What Our Customers Say
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Old and New! Here is a photo of our original Scania 110 from 1974 together with three of our very latest brand new Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL tractor units. The Scania was one of the very first trucks purchased by Glyn Davies, our Chairman, when he started Russell Davies. The truck was fully restored some years ago and is in "as new" condition. We have recently carried out some minor jobs to keep it in good working order and ready for the road. It is kept on display at Ipswich Transport Museum which is a fascinating day out. It ran very well at a steady 50 mph back to Ipswich from West Thurrock! We are proud to still have one of the first vehicles which was on fleet all those years ago and a part of the company history.
NL Haulage from Bedford are the latest purchaser of one of our premium Volvo FH 500 Globetotter XL tractor units. This truck was make to look extra special with white and blue colour coded panels and the unusual yet very eye catching classic style of livery. The customer collected the truck from our premises, all serviced up to date and taxed, so it could go to work immediately.
"I would like to thank Hanbury Riverside. It was a pleasure dealing with Lee and the team on the purchase of our Volvo truck. The way the truck was presented was first class, the closest thing to a new truck. I would recommend anyone to go and see Lee and hope to do business again with him in the future. Regards, Mark, NL Haulage"
We are very pleased to supply Kenson Transport with a Volvo FH tractor unit and also a Dennison trailer. The truck was fitted with a "Cross Rail" / FORS compliant system including colour side view camera, nearside proximity sensing and a audible turn warning. Afterwards, the truck was serviced, signwriting fitted and valeted to be presented in immaculate condition along with the very smart looking trailer. Here is a photo of the truck and trailer combination all ready to go to work.
Bryan Nunn Haulage
Bryan Nunn Haulage is a very well respected haulier from Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. We are pleased to be their preferred supplier of Volvo tractor units. This one was originally owned by us from new and operated on our own fleet. Prior to delivery, we arranged for PTO equipment to be fitted. Finally the truck was serviced up to date and valeted. It looks as good as new.
W Humphreys Transport (London) Ltd
We are delighted that local customer Bill Humphrey has purchased our Renault Tractor Unit. This was an usual vehicle for us to have but it was in superb condition, very well looked after, low mileage and with PTO equipment already fitted. This was just what our customer was looking for. We were able to prepare the truck very quickly so it went on the road in a matter of days.
RLC Transport are a previous customer of ours and we are very pleased to say they have just purchased another two Volvo FH 540 Globetrotter XL tractor units from us. Both trucks are very special and the customer has chosen extras very carefully for the perfect all round specification. We have arranged for Alloy wheels, Chrome front steps, Front under bumper spoiler, Kelsa Top Bar with extra lights and Strobe lights all to be fitted prior to delivery. The end result looks fantastic, especially being finished off with the livery being fitted.
"We would like to say a big thank you to Lee and the team at Hanbury Riverside, even after 10 years to come back and still get the same great customer service was a pleasure. All the team were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and we're ready for another one, Hanbury will be on the top of our list" Rob & Lynda Cooper, RLC Transport Ltd.
Essex Hay and Straw Company
This stunning Volvo FH 500 was originally owned by us from new and operated on our own fleet. New customer Essex Hay and Straw Company purchased it and asked us to arrange for all the preparation work to be carried out before collection. We arranged for the cab to be repainted in Ruby Red metallic, Alcoa Alloy Wheels to be fitted and a Kelsa Top Bar with extra lights to be installed. The finished product looks fantastic. The final addition was the transfer of a special registration number before delivery.
We are very pleased to be chosen as preferred supplier for new company Infinity Logistics of Felixstowe. They have taken delivery of five identical Daf XF 510 Euro 6 tractor units from Hanbury Riverside, all finished in their striking livery. We wish them every success in their new venture.
VG Mathers are one of our many valued customers from Scotland. They placed an order for two identical Volvo FH 500 Globetrotter XL's. Like many customers, they did not come to see the vehicles beforehand, our very high standards of quality is reassurance that the trucks will exactly as we describe and promise. We have added Kelsa light bars, Alcoa alloy wheels, TV preparation and Microwave ovens to both vehicles, in addition to their already high specification. The customer arranged for two of their drivers to fly into Stansted Airport where we collected them and brought them back to our premises to collect the trucks.
James Dougan and Sons
James Dougan has just purchased a Volvo FH 500 Globetrotter XL Euro 6 to replace his older Volvo tractor unit. We have arranged for SB Components PTO equipment to be installed, Alcoa Durabright Evo wheels to be fitted and signwriting designed and fitted. The truck was then valeted and serviced up to date. The final finishing touch was transferring a special registration to the truck. It looks brand new, shown here with a very happy new customer.
"I would to say a big "Thank You" to Lee, David and the rest of the team at Hanbury Riverside for the help and support in sourcing my new vehicle. From the initial phone call to the prompt delivery of my Volvo FH4, in just over a week! This included signwriting, alloy wheels and fitting of the PTO. Well done to all who where involved. Regards James Dougan"
Neville and Steve Tilley LLP of Stamford
Another one of our striking Volvo trucks ready for delivery. This is a 2015 Volvo FH4 500 Euro 6 from our own fleet. The new owner arranged for us to carry out fitment of a PTO - by SB Components of Wisbech, Alcoa alloy wheels and a Kelsa light bar. We organised for all the work to be done either by the suppliers or by ourselves in our own workshop. This keeps the work to our precise standards so we have the confidence the truck is perfect on delivery. The final touch is a special registration number "V200NEV" which was assigned to the truck before collection - it makes the truck look like brand new. Here is what the customer said of their Hanbury Riverside experience -
"As you can see from the photo, V200NEV looks jolly good. Its first load is being loaded this afternoon. May we take this opportunity to say that as always the truck was precisely as you described. As with all previous trucks we've purchased from Hanbury Riverside, it was all done over the phone we did not feel the need to view. Kind Regards, Neville and Steve Tilley"
We are delighted to be the supplier of choice for Scot Heating Company of Stirling in Scotland. They choose their trucks from Hanbury Riverside and make the considerable journey from Scotland to collect their purchases, which we are very grateful for. Here is a photo showing one of their vehicles at a commercial show, displaying their eye catching livery on both truck and trailer.
Les Smith Haulage
Les Smith is a regular Scania customer of ours. This Scania R440 Topline is the latest addition to his fleet. Previous purchases include an "X" registration, a "52" registration and a "59" registration. Les travels from Worcester to visit us at Hanbury Riverside and we make him most welcome. We arranged for servicing, tachograph calibration and fitting of the livery to be all completed before the truck was collected. We are sure this truck will prove to be a valuable addition to the fleet!
Highfield Haulage Bilston
Highfield Haulage are a long standing customer of Hanbury Riverside. They recently had the need for a nearly new Volvo FH 500 "Rear Lift" tractor unit, which is a rare and sought after truck. We were able to supply the perfect vehicle, which had been on our own fleet. We arranged for a Kelsa Top Bar to be installed and the signwriting to be designed and fitted. The truck was then serviced up to date and valeted to be truly indistinguishable from new. We are pleased to report that the customer was exceptionally pleased when they collected it.
Searon Logistics Felixstowe
Searon Logistics are a Felixstowe based operator with an excellent reputation. They had a need for extra tractor units to increase their growing fleet. They already had experience of the latest Daf XF Euro 6 tractor unit and had no hesitation in placing an order for 12 identical tractor units from Hanbury Riverside. We operate our own fleet and have no problems in sourcing and completing this size of order on time and on budget, to our very high standards. All 12 vehicles were prepared to exactly the same specification. We delivered them direct to the customer and they all went to work straight away.
Alton Transport Service
Alton Transport Service recently bought a 2013 Volvo FH4 from us. They were extremely pleased when they collected the truck from us and said they would return for more. We are therefore delighted to say they have now purchased another two trucks from us, identical to the first one. They were prepared to exactly the same specification and standard and delivered to the customer ready to go to work straight away. All our trucks are "ready to go" as soon as they are collected!
G and S Pullet Transport
Another very smart looking Volvo from Hanbury Riverside. Prepared to our exacting standards, we arranged for the cab to be painted in blue, Kelsa Top Bar with extra lights to be fitted and the truck valeted and serviced right up to date before collection. Looks fantastic!
Young Gubbings Ltd
Young Gubbings are a regular Hanbury Riverside customer and we are pleased to supply them with their fleet requirements. This customer has vehicles prepared in a very eye catching livery, complete with Super Single front tyres and a Kelsa Top Bar with extra lights. The trucks are always exceptionally well looked after and they always look "as new" when out on the road. We look forward to being of service in the future.
Chris Waite Transport
We are pleased to supply Chris Waite Transport with their second Volvo truck from Hanbury Riverside. The first was a 2013 Volvo FH 500 Drawbar prime mover, which we had owned from new. This latest vehicle is a top of the range Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL tractor unit. We arranged for a Kelsa Top Bar to be supplied and fitted and the truck serviced up to date. The customer came to us on a Saturday morning to collect the new addtion and very smart it looks too.
NRS Waste Care Ltd
We are very pleased to have sold our first vehicle to NRS Waste Care. The truck, a Volvo FH16 750 6x4 tractor unit, is truly exceptional . This has been owned by us from new and operated by one driver who really has looked after it. Complete with PTO equipment, this double drive heavy duty truck is ready for the hardest work! Prepared to our usual very high standards, serviced up to date and valeted to be as new.
