leyland Trucks distributor in the 1970’s. After the merger with DAF in 1987, we decided to concentrate on the sales and hire of trailers. For many years we were known as Trailer Supermarket. Today we have a fleet of over 600 trailers and offer a range of services to the heavy goods vehicle and abnormal load industry. We are a privately owned company and the directors are all still family members.