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Our Fleet

Terminology Guide

HGV Specialist Trailer Hire & Sales

HGV specialist trailer hire & sales are the principal activities of our business. We aim to have a flexible approach, allowing our customers to rent first (on a short or long term basis) and then buy the exact trailer they have been renting should they wish.

Most trailers on our trailer fleet are specialised HGV trailers; either very long or very low. We have an extensive specialist trailer hire & sales fleet, available for short or long term hire or for outright purchase. The fleet is currently composed of the following main trailer types:

Flat/Platform Trailers

3 Axle (13.6m)
3 Axle (13.6m) Storage only

Urban Flat Trailers

3 Axle (10.6m) Rear Steer

Step / Drop Extenders

3 Axle (.70/.80/.90m)
4 Axle (.90m)
3 Axle Double Ext Hyd-Str SL Axle (.85m)
4 Axle Double Ext Hyd-Str SL Axle (.85m)
5 Axle Triple Ext Hyd-Str SL Axle (.85m)

Extender (Flat/Platform)

3 Axle Urban Ext (10-14m)
3 Axle (13-21m)
3 Axle Triple Ext Hyd-Str (13-36m)
4 Axle Triple Ext Hyd-Str (13-40m)
4 Axle Triple Ext Hyd-Str (16-53m)
5 Axle Triple Ext Hyd-Str (13-36m)

Plant Machinery Carrier with Ramps

3 Axle Tractor Carrier
3 Axle
4 Axle

Step / Drop Frame (non-extending) Trailer

3 Axle

Low Loader Extender

2 Axle (7.5-12.8m)
3 Axle (7.5-12.8m)

Curtainsider Trailer

3 Axle (13.6m)


As well as specialised trailer hire and sales, we also have over 350 flat 3 Axle Flat Platform trailers and some curtainsider trailers. Discounts are available on these two types of trailers if they are only being used for storage. We occasionally also have tipping trailers, truss carriers and skeletals for sale or rent but are always happy to service, repair and test them.

The fleet is comprised of trailers by Broshuis, Doll, Montracon, Faymonville, Nooteboom, SDC and others.

Our workshops have had many years of experience with specialist trailers, including track and hydraulic issues on extending trailers. Because we have maintained a HGV trailer hire fleet for decades we are familiar with most of the issues which crop up with extending and steering trailers.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions: +44 01302 710711

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.