"Hi Lee, Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team! When the boss told me to look for a new 6x4 tractor with the right spec and tipping gear the one you had for sale was advertised but awaiting photos... I remember our first conversation and within seconds you had sent me some pictures from your personal mobile, a deal was done and whilst awaiting delivery of your new FH16 750 (to replace this one) you kept me up to date every couple of days with details of what was happening to our vehicle. On the Saturday Tony and myself came to collect the vehicle I remember saying it was like we were old buddies and I had known you for years. The vehicle was in the valeting bay and looked stunning! One of your team was more than helpful showing me all around the truck, in the cab and outside under the grille. The truck was as new and I would say to anyone in the market for a new or nearly new truck to speak to Lee at Hanbury Riverside. Thank you for the professional service with a very friendly attitude (even when I would ring you out of hours) nothing seemed too much trouble. Keep up the good work to all at Hanbury Riverside. A massive thanks from Mark and myself at NRS Wastecare."
Steve Frowen Transport Ltd
Steve Frowen is another new customer who has purchased a top of the range Volvo FH16 750 from Hanbury Riverside. Again this was owned by us from new and operated on our own fleet - we know the history of our trucks from their first day on the road. This is a very special vehicle, made even better with the extra items we arranged to be fitted prior to delivery. This includes Kelsa light bars, spotlamps, strobe lamps, CB preparation, STGO plate and air horns. All the work is carried out "in house" by our own technicians and a specialist electrician, which means the very highest quality standards throughout. The photo shows the truck completed and ready for delivery.
Alton Transport Service
We are pleased to supply Alton Transport Service with a 2013 Volvo FH4. They were recommended to come to us from an existing customer. This truck had been owned by us from new and was in immaculate condition inside and out. We arranged for a few extras to be fitted prior to delivery. The truck was then serviced up to date ready for collection by the customer. A few days later we arranged for a personalised registration to be transferred which has now been fitted. Here is what the customer said of their first Hanbury Riverside experience - "Thank you for your help and again thank you for the truck. It is a great piece of kit and we will be back for more shortly. Regards, Mick."
W A Riddle Transport Ltd
Our silver metallic Volvo FH16 750 has been collected by the new owner, W A Riddle Transport. They travelled all the way from Scotland to Essex to purchase a truck from Hanbury Riverside. This truck was extra special, being a top of the range Volvo FH. We have added a Kelsa top bar with extra lights and air horns, Side skirts painted in matching silver and PTO equipment. We also organised the transfer of special registation "FH16WAR" onto the truck in time for collection. The driver was extremely pleased to collect his new truck. Here is a photo with the truck back at base in Scotland with livery fitted and a matching trailer.
Ipswich Preparatory School
Now for something a bit different! We were contacted by the highly regarded Ipswich Preparatory School and asked if we could give them some help. Their Year 1 are looking at transport history as part of their topic work. They asked if it was possible to have a truck brought to the school to show the children a real life sized truck. We were delighted to be asked and Richard our member of staff spent a very enjoyable morning at the school showing the children one of our Daf trucks. We hope that this provided a very informative insight into the world of transport!
Forza Historic Racing Ltd
We are pleased to supply Reading based company, Forza Historic Racing Ltd, with a Scania R440 Topline truck for their haulage operations. We arranged for a Kelsa light bar with extra lights to be fitted, serviced and MOT tested up to date and delivered to the customers premises, by our own member of staff. Another example of the high quality trucks supplied by Hanbury Riverside.
Paul Salmon International
We are pleased to supply Paul Salmon with his second new model Volvo FH. This second vehicle is identical to the first. We arranged for Kelsa light bars - with extra lights - to be installed, Stainless steel wheel trims, Painting of the lower windscreen panel, Chrome front steps, Full livery and transfer of registration from his part exchange Volvo to the replacement latest one. It all looks great and just like a brand new truck.
We are very proud to supply Drummond Distribution of Scotland with three "15" Registration Daf XF 510 Euro 6 trucks. These trucks were owned by us from new and operated on our own fleet from new. Each one had one regular driver. We know the history of each truck from day one. All were prepared to our exacting standards including the paintwork shown in the photo, part of the customers livery. All three were then delivered to Scotland by our own staff - the Hanbury Riverside customer service extends right to the customers door!
VGB Trans Ltd
Shown in the photo is the first two trucks for VGB Trans Ltd, with another two identical vehicles to follow afterwards. VGB Trans are a regular customer and have purchased many trucks from us over the years. We prepare all the vehicles to the same high standard, with some added extras - Kelsa light bars, fitted by our specialist electrician and extra long range fuel tanks supplied and fitted by SB Components of Wisbech. We also organise for the signwriting to be done. The trucks are then fully serviced up to date and MOT tested so they are ready to go straight to work.
We have supplied PR Logistics with another two Volvo FH500 Globetrotter XL trucks. Here is the first one, ready to be collected by the driver. PR Logistics are from Ireland and one of many Irish transport companies who buy their trucks from Hanbury Riverside. We collected the driver from Stansted Airport for the short journey to our premises. This makes collecting the truck an effortless and easy experience. After collecting the truck, the driver was heading for Scotland to collect a trailer and a load for the return journey.
Another two vehicles for Colton Transport! Repeat regular customers, Colton Transport again chose Hanbury Riverside to supply their increasing need for high quality used trucks. We arranged for everything to be organised and completed before the trucks were delivered - Painting in customers livery, Kelsa Top and Low bars supplied and fitted, Chrome front steps fitted, Cab corner deflectors painted and fitted, Personalised registrations purchased and assigned to the trucks, Full Service and MOT testing, Tachograph calibration and Road Taxing. When the trucks were delivered, they went to work on the same day.
We are pleased to supply a 2014 Volvo FH 500 to Steve Debruin. He purchased a Volvo FH16 750 from us earlier in the year and this vehicle is an addition to the fleet. The driver was especially pleased to have such a nice truck when he came in to pick it up!
RF Transport Company
We are pleased to supply RF Transport Company with their first new model Volvo FH4. They have been a customer of ours for many years and have been a strong supporter of the Volvo brand. This truck replaces a 2004 (54) registration Volvo FH which was purchased from us in 2006. After travelling over 1.6 million kilometres it was time for a well deserved change.
"We had decided to replace our old faithful Volvo FH Globetrotter "Mistral V" which I purchased back in 2006. I called Lee Smith and informed him that I was looking for another truck, the reply was "leave it to me." True to his word he rang me three days later with an absolutely perfect Volvo FH4 Globetrotter XL, fully loaded in as new condition. The deal was hassle free, without the usual high pressure sales pitch. A big thank you once again to the whole team at Hanbury Riverside. When you want the best, you can forget the rest!" Bob Arscott, RF Transport Company.
Jeff Swift from CJS International of Derbyshire recently collected his truck from us. It is a Volvo FH 4 Euro 6 tractor unit. One request from the customer was to have a full repaint carried out - both the chassis and the cab together with all the mudwings and cab plastic panels. A very comprehensive job and looks stunning in the new metallic blue colour. We also arranged purchase of a new registration number, transferring it to the truck and taxing it for a year. Finally the truck was serviced up to date and fully valeted inside and out ready to be collected.
"Our core business is providing a road feeder service to airlines and agents transporting air freight across the UK and Europe. We normally purchase new vehicles but owing to a sudden increase in business we needed something quickly and that's when we turned to Lee. I have to say it's the easiest purchase I've made. Everything from arranging the truck to be completely repainted in our colours, and it's probably the best paintwork I've seen, to purchasing and registering the private plate, it was all done without fuss by an extremely polite and helpful team. Since taking the vehicle, it looks and drives like a new vehicle. When it comes to purchasing another truck, I'll definitely be giving Lee a call" Jeff Swift, CJS Interational.
DP Willis Haulage
Shown in the photo is the first of two Volvo FH4 500 trucks for DP Willis Haulage of Huntingdon. Prepared to our normal high standards and both trucks fitted with PTO equipment. Also fitted are Alcoa Alloy wheels - they look great, save weight and make the trucks really stand out. Both were delivered to the customers premises, ready to go to work straight away.
Sharps Haulage Manchester
We are pleased to say that our very special "Hanbury Riverside Special" truck now has a new home. This was our 1000th Volvo we had purchased from new. It is a top of the range Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL tractor unit, with all the options! Specially finished in Ruby Red metallic. We also added tailor made side skirts and also a Kelsa Top Bar with extra lights to finish a very complete package. A very lucky driver will enjoy this superb truck!
KR Joyce Transport and Sons
KR Joyce Transport from Dorset purchased from us recently a Volvo FH4 tractor unit. We are pleased to say they have now purchased another identical vehicle from us. We arranged for a duplication of the first vehicle, including painting the chassis and front bumper in preparation for the customers livery to be applied. We then organised delivery direct to the customers premises. All deliveries are made by our own staff to ensure of our special personal service extends right to the customers door.
Craig Nuttall Transport
New customer Craig Nuttall from Bolton has collected his Volvo FH4 from us. We arranged for special paintwork and livery to be fitted, a Microwave oven to be installed and front chrome grille steps to be fitted. All looking very smart.
Quest Medical provide logistics and maintenance solutions to the very specialised mobile medical industry. They had a requirement for three tractor units for a new contract. They chose Hanbury Riverside as we were able to supply from stock 3 identical, high specification, trucks to suit their immediate requirements. The trucks move multi-million pound special healthcare trailers so safety and reliability are paramount. Here are the first two trucks, with livery just fitted, ready for delivery.
We are pleased to hear recently from our customer Hyland Transport of Ireland. They purchased a Scania 114 380 from us in 2001. The truck is still double manned, working 24 hours a day, 5 days a week. A true testament to the quality and reliability of a Hanbury Riverside truck.
L Buxton and Son
L Buxton and Sons are a local company to Hanbury Riverside and we have been pleased to supply them several trucks in the past. The latest two purchased are a Scania V8 and a Daf Euro 6. We have added a Kelsa light bar to both vehicles for the finishing touch. It is essential that they have safe and very reliable trucks as they are livestock hauliers, operating all over the country. We are delighted that they chose Hanbury Riverside for their vehicle requirements.
