Welcome to United Kingdom's Top Truck Trailers Dealer Exporter Jim Autos UK
Quality Used Truck, Trailer and Commercial vehicles are available for sale at United Kingdom's top dealer and exporter. We export all brands of new and used trucks from United Kingdom, Thailand and Singapore to all parts of the world. Our quality is always high and our prices always low. Since we are the largest truck exporter we can purchase in bulk and pass savings to our customers. Whether you are looking for Avia/Daewoo, AWD, Bedford, BMC, BMI, Cartwright, Citroen, Crane Fruehauf, DAF, Dennis, ERF, Fiat, Foden, Ford, Freightliner, Hino, Isuzu Truck, Iveco, Land Rover, Lawrence David, LDV, Leyland, M&G, MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Fuso, Montracon, Nissan, Peugeot, Plant, Renault, Scania, Scarab, Schmitz, SDC, Seddon Atkinson, Toyota, Trailer, Vauxhall a, Volkswagen or Volvo Jim Autos UK has the right truck for you.
We have a wide range of used trucks, from 7.5 tonne to 44 tonne and above including rigids (rigid lorries), boxes (box vans and trucks) and used tractor units for sale and export. We always have a selection of trailers for sale including flats, skellys and curtain-siders.
No matter what your body type: Access Platforms, Beavertails, Box Trailers, Box Vans, Brick Carrier, Bus, Car Transporters, Chassis Cabs, Cherry Picker, Combi Vans, Concrete Pump, Crane Vehicle, Curtainsiders, Demounts, Drawbars, Dropside Tippers, Dropsides, Ejectors, Excavators, Exhibition Trailers, Fire Trucks, Flats, Fork Lifts, Fuel Tankers, Generator, Grab Loader, Gritters, Hookloaders, Horseboxes, Hot Boxes, LIvestock Carrier, Low Loaders, Lutons, Mess Vans, Minibuses, Mixers, Mobile Offices, Panel Vans, Pick Ups, Plant Bodies, Plant Trailers, Post Hole Borer, Recovery Vehicle, Recycling Vehicle, Refrigerated Box, Refrigerated Trailer, Refrigerated Vans, Refuse Body, Removal Body, Roll On/Off, Scaffold Body, Skeletal Trailer, Skiploaders, Sliding Skeletals, Small Panel Van, Specialist, Stepframe, Sweeper, Tankers, Tippers, Tractor Unit 4x2, Tractor Unit 6x2, Tractor Unit 6x4, Tractor Unit 8x4, Traffic Management Dropside, Tug, Unknown, Vacuum Tanks or Walking Floor, we can supply it.
The towing part of what Americans call a "rig" which pulls a trailer that imposes part of its load on the towing vehicle. Also known as a Prime Mover, Tractive Unit, Mechanical Horse, Horse, Artic or Motive Unit.
As the name suggests, a rigid truck with 2, 3 or 4 axles.
Known in many countries as a Dumper. Usualy a rigid truck with a tipping body for easy unload of loose cargo.
An American usage to describe the complete vehicle, towing truck and trailer.
The first cause of much confusion is the "weight" of a truck. In many countries, a "ten tonne truck" is one that carries ten tonnes, but in Britain and the rest of Europe, it is the Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). This is the weight of the complete vehicle, including the body, load, fuel and the driver.
- 4x2. A truck with two axles, only one of which transmits driving power. The rear axle will normally have twin rear wheels but the British convention is to count them as one wheel each. Depending on how you count those rear wheels, it may also be called a four wheeler or a Six wheeler.
- 6x4. A truck with 3 axles, two of which transmit the drive. Again, the drive axles will normally have twin rear wheels so the there will be a total of 10 wheels on these trucks although we count twins as singles. Sometimes known in the UK as a six wheeler and in some countries as a ten wheeler, a double diff or double drive.
- 6x2. These have 3 axles, only one of which transmits the drive. They carry the same weight as a 6x4, but are cheaper, simpler and use less fuel.
- 8x4. This is an arrangement found almost without exception, on large tipping vehicles that require the weight carrying capacity and the adhesion of two drive axles.
- Sleeper - Deeper Cab with single bed behind the seats
- Double Sleeper - Deeper Cab with bunk beds behind the seats (normally 2 separate beds)
- Day Cab - Normaly a small cab with low cab and no space behind the seats.
- Space Cab - (DAF Term) Sleeper cab with a higher mounted cab, flat floor and high celing.
- Super Space Cab - (DAF Term) Sleeper cab with a higher mounted cab, flat floor and very high celing.
- DAF cab types - Space cab, Super Space cab etc....
- MAN cab types - Topline etc..
- ERF cab types - Olympic cab etc
- Iveco cab types
- Volvo cab types - Globetrotter...
- Foden cab types
To use a truck over 3.5 tonnes GVW in the UK, the owner must obtain an Operating, or "O" licence, just to keep the truck or trucks on his premises. He must apply to a licencing authority for a particular number of vehicles or trailers and his ability to run the vehicles in a professional manner will be taken into account before a licence is issued. Drivers are subject to a strict licencing system that covers their skills and their health and they must comply with Europe wide laws that restrict the amount of work that they do each day.
The vehicles must, by law, be inspected at a frequency that depends on the use they are put to and a system must exist to report technical faults and ensure they are repaired. The trucks have to pass a roadworthiness test every year at a Government run test station. It is a very strict test that covers the obvious features such as brakes lights and steering and also includes the exhaust emissions and cab rust. This test is colloquially known at the MOT, and it can be assumed that a vehicle with a recent MOT is in sound condition in most areas.