We have recently invested in two brand new super fantastic Bradbury wireless exhaust gas testing and analysing machines. Speak to our service department if you are interested in any of our HGV services or repairs or to book a VOSA MOT test at our on-site test station.


Our fleet engineer, Harry Young, ran the 2017 Great North Run in Newcastle in two hours eight minutes, raising over £900 for MyAware.

Myaware is the name of the Myasthenia Gravis Association, who support people with myasthenia and their families, increase public and medical awareness of the condition and raise funds for research and support staff.

Thanks to all our customers, suppliers and colleagues who sponsored Harry.

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To celebrate 40 years of collaboration between John Hudson Trailers and Broshuis UK.


On the 15th,16th & 17th of June 2107 John Hudson Trailers and Broshuis are holding an open day to celebrate 40 years of collaboration between these 2 family owned companies.We would like to invite you to celebrate together with employees from both companies at John Hudson Trailers site in Bawtry. We will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m on the Thursday and Friday and from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on the Saturday.What to expect at the open day?

  • Introduction of the new 3 and 4 axle semi low-loader
  • The complete Broshuis trailer programme
  • Official opening of our new office
  • Snacks and drinks

Look forward to seeing you there.


John Hudson.

Register here if you would like to attend:




Harry Young Great North Run

John Hudson Trailer’s Harry Young raised £1,080 for the Myasthenia Gravis Association (see My Aware) in the Great North Run.

Thank you to everyone who sponsored or donated.

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After Natwest Bank helped us finance our new office and reception, they wanted to make a press release.

Kate Visser of the Natwest press office wrote up the project, and articles have appeared in Business Insider, Business Desk and Doncaster Free Press.

We supplied the pictures:

John Hudson Trailers Staff

Some of our office staff: Graeme Hargreaves (Workshop Foreman), Peter Coggan (Service Manager), Tina Mackie (Service Administrator), Gemma Croskell (Accountant), Joe Clarke (Operations Manager), Laura Rose Marshall (Service Administrator), Brett Bonser (Parts).

John Hudson Trailers New Office

The exterior of the new office and reception.

John Hudson Trailers New Office

Office interior: John, Chris and Harry’s desk.

John Hudson Trailers New Office

Office interior: Main entrance, customer café area and reception desk. Free tea and coffee!

John Hudson Trailers New Office

Office interior: Looking out from the mezzanine.

Here’s Kate’s text:

John Hudson Trailers Embarks on Business Growth Ambitions with Office Refurbishment

Family-owned and operated John Hudson Trailers has completed a massive refurbishment of its main office in Bawtry with support from NatWest.

John Hudson Trailers, which was set up in 1959, specialises in hire, sale and service of HGV commercial specialised trailers. Services include short and long term hire trailers, HGV DVSA testing, breakdown assistance, spares, test preparation, tachograph calibration and brake analysis for trucks, trailers, buses and other public service vehicles.

The improvements include creation of a single new entrance way, a reception area, and an open office space for customers and staff. John Hudson Trailers has been based at the site in Bawtry since its opening.

John Hudson Trailers has a fleet of 500 trailers for hire which can also be purchased and workshop on site. The fleet includes large hire trailers which are capable of transporting larger items such as parts for wind turbines.

Graham Robbins is one of four directors at the company. He said: “The new office is a big step forward for us as part of our commitment to delivering for our customers. We are able to communicate more effectively so customers’ queries can be dealt with more quickly.”

A total of 48 people are employed in the business, including the company’s new operations manager Joe Clarke. Graham said: “Our hiring of Joe has also been a benefit as he manages our premises so we can work more efficiently.”

When the time came to obtain funding for the refurbishment, the management team at John Hudson Trailers turned to NatWest Relationship Director Martin Gorman for support. Martin obtained a six-figure loan to facilitate the project.

Graham said: “We moved our banking facilities to NatWest in 2008 and the bank has always been very good to work with, especially during the recession. The team has provided us with flexible funding solutions that support our business goals.”

Martin said: “I was delighted to support John Hudson Trailers with funding facilities for the office refurbishment project which will assist the business in achieving its long-term business aspirations. We wish the team at John Hudson every success for the future.”

For more information contact:

Kate Visser, Regional PR Manager

07717 766239


Notes to Editors:

RBS is a UK-based banking and financial services company, headquartered in Edinburgh.

RBS provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two main subsidiaries, The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well-known brands including Ulster Bank and Coutts.

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We always have a great selection of new and nearly new step frame extenders in stock; for sale or hire.

You can choose from:

  • Single, double or even triple extending
  • Self track axles or hydraulic steering
  • 3 to 7 axles
  • Various deck heights

You’re always welcome to come and view our stock and chat to a member of our sales team; the kettle’s always on!

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Stolen Trailer

We got a phone call on the 18th. One of our trailers was spotted COMPLETELY blocking the road near Hatfield.

Clive and Scott set off to investigate, and they found this!

The trailer was on hire, and had been stolen during the previous night. The thief, in a home-painted truck with false plates, tried to do a three-point-turn in the road; but came a cropper. Last seen legging it across the ploughed field in the background.

We’re very glad to have the trailer back, and with no damage.

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We have recently completed a full refurbishment of a 3 axle Nooteboom extending plant trailer for a customer. The trailer has had a full overhaul by our skilled workshop fitters. This included retro fitting post sockets, modifying the rear ramps and fitting a headboard storage rack. The trailer was then sent for a full shot blast and re-paint before returning to us for a final inspection and MOT.
If you are interested in having trailers from your existing fleet refurbished contact our workshop for more details.

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