Glen Gibbard Transport
We are pleased to supply Glen Gibbard Transport with one of our Scania R440 Topline tractor units. We have arranged for bespoke paintwork and a Kelsa light bar to be fitted. The truck was then fully serviced up to date and a new MOT test. All ready for many years of trouble free work and it looks fantastic. The customer was so pleased with the finished article we are delighted to say they purchased another one from us, to be prepared to the same specification.
A very smart pair of Volvo trucks. We are pleased to have supplied Colton Transport with two Volvo FH4 500's. The trucks have been painted in the customers colours, livery applied and Kelsa light bars with extra lights. Also fitted are some personal number plates. All ready for the road!
Peter Gould Haulage
Peter Gould Haulage of Surrey purchased a Volvo FH from us a little while ago. They were looking for another vehicle and decided to have something a little different - our very smart Mercedes Actros 510 Gigaspace. We have added several options including a Kelsa light bar with extra lights and flashing beacons. Prepared to our normal very high standards, the photo shows the truck ready for collection by the customer - looking like a brand new truck.
We are pleased to supply Mulholland Transport of County Down in Ireland with their latest Volvo truck. We arranged for the truck to have a PTO kit supplied and fitted before delivery, along with our normal full valet and service / MOT up to date. The customer was collected early one morning from Stansted Airport to collect the truck. A load had already been arranged for the journey home so making for a very worthwhile and productive trip back to Ireland.
Cliff Eaton - J Transport
Cliff Eaton of J Transport of Cheshunt have collected a "14" registration Daf XF Euro 6 from us. Here is a picture of Cliff with his 80 year old father who came along when the truck was collected -
"I have known Lee for many years and have bought 3 trucks from Hanbury Riverside now. When I'm thinking of changing I give them a ring to see what is coming in. I also like to browse the website to see what is available. Having seen a couple of trucks which caught my eye, I travelled to West Thurrock to "just have a look". They were all nicely presented but the Daf was really what I wanted and I did a deal with Lee. It turned out to be an expensive day but I am extremely pleased with my purchase! I had Kelsa light bars fitted as extras and the truck looked great when I picked it up a couple of weeks later. They taxed it for me and arranged for a new registration number to be transferred on to it. Hanbury Riverside are always good to deal with and I will be back!"
Fenland Haulage Ltd
"We run a mixed fleet of 20 Volvo and Daf trucks. Our work is mainly curtainsider and bulk tipping work from our base in Wisbech. We were looking for a late Volvo tractor unit to replace one of our older Volvo trucks. We spoke to Lee Smith at Hanbury Riverside and placed an order for a "14" registration Volvo FH 500. Hanbury Riverside also arranged for it to be painted in our choice of colour, Ford Radiant Red. The service we received was excellent, all questions were answered fully and there was no hassle and no fuss. Nothing was too much of a problem. The truck looked great when it was picked up from West Thurrock and we are really pleased with the whole experience."
Southbar Transport have purchased a good number of trucks from us. We are honoured that they travel from near Glasgow in Scotland to buy their trucks from us. This latest truck is a little bit special - starting with a Volvo FH16 750, we have arranged for the truck to be painted in a red / metallic burgundy / metallic silver finish. Next we have added Alcoa alloy wheels and Kelsa light bars with extra lights. Finally we have arranged the transfer of their registration number to the truck. The truck was collected and taken to its new home in Scotland, where the customers livery was fitted, ready to go to work.
Sims Milling Services
Another one of our top specification Volvo FH16 750's ready for delivery! This one has been purchased by Sims Milling Services of Upminster in Essex. We have fitted Cross Rail compliance equipment, including side view camera and proximity sensing. This is a requirement for delivering to certain building sites in London and an important safety feature. Also fitted are Kelsa light bars with extra lights. It all looks very impressive.
DC Griffin Transport
DC Griffin Transport of Chipping Norton have collected their special Volvo FH4 from us. Tailor made to their specification with a silver cab and red chassis, Stainless steel side storage locker, Alcoa alloy wheels and Kelsa light bar with lights. The final addition is a very distinctive front bar which is hinged to allow access to the front grille. We are very pleased to be supplying this truck.
Trailer Traction Ltd
Trailer Traction of Rainham in Essex have chosen a Volvo FH16 750 from us for an addition to their fleet. We have also added a Kelsa top bar with extra lights. This truck is the top of the Volvo range and looks fantastic and great to drive.Prior to collection, the truck was valeted and serviced up to date so it is truly "as good as new."
Local operator Shane Huntley has purchased many vehicles from Hanbury Riverside over the years. He purchased the Volvo Classic, pictured, from us in 2009. Now having covered over 900,000 Kilometers it was time for an update! Here is the replacement, a new model Volvo FH4. We look forward to seeing it again in a few years time when due for replacement! Shane runs a good number of vehicles supplied by Hanbury Riverside and we very much appreciate and value his repeat custom.
Now for something a little bit different! Searon Logistics are one of our existing long term contract hire customers. They had a 2008 Volvo FH Drawbar in need of replacement (and incidentally a vehicle we had originally owned from new before Searon purchased it from us.) We have supplied a brand new Volvo FH Drawbar outfit complete with new Wheelbase Engineering trailer in replacement on contract hire. It really does look the part and will be used for carrying two 20 foot containers from Felixstowe to delivery points all around the country.
The pride of our own Hanbury Riverside fleet! This truck is extra special - it is the 1000th new Volvo we have purchased. The truck is a top of the range Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL, Euro 6 tractor unit finished in a fantastic Ruby Red Metallic. We have fitted Kelsa light bar with extra lights, Air horns, colour coded side panels, Full chassis catwalk and unique signwriting to celebrate the ocassion. Finally we have added a new number plate - "FH16VOL" to finish it off.
Young Gubbings Ltd
We are pleased to supply local company Young Gubbings with their latest vehicle. They have purchased trucks from us before and they all have the striking livery as shown in the photo. This particular Volvo FH4 has been personalised with extra colour coded paintwork including side infill panels, Upgraded front wheels and tyres, Kelsa light bar with extra lamps and of course the livery.We look forward to supplying similiar trucks in the future.
We are pleased to supply customer Les Smith with his third Scania truck. He has previously purchased from us an "X" registration Scania 114 and a "52" Registration 124 - which he still has and is providing faithfull service. This latest acquisition adds to the fleet and we are sure it will prove to be a valuable asset to the business.
"This is now the third Scania truck I have bought from Hanbury Riverside. I am from Upton Upon Severn near Worcester so it's a fair drive to West Thurrock but it is well worth it. My job is bulk haulage work of various types and a fair amount of apples when in season. This extra truck suits me perfectly and if it is a good as the previous ones from Lee I will be very happy! The first one ran for 6 years with only minor repairs and maintenance required. The second one is just as good and I've still got it for when we need an extra truck on the road to cover the work. All in all the Hanbury Riverside experience is second to none and I will be back there for my next one! Many thanks, Les"
Paul Salmon International
Another repeat sale! We are pleased to supply local operator Paul Salmon International with a new model Volvo FH4. This replaced an older Volvo FH we supplied many years ago - after a long and productive service life it was time for something fresh! The latest truck was personalised with Kelsa light bars, extra lights, colour coded lower windscreen panel, chrome front grille step inserts and fitting the customers livery. The final finishing touch was arranging transfer of a registration number, to be fitted shortly. Another great example of how we make our trucks look just like new.
BTS Transport - Barry Siggers
Here a photo of the driver, Tracey, collecting the keys for her new truck from Richard, our PDI Manager. Richard and Tracey worked together many years ago!
" I was recommended to come to Hanbury Riverside by another of their customers who has had a good number of trucks from them. I have now had 6 trucks from Hanbury Riverside and have just collected my next Volvo, a new model FH4 in silver. Lee is very helpful and informative and all the staff are always on the ball. The trucks are very well presented and the aftersales service is excellent. I look forward to coming back for many more, Many thanks, Barry"
BM Deveney and Sons Ltd
Ready for delivery! Another of our super Daf trucks ready for collection by the proud new owner. This truck has received a new paint finish in bright red, Alcoa alloy wheels, Kelsa light bar with extra lights, front strobe lights and very loud air horns. We prepare each truck as if we were having it for ourselves - our team really can make each one just like new. We are all very proud of what we do and this shows in the finished article.
Our regular customer Burgess Diagnostics have just taken delivery of a Daf XF Euro 6 from us. They have purchased vehicles from us in the past and this latest Daf replaces a much older MAN truck. Burgess Diagnostics are the Number One specialist for mobile veterinary CT and MRI scanning and this truck will be pulling a very hi-tech trailer to provide their very specialist services nationwide.
Stones Distribtion are one of our very loyal and regular Daf customers. Here is there latest acquisition - a 2014 Daf XF Euro 6. The new model Daf trucks are proving to be a very dependable, very roomy inside and with excellent fuel consumption figures. Popular with operators and drivers alike!
A Gilchrist and Son
Here is Hanbury Riverside in the (very) early morning! A Gilchrist and Son from Scotland have purchased a Volvo FH4 from us. They found it most practical to collect their new truck from us very early on a Saturday morning. This required an even earlier start for the customer to fly from Scotland to Stansted Airport to be collected by one of our team. We will do whatever we can to help our customers. This truck was fitted with a Kelsa light bar including extra lights and Alcoa alloy wheels. These are both very popular options and make the truck look very special. Both jobs are done here in-house in our own tailor made workshop. After our preparation and servicing up to date, it is all finished and ready to go to work straight away.
Stuart Towns - Towns Transport
Stuart Towns has purchased a second vehicle from us. This was prepared to the customers exact requirements, including Side skirts, Full chequer plate catwalk, Front cab corner air deflectors, Cab and chassis painted in Volvo metallic black, Microwave, Alcoa alloy wheels, Kelsa top light bar with extra lights and Signwriting.
