Truck and Trailer Sales introduce new urban GT low-loader

Truck and Trailer Sales Coventry

Truck and Trailer Sales’ has introduced a new 2-axle GT low-loader to its line-up of urban trailers. Nicknamed The Pup, the 10.5m-length trailer has side-shifting flip toe ramps with a rear steering axle. It can take a maximum 20-tonne payload and comes with outriggers and a non-slip rubber floor.

“The Pup is ideal for the urban environment, especially London. It’s also great for the countryside and hard-to-access sites,” Truck and Trailer Sales Ltd owner, William Simpson says.

Like the larger self-widening low-loader available from Truck and Trailer Sales, the 2-axle unit can also be specified with an extender, increasing the length by 1m to 4m.

Douglas F Mitchell continues love affair with Volvo

Douglas Mitchell


Laurencekirk-based, Douglas F Mitchell has added a new Volvo FH tractor to its fleet.

The FH comes with a range-topping Globetrotter XL cab, a 6x2 pusher axle, 4,100mm wheelbase chassis and 540hp.

Inside the cab is a leather interior and  Volvo’s Bed Resting Package, coffee-maker and microwave.

Douglas F Mitchell will use its latest  Volvo to haul a variety of trailer types on agricultural work.

Supplied by Volvo Truck and Bus Centre North & Scotland in Aberdeen, the truck is on a five-year, Volvo Gold Service Contract. 

Founded by Douglas and Rosehelen Mitchell in 1974 with one tipper lorry, Douglas F Mitchell now operates a fleet of ten vehicles, including seven FHs and one FM, which are bolstered by two full-time sub-contractors.

The Mitchell family’s association with Volvo trucks stretches back to 1983, when Douglas bought an ‘A’ registered F7 from Volvo truck dealers James M Forbes (Motors) Ltd in Aberdeen