As well as carrying a range of HGV and PCV spares, we can also make up HGV Number & Trailer Registration Plates for you. Usually while you wait. Our acrylic, reflective plates are fully compliant with the requirements of latest BS AU 145d regulations. The plates we can make are:

  • Standard square or rectangular HGV/LGV/PCV plates
  • Trailer registration plates

If you are interested in this service please contact our spares department for more info and prices.

Taking Trailers Abroad

If you intend to take a trailer abroad then check if your trailer needs to be registered to go abroad on the .gov website here.

You must register commercial trailers over 750kg gross weight and all trailers over 3,500kg gross weight before towing them through some European countries.

If this applies, you will need to fix the trailer registration plate to the back, as well as the towing vehicle’s number plate.

Fix the trailer registration plate as far away as possible from the towing vehicle’s number plate.

If you cannot fix the trailer registration plate on the back of your trailer, fix it to both sides instead near to the rear. Make sure they’re clearly visible.

Specialist Low Loader Trailer Hire & Sales

We buy, sell and rent extendable and non-extending flatlow loader, step frame and urban trailers plus plant, tractor, wing and truss carriers.

The majority of the 600 plus modern trailers on our fleet are made by Broshuis, Dennison, Montracon, and SDC.

We also offer repairs, re-furbishmentHGV DVSA testingsparesservice, test preparation, tachograph calibration and brake analysis. These services are suitable for most trucks, trailers, buses, tractor units, lorries and PSV’s.

Privately owned, John Hudson Trailers Ltd is a family company based in the UK at Bawtry in South Yorkshire. We have been working in the HGV specialist transport industry since 1959 and are members of the Heavy Transport Association.