"Starting out as an owner driver in 2011, I purchased my first vehicle, a 2008 Volvo FH13, from Hanbury Riverside. Although it was a used vehicle, it was presented like new and would prove to be extremely reliable, covering all aspects of general haulage. After operating for over four years with that first vehicle, I didn't hesitate to return to Hanbury Riverside when making the decision to upgrade to a newer model.
Lee's expertise is second to none, and he was able to identify the ideal vehicle for me. The experience and after sales service offered by Hanbury Riverside provided the peace of mind necessary to go ahead with such a big investment, knowing they would be on hand should any problems arise. After specifying some customisation, an order for the latest model Euro 6 Volvo was placed.
Lee and the team kept me fully informed of progress, with regular emails, photographs and consultation throughout the process. I am delighted with the finished product.
I would like to thank Lee and his team for once again delivering a top class service and I look forward to dealing with them again in the future.
Stuart Towns - Towns Transport"
St Marys Transport
One of our first deliveries of the New Year. St Marys Transport puchased a 2007 Daf XF Euro 5 from us several years ago. It has given very reliable service and they have just replaced it with the latest model Daf XF Euro 6. We are sure the latest truck will prove to be a very satisfactory replacement.
L Hunt and Sons
Another vehicle prepared and delivered to L Hunt and Sons! We are pleased to supply a latest model Volvo FH4 to this customer. They recently also took delivery of a Volvo FH13 Classic and this latest delivery is their first Volvo FH4. We are sure it will provide First Class service.
UK Lift and Haul
This really is a striking truck. A Volvo FH500, Rear Lift axle and fitted with a very large new Cormach crane. We have also colour coded the chassis, fitted the distinctive livery, fitted Alcoa Durabright alloy wheels and added Kelsa bars with extra lights. A very good example of our high standards and the bespoke vehicles we can provide.
David Kinnear Transport
"I was looking for a replacement truck and looked at the advert for Hanbury Riverside in Commercial Motor magazine and their website - including their customer review section on the website. I had a chat with Lee and had a think, 3 weeks later I placed an order for a "62" Registration Volvo. Lee did the truck at the correct price and I arranged finance. I liked speaking to Lee as he obviously really knew what he was talking about. When I collected it, we were picked up from Stansted Airport and taken to Hanbury Riverside. The truck looked fantastic and I am very, very happy with it. The service has been excellent." David Kinnear, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Ireland.
L Hunt and Sons
We are pleased to supply L Hunt and Sons of Basingstoke with another Volvo FH13 Classic. This truck is especially significant as it was our last Volvo Classic from our own fleet. This was treated to a full chassis and cab paint in the customers own livery. The blue and white stripes on the cab are unusual in that they are painted and not applied as stickers. We also fitted a Kelsa Top Bar with spotlamps and flashing beacons. Finally we arranged for a personalised number plate to be assigned and the truck delivered to the customer for the lucky driver. Another excellent example of what we can do and to produce a truck which truly looks "As New."
"I am Nick Carter and owner of NDC Services Ltd, which has been in business since 2008.I run a fleet of Hiab vehicles from 34 tonne to 65 tonne. We were looking for a specific tractor unit so contacted Lee to enquire what was available. He sent me pictures of the vehicle which suited our requirement for a Scania R490 Topline with a Rear Lift axle. We ran through the spec with Lee and a deal was done. They organised a full repaint and Kelsa light bar to be fitted. They also organised for the transfer of our personalised number plate. Everything was done on time and to an extremely high standard. I was really impressed with the quality of the services provided. I would highly recommend Hanbury Riverside to others - I am very pleased with my new truck. Thank you to Lee and everyone at Hanbury Riverside. Regards, Nick Carter at NDC Services"
Keith Thomas Transport
This customer was so pleased with his existing Volvo FH16 750 he has purchased another one from Hanbury Riverside. Here is a photo of the latest truck being loaded on a low loader trailer for the journey back to base. It is also in metallic black to match the existing truck. The latest one is a very unusual and distinctive Rear Lift tractor unit. This is perfect for heavy haulage work - and with plenty of power!
Euro Quality Lamb Ltd
We are pleased to supply Euro Quality Lamb with a Scania P94 Fridge truck. We have prepared the truck to our normal exacting standards including painting the cab in white, designing and arranging for livery to be fitted and of course servicing the truck and fridge up to date. We then delivered the truck to its new home ready to go to work.
Seymour Transport Ltd
"My Dad used to deal with Hanbury Riverside many, many years ago when he purchased some Volvo trucks - an FL7 and an F10. We were looking to replace one of our older trucks recently. I filled up with fuel at the fuel station next door to Hanbury Riverside in West Thurrock and their very smart trucks caught my eye! I spoke to them a few days later and decided on a "61" registration Daf XF105. This was perfect for us. A deal was done and a deposit paid. I arranged to collect the truck the following week and it was all serviced up to date and very well presented. The whole process was very professional from start to finish. I am pleased to be continuing a relationship with a good company and look forward to dealing with them in the future. My driver Darren is also very pleased with his new truck! All the best, Steve Seymour, Seymour Transport Ltd"
"My previous truck was giving me lots of problems so I decided it was time to get something much better and much newer. I was especially interested in the new shape Volvo as I thought it looked great. I viewed trucks as Hanbury Riverside several times and was encouraged by their excellent reputation. Another customer of theirs who I know (and has several trucks from them) recommended them as a excellent place to get a truck from. I went down and finally decided on the one for me. The trucks were all up to scratch and had not been messed around with. I wanted several extras fitted - Kelsa Top Bar, larger front tyres and long range fuel tanks. They arranged for all this to be done for me before delivery and the truck looked great. Lee was as good as gold and nice to deal with. All the staff are really friendly and also good to deal with. I'm very pleased with my Volvo from them and would recommend them too." Michael Ward.
Messrs Geoffrey Atkinson
We are delighted to supply Messrs Geoffrey Atkinson with a Scania tractor unit. This is a very sought after Rear Lift configuration with a 490 BHP Euro 6 engine and manual gearbox. The truck is now at its new home in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. Another well presented Hanbury Riverside truck.
We are extremely pleased to supply AJD Logistics with their next Daf truck. This is the second vehicle from us, the first one being delivered in September last year. We have also supplied a new Dennison Trailer to match the truck and look forward to supplying further trucks in the future!
L Holden, Blackburn, Lancashire
"I had been looking to replace my old truck for a little while. I saw a Volvo FH4 at Hanbury Riverside and within half an hour a deal was done and my deposit paid. I arranged for a few extras to be fitted before delivery - front grille chrome inserts, Kelsa light bar with extra lights and a microwave oven. I also had my own number plate transferred from my old truck to the next one. Everything was done exactly as I had asked and perfectly. I was really impressed with the quality and service that Hanbury Riverside provide. They were really helpful in doing the number plate change for me too, all the paperwork was taken care of. The truck runs like a dream, so much better than the old model in every respect. I have already recommended them to others and I really am over the moon with my new truck! Thank you Lee and everyone at Hanbury Riverside. Regards, Neville."
Another repeat customer from Scotland. We are delighted to supply Southbar Transport with their latest truck. As normal, we have prepared the truck to their specification including bespoke paintwork and fitting Kelsa bar with extra lights. The driver travelled to Hanbury Riverside on the overnight sleeper train and was collected by us from the local train station to be united with his truck. The truck was then driven back to Scotland, signwritten by the customer and working the following day. The quality of our vehicles and level of service is second to none!
R Drummond Carriers Ltd
We are pleased to have supplied three Daf XF 510 tractor units to R Drummond Carriers Ltd from Scotland. All three trucks look very striking in their eyecatching black paintwork with metallic silver lower contrast sections. The trucks were prepared to our usual very high standards, serviced, MOT'd up to date and delivered to the customer in Scotland ready to go to work.
KCS Crane and Transport Services
Two Volvo FH trucks have just been supplied to KCS Crane and Transport Services. One is a Rear Lift tractor unit and one a Mid Lift tractor unit. Both have been uprated to 65 Tonne capacity. Both vehicles started off as standard white trucks. We have arranged for painting of the cabs in yellow and black by Canacraft Ltd. They also painted the front bumpers in the distinctive chevron pattern. Next we fitted Kelsa light bars with extra lights and beacons. Also fitted is a full Cross Rail compliance package including camera system, proximity sensing and associated items. This makes the trucks fully compliant with the strict Cross Rail standards. We arranged for cherished registrations to be transferred to the trucks. Finally the trucks were serviced up to date, livery organised and fitted and delivered to the customers premises. All the works are either done by us in-house or by one of our selected subcontractors. This keeps the work to our very high standards and ensures customer satisfaction. It also means the trucks are ready to go to work as soon as the customer receives them. We endeavour to be second to none! They both look exceptional.
"We have been in business at KCS for 32 years and operate a very varied fleet - from a Transit van to a 12 axle low loader for specialist work. We have dealt with Lee and the team at Hanbury Riverside before and have always been impressed with their trucks. I was looking to replace one of my vehicles and spoke to Lee about the options. They had a 65 tonne Volvo FH with a Rear Lift axle available. We discussed the truck and a deal was done at a realistic price. Lee also said they had a similar spec Midlift Volvo FH also available so I decided to purchase that one as well! Including these extra two, we have now had 8 trucks from them. They arrange for all the work for us including the paintwork. Special thanks to Canacraft for the superb paint finish to both the trucks and all the ones we have had before.The quality is truly exceptional. All the team at Hanbury Riverside are genuine people and all work hard to deliver the finished article to our specification and in tip top condition. Lee is nice to talk to and it is rare to find someone of his integrity. They are all people you can get to know and trust and provide good service. Also the tea and biscuits are good! Thank you all once again, a very satisfied customer" Colin Marshall, KCS Crane and Transport Services.
J R Smith
J R Smith from Hertfordshire have purchased a new model Volvo FH4 500 Globetrotter XL. We have prepared the truck to our usual very high standard. Maximum capacity fuel tanks have been fitted and a microwave oven. Finally, we also arranged for the striking livery to be fitted before delivery. Looking good!
Ocean Trailers Ltd
Ocean Trailers have purchased their second truck from us. This vehicle is one of the latest model Volvo FH4 trucks. We have arranged for a Kelsa light bar with extra lights to be fitted and also a set of Alcoa alloy wheels with chrome wheel trims. The finishing touch was front cab corner deflectors, chrome front grille inserts and Ocean Trailers livery. All looking great!
Brian Ward Transport Ltd
Another happy customer! We are very pleased to supply Brian Ward Transport with a Volvo FH4, a replacement for his previous Volvo. This customer travelled all the way from Stranraer in Scotland to buy his truck from us. We arranged for a Kelsa bar with lights to be fitted and for the panel below the windscreeen to be painted in matching white. We also arranged for a registration number to be transferred onto the truck. The customer arrived at Stansted Airport and was collected by us to be united with his truck. Here is what the customer said of his experience -
"I am extremely pleased with my buying experience from Hanbury Riverside. I have got a new style Volvo FH500. I found Lee very easy to deal with. From the first time I called him, a deal was done over the phone within half an hour! I outlined the spec I wanted and we agreed a price. They then set to work to get the truck ready for me. There was the minimum of phone calls required and no hassle. They fitted a few extras for me including Kelsa light bar. The truck was in excellent condition when I picked it up. It is going very well. I do heavy work and on early indications so far the truck is at least half a mile per gallon better on fuel than my old Volvo 460. All together an excellent truck and service from Hanbury Riverside."
We are pleased to supply TJ Transport with a Daf XF510 with a manual gearbox. This truck proved the ideal vehicle for specialist plant and equipment movements. We added extra lights and strobe lights exactly as specified by the customer. Next was a red painted front bumper and red mirror caps for the new livery. We also then added the stylish signwriting to complete the package. All serviced, MOT'd and valeted, the truck is ready for a new life.
Snafu Trans of Felixstowe have just purchased another truck from us. Here is was they thought of the experience -
"I am an owner driver based in Felixstowe. A friend had bought a truck from Hanbury Riverside and recommended them to me. I made a trip to their premises in West Thurrock and chose a Volvo. This was my first truck and it was a real success. Recently I needed to get another truck and had no hesitation in buying another from Hanbury Riverside. I am happy to say the truck was prepared and all completed within two weeks. I had extra fuel tanks, Kelsa Top Bar and signwriting all done before I picked the truck up. It was immaculate and looked fantastic. It was also fully valeted and they did servicing right up to date and a new MOT test. All together excellent"
We are delighted to have supplied new company Merchant Transport of Ipswich with their first three trucks. All prepared to our exacting standards and ready for the road. They were delivered to the customer in Ipswich and we collected their new trailers on the way so when they arrived they were ready for their first load! We wish them every sucess in the new venture.
Ocean Trailers Ltd
Ocean Trailers operate fridge trailers around England, Scotland and Europe. They have just purchased a Volvo from us. Here is what they thought of the experience -
"We were recommended Hanbury Riverside by another customer of theirs. We also saw their advert in Commercial Motor. We gave them a call and purchased a "12" registration Volvo FH. We added a Kelsa light bar, Alloy wheels, Microwave and our livery. We found Hanbury Riverside to be very welcoming and with excellent customer service. The driver is very pleased with the truck and it runs with a new fridge trailer. We have now just ordered another Volvo from them. Thank you All"
The Evolution Connection
Another repeat customer! Ricky from The Evolution Connection has chosen Hanbury Riverside for his next vehicles. We are very pleased to supply two Daf XF105.460 tractor units to expand the fleet. He had previously purchased two other Dafs which continue to provide sterling service.
Williams and Sons Haulage Contractors Ltd
"We had been looking for a replacement truck and saw the Volvo FH16 750 in the Commercial Motor advert for Hanbury Riverside. It looked ideal for what we wanted. Based where we are, the extra horsepower of the 750 engine would be perfect for our needs for heavy haulage. We spoke to Lee over the phone and a deal was done. The truck was fully valeted and serviced before we collected it and it looked stunning. I collected the truck with my brother and we are both very satisfied. We would recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking to replace their truck." Williams and Sons Haulage Contractors Ltd, Aberystwith, Wales.
An example of a vehicle on our specialist Contract Hire fleet - This is a Volvo FH16 750 Globetrotter XL Euro 6 supplied to a local customer for specialist livestock transport. This truck really is "The Business."
Regular customer, IVB Transport, have purchased another two Volvo trucks from us. These are the first of the new Volvo FH4 tractor units for them. We have fitted Kelsa light bars and distinctive signwriting in the headboard. Also fitted is Maximum Capacity fuel tanks. The trucks are now all ready for the road. We are sure that the new trucks will give excellent service.
We are very pleased to have supplied Mackenzie Plant with a "12" Registration Volvo. They are one of our "long distance" customers, travelling from 100 miles north of Inverness to collect their truck! Shown in the photo is their "53" Registration part exchange Volvo (with over 800,000km recorded!) alongside the replacement "12" Registration.
"We looked at several other dealers before choosing a vehicle from Hanbury Riverside. Having spoken to Lee a few times, he always called back when he said he would and a deal was done. We did not see the truck before we collected it but had some photos sent by email which looked great. We travelled over 600 miles from Scotland to collect the truck from West Thurrock and were extremely pleased. Thank you all and we will be back when we change our next truck. Thank you also for the Hanbury Riverside jackets!"
MT Barnsley have purchased two Volvo FH4 trucks from us. A popular option of fitting Kelsa top roof bar and extra spotlights feature on both vehicles. Serviced and MOT'd up to date, they are ready for their new life!
Commercial Storage Ltd
This vehicle really is unique. Please see below for customer review...
Firstly on behalf of CSL I would like to thank you and your team for the brilliant service that you have once again provided us. We have bought many trucks now from yourself in the past and this one in particular being for myself I wanted it to be a little different and add a few extras. Right from the very first visit where everyone provided a warm welcome and were very accommodating, you made the purchase stress free and fulfilled all my expectations. The final product is outstanding by far, nothing has been missed and all completed to the finest of detail. The truck is a real head turner and really does look part of the CSL family, also only being on the road for a couple of days I am having nothing but positive feedback from our customers and other drivers. Once again thank you very much for your assistance.
One word sums up this truck - "Wow!" This very special Volvo FH is an impressive vehicle and shows the quality and standard of workmanship that Hanbury Riverside can provide. Starting off with one of our own premium used trucks, we have fitted PTO equipment. Next, a full repaint to the cab and chassis in the customers choice of colours. We have then added a set of Alcoa Durabright Evo wheels and finally a complete set of Kelsa bars and lights. This truck has everything! We are proud to say this is now the second truck the customer has purchased from us, to the same specification. All the work is carried out either by ourselves in our fully equipped workshop or by a small selection of subcontractors who can meet our exacting standards. We take great pride in the finished article. The final touch is the distinctive reflective signwriting, as shown in the picture!
Burgess Diagnostics have now had another vehicle from us which we prepared and delivered to their operating centre. This Daf XF has been fitted with a set of Alcoa Durabright alloy wheels which really does set the truck off nicely. Adding the full customers signwriting has made a very handsome looking machine. We also downrated the weight to 36,000 kg to suit the specialist application this vehicle is involved in. All part of our complete package of preparation. Here is what the customer thought of the purchase from Hanbury Riverside -
"Hi Lee, Just wanted to drop you a line and say thank you once again for a top vehicle. On delivery, I was very pleased with our new Daf and the effort by both yourself and your team in transforming the vehicle to my requirements was first class. Keep up the good work!" Regards, Grant, Logistics Manager, Burgess Diagnostics"
P & T Transport
Father and Son team P&T Transport have purchased a Daf XF105.460 from us. This vehicle has been repainted in a very striking red. We also arranged for signwriting to be fitted before collection. The vehicle was serviced, MOT'd and taxed so it was ready for work straight away.
JR Smith Transport
JR Smith Transport are now the proud owners of a very smart new model Volvo FH. The truck is finished in metallic silver (Factory finish) and we then added a colour coded top grille panel for a special extra touch. Also fitted were tailor-made extra fuel tanks for maximum fuel capacity. A perfect truck!
World Freight of Tilbury have recently collected their 4 Volvo FH 500 Globetrotter XL trucks from us. All prepared to our usual high standards and complete with a striking livery.
In Health are one of our valued regular customers. They have recently taken delivery of five Daf XF105 tractor units, all finished to the same individual specification. We have carried out the following - White paint finish to cab and colour coding of rear mudguards, Chassis painted in blue, Alcoa alloy wheels, Kelsa colour coded light bars with LED marker lamps, Air horns, Roof name plate, Wind deflector set, Extra spray supression, Front mounted mudflaps, Extra rear lights, Full length catwalk and roof mounted parking air conditioning. Here is a photo of one of the finished trucks, ready for delivery and we suspect a very happy and contented driver.
Capital Waste Services
Capital Waste have just purchased two Mercedes Actros trucks from Hanbury Riverside. Both vehicles were tailored to their exact requirements - PTO equipment, Kelsa Hi Bar, Kelsa MultiBar, Strobe lights, Roof mounted beacons, Front grille and mirror caps all colour coded white. Two very striking vehicles and ready to go to work as soon as they were collected.
Rayleigh Coldstore have purchased another two vehicles from us. They are both the latest model Volvo FH4 500 Globetrotter XL's finished in Metallic Silver. Rayleigh Coldstore have been a customer of Hanbury Riverside for over 20 years and have purchased many vehicles from us over the years.
Ray Stockdale from Ireland
Customer Ray Stockdale has travelled from Ireland to purchase another vehicle from Hanbury Riverside. This Volvo was fitted with PTO equipment and Kelsa HiBar with spotlamps all to the customers specification. The driver was collected from Stansted Airport to collect his truck. The time from plane touching down to driving away in the new truck was only 90 minutes! From Hanbury Riverside the next stop was a trailer manufacturer to pick up a new trailer and then to Cambridge to collect a full load of onions for the return journey home. All together very pleased!
Tony Hardwick has just collected his Volvo FH4 tractor unit from us. In the photo he is collecting the keys from Richard, our Sales Preparation Controller. Another satisfied customer!
Stephen Barlow Transport
Stephen Barlow recently purchased a Volvo FH truck from us, here is what he said of his experience -
"Having tried several dealers with no success a call was made to Lee at Hanbury Riverside. After speaking to Lee on two occasions about the specification we required - which included Kelsa bars, wet kit for floor and tipping hydraulics (all of which were fitted to a high standard) a deal was done. Nothing was a problem to the Hanbury team. An initial thought when the Volvo was seen for the first time was stunning! A big thanks to Lee, Graham and the team for delivering the truck to York. A pleasure doing business with you and I highly recommend Hanbury Riverside. Stephen Barlow Transport, Bishop Auckland, Durham"
New customer Cunningham Transport from Southern Ireland have just collected their new truck. This joins their fleet of 8 other vehicles. We arranged for bespoke paintwork to be completed before delivery, to the customers exact specification.The customer landed at Stansted Airport to be collected by us and delivered to Hanbury Riverside to be united with his new purchase. It was purchased unseen, a particular feature required was a 4.1 metre wheelbase - this vehicle was able to be chosen from a selection in stock meeting the criteria. A very happy customer.
J Pacey and Sons
This is one of the first new Mercedes Actros we have supplied.
This looks fantastic on the road with a matching trailer! We have supplied and fitted Kelsa HiBar, MultiBar and BeaconBar all with extra lights. Also fitted was a PTO and new extra capacity fuel tank. The customer was able to drive in with his old truck, swap the trailer over and drive off in the new truck, all within half an hour. Our attention to detail ensures the truck is ready to use straight away.
Another repeat purchase from Hanbury Riverside!
Local company Aus-Trans have just purchased an additional vehicle from us. They came to view our stock, selected their preferred vehicle, which was then prepared and ready for the road within a few days. We also arranged for the livery to be fitted prior to collection so it is ready for work straight away. We are keen to help our customers acheive their deadlines! The truck has now joined their fleet and is hard at work.
This very special and unique vehicle really is one of a kind! We have supplied and fitted the following extras - Television and aerial, Microwave oven, Front bumper spotlights, Telephone kit, Upgraded Radio/CD with extra speakers, Rear wing conversion to the latest specification model, Alcoa alloy wheels, Kelsa light bars and extra lamps (High Bar, Multi Bar and Low Bar). We also worked with the customer to have tailor-made exhaust stack pipes and extra aluminium side deflectors, polished full catwalk and extra paintwork completed (All these last items were specially manufactured to the customers particular requirements.) Finally a cherished number plate was transferred to the new vehicle. All together a very striking looking truck.
"I’ve just taken delivery of another Daf. It is an additional vehicle from Hanbury Riverside and I have to say that the whole buying experience has been a real joy. I am fanatical about detail and I pretty much know exactly what I want. Lee and his team at Hanbury Riverside were receptive from the very beginning, understanding and interpreting exactly what I wanted by the way of livery and specification."
"Buying is not just about price. Response , service and aftercare are more important issues when it comes to living with the truck. I feel in very safe hands with these people."
Lewis Cook - LNC Transport.
Peter Flanagan has just purchased another vehicle from us. The cab and chassis have all been painted in a distinctive blue colour. We also arranged for the vehicle to be serviced, valeted and delivered to the customers premises reasdy to go to work.
Glen Vine Haulage
Local haulier Glen Vine Haulage has purchased a yellow Daf from us. He came in to choose a vehicle which we then prepared, serviced and valeted. The finishing touch was some signwriting which we arranged on behalf of the customer. This was all completed within a week so the customer had his new vehicle ready for the road as soon as possible!
Two Volvo trucks supplied to IVB Transport of Middlesex
We have supplied the customer with several vehicles in the past. These two latest ones were prepared to our exacting standards as normal. We also arranged for "Max Fuel" fuel tanks to be fitted and a Kelsa top bar with extra lights. The final finishing touch is the customer logo in the headboard glass above the windscreen. We pride ourselves in providing a "One Stop Shop" offering a bespoke service of personalisation. When the vehicle is collected it is all completed and ready to go to work.
AJD Logistics of South Ockendon in Essex have just purchased a Daf XF from us.
AJD Logistics have just purchased their first truck and chose it from Hanbury Riverside! We are very pleased to supply their first vehicle for their new venture into the container logistics market. We wish them great success and hope to be able to be of service again in the future.
Two Volvo FH trucks for Steves Transport.
Two top specification Volvo FH tractor units finished in metallic silver paintwork. Hanbury Riverside arranged for the vehicles to be prepared, serviced, MOT'd, taxed and delivered to the customer ready for work
GC Haulage Ltd
A very smart looking Volvo, personalised to the exact requirements of the customer. We prepared the truck so when it arrived at the customers premises it was all ready to go to work. Here is what the customer said after the vehicle was delivered -
“I needed to replace a truck. I rang Lee and a deal was done over the phone, I’d just purchased my fourth truck from Hanbury Riverside! Ten days later it was delivered in prestige condition, just like the three I had bought before, painted, signwritten and with all the extra items I had requested to be fitted, ready to go straight to work. A big thank you to Lee, Graham and all the Hanbury Riverside team, a very satisfied customer.”
Gary, GC Haulage Ltd
W Morris and Son
A very proud Paul Morris, here with his father, collecting his Daf truck supplied by us. Here is what Paul said of his experience -
“I had been looking for a new truck and had seen several. I spoke to Lee on the telephone and immediately felt at ease with his no-nonsense and no-pressure approach. Lee came across as someone who provides friendly helpful service. I did a deal on a Daf XF105 and had several extras added including special paintwork and a top light bar. I can honestly say the truck when I saw it was second to none. It was presented very well and on time. From initial viewing to collection everything went very smoothly. I would certainly recommend Hanbury Riverside, thank you All”
KCS Crane and Transport Services
A very unusual and striking livery! This vehicle has had the cab and chassis painted (including the front bumper chevrons), Kelsa Top Bar with extra spotlamps and rotating beacons. We also arranged for a special number plate to be transferred onto the truck. It works in and around London Heathrow Airport on specialist work. We are very pleased to be supplying the customer with their second vehicle from Hanbury Riverside. Here is what the customer said after they purchased the truck -
“I would like once again thank both Lee and his team for such a fantastic job on yet another DAF XF105 vehicle from Hanbury Riverside Ltd. Their professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. I can honestly say that I would never go anywhere else except there to buy and replace existing trucks I have on the fleet. This is our fourth one and Hanbury Riverside is the best to turn around our tractor units to our colours and dress it up at a very competitive price! I look forward in doing future business with you guys"
Aitken and Merry
This is one of two vehicles supplied to customer Aitken and Merry.
Hanbury Riverside arranged for special paintwork, Alloy wheels and Microwave oven all to be completed prior to delivery. Very smart looking trucks.
Richborough Transport Ltd
One of two Daf trucks purchased by Richborough Transport, with a trailer full of Kebabs! Here is what the customer said:
“We bought our first Daf XF105 used truck from Hanbury Riverside to replace one of our older units in April 2014, the truck was presented in what I would say was ‘as-new’ condition. I can honestly say Lee can be taken for his word and Graham’s actions to resolve an issue was second to none. We were so happy with the service supplied that when we needed to replace another unit we didn’t consider looking elsewhere”
Nick Bowden, Somerset
To the right is a photo on delivery day of the "old" vehicle alongside the "new" replacement. Nick Bownden told us what they thought of the Hanbury Riverside experience:
"As an owner driver our vehicle provides our sole income, we can’t afford to get the decision to change wrong! Having purchased our previous truck from Hanbury Riverside, we know of their high standards in vehicles and aftersales support.
So when it came to replacing our truck, Lee was our first port of call, a deal was done over the phone, the new truck was bought unseen! When it came to collect the truck, I wasn't disappointed, all the extras were fitted, graphics applied, all to a high standard.
The truck was taxed, serviced and freshly MOT’d ready to go straight to work. We have had to use the warranty for a small fault - no indecisions, no fuss, it was just sorted! The team at Hanbury Riverside know their products inside out and provide an exceptionally high level of service.
Many thanks again to all the great team at Hanbury Riverside."
From Nick and Donna
This impressive Volvo FH500 tractor unit has been supplied to T&M Horton. As part of the customers specification, the chassis has been painted in red and new cab livery applied. The truck was also fitted with several options prior to delivery - Kelsa Top and Hi Bars with lights, flashing beacons, front grille strobe lights and polished mirror covers. The truck was then serviced and valeted so that on delivery the truck was ready to go to work. Another excellent example of our quality "ready for the road" vehicles.
Here is what our customer said after collecting the truck:
“To Lee and Graham and everyone involved in the preparation of the Volvo Truck we have just purchased from Hanbury Riverside - From our first meeting with Lee, we knew straight away that he knows his product inside out. We had many extras fitted which were done to a very high standard and the truck was ready on the date we agreed. When we collected the vehicle it just looked like new, we are well impressed and very happy. Many thanks to all involved"
Mich and Stuart Horton
"Hi to all the team at Hanbury Riverside. I work for Burgess Diagnostics and I am the driver of the truck you supplied to the company. I'd just like say a big thank you to all the staff at Hanbury Riverside for putting a really nice truck together for me to drive as a replacement for my ten year old XF95. It's out working now moving mobile medical scanners for veterinary practices throughout the UK and Ireland - it's been commented on how well it looks. It's a credit to your team. I've taken a photo for you all to look at the truck out working. I hope when we replace our next truck we will come to Hanbury Riverside and choose another truck. Thanks again"
Peter Flanagan Transport
"I spoke to Lee Smith at Hanbury Riverside on the phone a few times, before going to view the trucks he had for sale. Lee wasn't like your usual salesman, trying to sell me something that I didn't want, he listened to what I wanted and delivered a first class service. The truck was painted, MOT'd, private registration fitted and delivered (to the collection address) for a PTO wet kit to be fitted all within the specified time. All in all a great service by Lee and his team, I wouldn't hesitate to buy (or recommend you) from yourselves in the future."
Peter Flanagan Transport
We are pleased to advise that Stones Distribution returned at the end of 2013 to purchase further vehicles. Here is the review from previous purchases:
“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - SUPERIOR SERVICE!! - After using the service of Lee Smith at Hanbury Riverside I was overwhelmed with the overall process from start to finish. Having been in my industry for over 20 years purchasing vehicles his service lived up to my fussy expectation without a doubt. No easy task!!
Firstly what I noticed was his enthusiasm to understand exactly what I was looking for, followed by his attention to detail. He totally understood how important this transaction was for me and took great care to make it a really easy and enjoyable experience without feeling harassed. He did not do the big high pressured sales pitch nor make me feel that I had to purchase from him. He just delivered exactly what he promised which is always hard to do with us demanding customers. If like me you’re looking for that little extra bit for your money I would highly recommend that you give Lee Smith a call. You will not be disappointed with the sales, product and service delivery. It’s so good to see that Lee takes his job so seriously with the customer in mind, a real rare find in today's market.”
"We are a small family business and it is really important to find a used vehicle dealer that you can trust. We dealt with Lee several years ago and was impressed with the service then. This time I needed a quality used truck it was simple. I rung Lee and explained my requirements over the phone and a deal was done. The result was fantastic. A credit to Lee and his team at Hanbury Riverside, The paint job is brilliant, PTO gear fitted with smart slimline alloy tank and fitting of the light bar to finish the truck off. We will be back again and I would recommend Hanbury riverside to anyone"
M J S Express Freight
"I’ve been in the transport business since early 1983 and I first came across Lee Smith later that year when I traded in my P reg Volvo F88 for, what was then, a very modern V reg Volvo F10. I recall that transaction with great pride and fondness. Here we are so many years later and I’m still buying trucks and in for my latest requirements I again returned to Lee and Hanbury Riverside. It was a bit of a nostalgic reunion since it was almost 30 years to the date when we had first dealt.
Lee is a bit older and a bit greyer but his enthusiasm for the job has not waned. Like all of us who have survived the transport industry for all those years his offering has become even better and more professional. In this last deal, I wanted two 61 reg Volvo FH500’s. I bought them over the phone, unseen, but made a point of going to collect them with my son and one of our drivers. I had every confidence that the trucks would be as I would have hoped. I was not disappointed.
It’s so nice to be able to say that a business relationship can span 30 years. Not many people can actually say that"
J Stockdale & Sons
"Hanbury Riverside and Lee have a great reputation here in Ireland and that was why I called. I bought my truck, chose my extras, agreed the price and the delivery date all with the minimum of effort.
Having been picked up at the airport I arrived to see the truck for the first time and I have to say I can see why they have such a great reputation. Thanks guys"
Raymond. J Stockdale & Sons
"When deciding to purchase our first truck we needed to ensure that we dealt with someone who knew and understood the reliability required. Having met Lee a fews years back it was an easy decision to look nowhere other than Hanbury Riverside. From start to finish Lee's knowledge of the vehicles he was selling gave us piece of mind that we would end up with an excellent truck and that we did. We will definitely be back there for our next purchase."
P & S Services
"THE OLD AND THE NEW! - This is my old Daf XF95 which I have operated for 4 years along side my new Daf XF105 480 6x2. When it was time to buy my next Daf I contacted Lee at Hanbury Riverside. After our initial meeting Lee and the team handled everything else. From fitting the livery to the service and taxing of the truck. The whole buying process was made simple, easy and quick. I am an owner operator and I would advise any operator large or like myself to give Lee a call. Many thanks"
Paul Marsh Potato Haulage
"It was that time again when I needed another truck. My call to Lee was the first as it has been many times before. The response, quality and service as always is second to none and I have recommended many people Hanbury Riverside. Over the years we have now developed a great friendship. The vehicle above says it all!"
C J Gray Plant Hire Ltd
"I would like to thank Lee and all at Hanbury Riverside for the service I have been provided. The personal attention you offered was second to none. From sourcing the paintshop, the fitting of the extras and the preparation made the purchase simple, straightforward and worry free. The truck was so well prepared it felt like brand new and I'm sure I'll have years of good service from it. Thanks again"
"This Volvo FH13 500 I Shift has just been collected by Woodcock Transport Ltd. This simple but very effective colour scheme makes the truck a head turner. The painting of the 2 fuel tanks (1200 litres capacity) complemented the cab repaint to perfection"
"When we last needed identical, well maintained vehicles in standard factory colours I found exactly what I wanted at Hanbury Riverside in West Thurrock again. At that time I had never even talked to Hanburys before and found Lee and his team friendly and helpful. We now needed more vehicles, all with various specifications. After the customer service provided by Hanbury Riverside for the previous vehicles I was very pleased to have Hanbury supply me with our further requirements. Lee has arranged the fitting of the PTO,s, Kelsa bars, Alcoa wheels, and the Mcgregor Logistics livery for our new venture in entertainment logistics.
We couldn't afford to get it wrong and the Trucks are once again spot on both mechanically and cosmetically. We also have the comfort of Lee’s 3 Month Driveline Warranty which we have put to the test with no problems. I am very fussy about the quality and specification of our vehicles and during the preparation nothing was too much trouble for the Hanbury Riverside team. These vehicles have been delivered to us on the agreed date. I would recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking for quality used commercial vehicles and look forward to dealing with Lee and his team again in the very near future"
W F Head & Sons
W F Head & Sons Potato merchants based in Shropshire took delivery of a Daf 105 - 460 super space cab. This was on the recommendation of Paul Marsh of Marsh Haulage
"We purchased it over the phone and it was exactly as Lee had described it. He fitted the Kelsa light bars and air horns. Lee also sorted out the paint job which was carried out to very high standard. Everything was done on time and as requested and delivered to our yard ready for work. We shall certainly be using Lee for future purchases and would recommend Hanbury Riverside to other hauliers"
Searon Logistics of Felixstowe have become a very happy repeat customer. They have purchased a wide selection of tractor units in the past few years which has helped them to grow in size to become a very well respected haulier. They have also purchased a Volvo FH Drawbar outfit for specialist work. All together a very impressive fleet.
"We have pleasure in recommending Hanbury Riverside to anyone wanting a first class product and service”
RF Transport Co
The first of these 3 Volvo FH13 Globetrotter XL 480 Euro 5 RPC vehicles have been to RF Transport. This is what our customer had to say about them.
'I have owned Volvo trucks for over thirty years,both new and second-hand,all of which were supplied by Lee Smith at Hanbury Riverside. A few weeks ago I decided to increase our fleet and contacted Lee for some advice.He came up with three vehicles and produced the perfect package which suited our needs in a most professional manner.Lee and his support team have once again surpassed all my expectations'
M Roberts & Son Transport Ltd
"Being very fussy when it comes to purchasing & the specification of my vehicles, I knew after reading Hanbury Riversides Customer reports that contacting Lee was a must. And as the reports said I found Lee to be very knowledgeable, helpful & very focused on detail from the start. Once the deal was made, & I had chosen the vehicle, paint etc, Lee looked after everything else. I have never before purchased a vehicle without seeing it first, but when I collected the vehicle I knew I had made the right decision.
I was very happy with the high standard of service that Lee & all the staff at Hanbury Riverside gave me throughout the whole process. I am very happy with the vehicle that was supplied & would recommend Hanbury Riverside & Lee Smith to anybody who is thinking of purchasing a used vehicle. They certainly go that extra mile when it comes to detail!!
I would also like to thank Howard for theoutstanding quality of work he did on my vehicle.
L S Hunt & Sons Ltd
"It's not easy to buy secondhand trucks. By the time you have found what you are looking for at the price you are prepared to pay,organise extras,signwriting and book the vehicle(s) into a paint shop the whole process can take time and effort that lots of us can ill afford. When we started looking I flicked through the Commercial Motor Magazine, where I saw the advert for Hanbury Riverside. I did as the advert suggested and called Lee Smith.
That was in September 2010. By the middle of the second week we had struck a deal. Lee promised us our two Top line Scania tractor units would arrive on the 30th September, and they rolled into our premises that morning completely resprayed and sign written (to an excellent standard), re-registered,taxed,with tachos calibrated and all ready for work the next day. All that in 3 weeks and without a hitch.
This Volvo FH13 500 I Shift XL Globetrotter is our fifth vehicle from Hanbury Riverside. We would like to thank Lee and his team at Hanbury Riverside,Howard at the paint shop and everyone else involved once again who helped this transaction run smoothly and professionally"
K G Clarke Transport
"To Lee and his team at Hanbury Riverside. Just a quick note to say how extremely grateful I am for the excellent service you have given me over the years. This last purchase of my Volvo FH13 500 is an example of your fine craftmanship in tailoring this vehicle to my exact needs. I am grateful to Graham & Gill who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make my purchase a stressfree experience"
"It was 12 years ago when I purchased my first ever lorry (M638YWL) from Lee at Hanbury Riverside and since then I have purchased around about 15 Vehicles from Hanbury. Over the last few years our company has been running a different manufactured vehicle from what Lee sells through Hanbury Riverside so we have sourced vehicles from elsewhere.
Last October we purchased a fairly new vehicle from another dealer and we are still, now 5 months later, trying to get things rectified that were wrong with it the day we picked it up!
After dealing with Hanbury for years you forget how good they are and assume everyone else is at the standard they are.
Recently with the new LEZ laws that have come into effect we had the need to update a few vehicles. Lee was aware we were in the market and also aware that we were not having the best experience with the manufacturer that we were currently working with. After a month of talks, meetings and reassurances from Lee, we came to an agreement and purchased 3 x 2008 R480 Topline Scanias. Our concerns as an operator were capital outlay, depreciation and most importantly fuel returns. With this in mind Lee Smith steered us towards these vehicles.
Our previous vehicles were returning us 7.5mpg as an average but our new vehicles are achieving anywhere between 9.5 to 10.5mpg doing the same work. At the bottom end of these figures (as Lee initially said) we are saving approximately £300 per vehicle per week.
The whole way through this deal has been hassle free. I can't imagine a better service than these guys provide, honestly. We all hear the saying 'big enough to cope and small enough to care', here it is!
So on behalf of Ontime Logistics, thanks Lee, Graham and Richard for a fantastic job! It's not always about the cheapest, it's about service and I believe you can't put a price on that, well done"
"My introduction to Hanbury Riverside was whilst bringing my friend (S J Taylor) to pick up his vehicle that he had recently purchased from them. As he was signing the paperwork and putting on his complimentary jacket, I decided to take a look for myself. Liking what I saw I purchased my FH on that day. As you can see the vehicle was put into my specification and from start to finish the lads at Riverside made it a very enjoyable experience. Thanks again"
A J Anderson
"A J Andersons have been in the haulage industry for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on the appearance of our equipment. We purchased the Volvo 500 over the phone and travelled a long way to collect it from Essex. I have to say the truck excelled all of my expectations and I can recommend the very professional service that Hanbury Riverside offer. I would not hesitate to purchase unseen over the phone again"
"Where do you find 15 identical, well maintained vehicles in standard factory colours? After searching nationally I found exactly what I wanted at Hanbury Riverside in West Thurrock. I had never even talked to Hanburys before so it was very pleasant to find Lee and his team so friendly and helpful. Make no mistake, this was a big deal for us, we couldn't afford to get it wrong. I had a meeting with Lee who promised me that the Trucks would be spot on both mechanically and cosmetically. The after sales Driveline Warranty and Lee’s promise to rectify any problems sealed the deal.
I am very fussy about the quality and specification of our vehicles and during the preparation phase nothing was too much trouble for the Hanbury Riverside team. We took delivery of 15 vehicles between October and December, all were as promised and in fact exceeded our expectations. I would recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking for quality used commercial vehicles and look forward to dealing with Lee and his team again in the very near future"
D A Cant from Colchester, Essex
"Having recently purchased my Volvo FH13 from Hanbury Riverside at West Thurrock, I can honestly say that I don't think there is any way that they could improve their service to me as a customer. After spotting an advertisment on a hoarding beside the A12 at Kelvedon, Essex, I made a telephone enquiry and within 4 weeks, my vehicle was duly delivered, sign written and ready for the road. Lee provided me with very valuable assistance from start to finish. The quality of the vehicle and customer service from Hanbury Riverside are, in my opinion second to none!"
G C Haulage Ltd
"The purchase of this FH13 Volvo was all done over the phone. Having purchased trucks from Lee at Hanbury Riverside before it was easy to 'just do the deal'. Lee and his team do the rest, painting, livery and top Kelsa light bar. One can guarantee that the truck will be completed to a very high standard by the helpful and professional staff that work for Lee"
Highfield Haulage - Bilston
"Highfield Haulage and Hanbury Riverside have been working together for over 30 years. This long term partnership means that Lee at Hanbury Riverside knows our requirements and standards. When we collect a truck from Lee and his team we know that all the T’s have been crossed and I’s dotted. The above vehicle is our latest purchase. A 520 FH13 'Hanbury Special'. Metallic paint, Alcoa Durabrite wheels, top and bottom Kelsa light bars. As always we are extremely satisfied"
Andrew Bland - Able Transport
"The quality of the vehicles on display at Hanbury Riverside were fantastic. I picked out the vehicle I wanted and Hanbury Riverside arranged to have the light bars and Alcoa wheels fitted. All the work was completed to a very high standard. I am over the moon with my Volvo. Lee and his team very helpful and professional from start to finish. I will definitely be back when I next change my truck"
Normans Transport UK
"We have just taken delivery of a number of Volvo Euro5 FH13 6x2 Tractor Units. Hanbury Riverside arranged the vehicle painting, livery and fitting of personalised registration numbers and we are very pleased with the way that they commissioned this service, a very smooth operation. Normans Transport UK Ltd have acquired vehicles from Hanbury Riverside in the past and this purchase has renewed the two companies connections with each other. Our thanks go to Lee and all the staff at Hanbury Riverside. We would recommend Lee Smith and Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking for high quality, impressively presented used trucks"
P & G Marsh - Shropshire
"My first dealings with Hanbury Riverside were in 1992, when I travelled down from Birmingham on a Sunday morning to look at what was said to be an immaculate Scania unit. On my arrival, I was pleasantly surprised that all my expectations were met and the deal was done.
Since then I have bought a lot more vehicles, some have been painted in my colours, some have had other spec's added. Now I buy over the phone and my Sunday mornings are all mine again. These are my latest vehicles from Lee collected February 2011."
Williams Transport - Cambridgeshire
"Just as expected you and your team have excelled yourselves once again on the presentation of the 10 Volvo trucks we have bought from you. We cannot fault the service you provide and we would strongly recommend your company to anybody wanting to buy trucks. Your service is consistently excellent and your staff are very helpful and always there to help if it is needed. Once again Lee, thanks for your help and the next time we are looking for trucks you will be our first port of call"
Williams Transport Group
Alistair Bailey - Norwich
"I would like to thank Lee Smith for helping me choose my first truck. Hanbury Riverside arranged to have the truck colour code painted from top to bottom and the paperwork processed for my personalised number plates. The livery supplier was also provided via Lee.
All in all I found Lee and his team to be friendly and efficient and I can recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking for a good quality used vehicle."
H Thorley & Sons
"I would like to thank Lee Smith for all the help he provided in finding this superb truck. Hanbury Riverside arranged the vehicle to have pumping equipment fitted and to be repainted . I was very impressed by the web site and the details of the truck that this provided. Everything that Lee said I would receive with the truck was delivered, and on time. I can recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking for a quality used vehicle."
Essential Logistics expands by buying two Volvo FH13 tractor units from Hanbury Riverside. After a tough 2 years the Stoke on Trent company has built strong and valuable relationships with its customers. Their continued approach to building quality and reputable service has created further opportunities.
Managing director Jeremy Smith says
"Making the decision to expand has been delayed by not having the time to find a trustworthy partner to help us. We needed a professional service that came with ethical business and financial advice. The vehicles needed to be ready for collection with minimal disruption to the business. I was immediately impressed with Lee's attitude, his attention to my requests and in addition his advice was clear and precise. Lee was obviously interested in the bigger picture and in forming a long term relationship with Essential.
To say that I would recommend Hanbury Riverside is an understatement. The trucks were perfect and you can certainly put your trust in Lee and his team in providing a friendly, professional service"
"We recently decided to renew 6 trucks and started the process of seeing what was available in the used market. We got to Hanbury Riverside and felt we were in a different place. The trucks on display were better presented than any others we had seen, but there was a lot more behind what we saw. After a detailed discussion with Lee Smith we recognised that paying more that others available in the market was a good insurance policy for us. Hanbury Riverside's reputation is well known in the industry and we just knew that if there were any future problems that we would get the support we'd need. Modern trucks can go wrong and are very expensive to put right."
"Paying the extra just gave us the peace of mind with such a big investment. We think it was the right decision."
Jason - Riverside Freight
"Being based around the corner from Lee gives me the chance to see what's on the forecourt on a regular basis. We needed to upgrade and I chose this Daf XF105 6x2 tractor unit. The whole process from start to finish was a relaxed affair and both myself and my driver are very pleased with the vehicle. The truck looks like new and Lee arranged for the painting and a damaged fuel tank to be replaced. Nothing was too much trouble for Lee to sort."
Mark Steadman Transport - Tilbury
A second vehicle for Mark Steadman Transport Ltd!
"I was thinking about updating some of our trucks and wanted something quite quick so I immediately thought of Lee Smith. We called and had a look at a Scania R480 6x2 tractor unit. Lee arranged to have the cab painted. Hanbury Riverside really do know how to present a truck and the curteous service they give really is top notch. I am very pleased indeed. Thanks Lee."
Mark Steadman Transport Ltd
"Buying & selling trucks is a simple business. Well it should be! You want a truck you know is in great condition and you don't want a load of flannel from the salesman. That's why every time we buy, we buy from Lee. A relationship that goes back to 1983 is a rare commodity in this modern world but this one is one built on trust and knowledge that you know what you're getting will be top quality.
We bought our first truck from Lee in 1983, a Volvo F10, us boys (Mick, Paul & Rob) were still at school, with dad (Bob) as a one man band. We all followed our Dad into haulage, it was 'in the blood'. We all got our class 1 licences and coerced dad into expanding the business and another visit to Lee to buy 2 R reg Scanias followed a couple of years later with 4 Volvo FH12 Globetrotters. 2 Topline Scanias and a further 4 Volvos followed. Our most recent purchases in July 2010 were 3 Volvo FH13 520 and 2 Scania Topline R480's. As usual all went smoothly and with the help of Lee rebranded the signwriting, coming up with a great design that will see us into the future with modern looking trucks. All in all a very simple bit of business as it should be"
"As an owner operator for many years and with road haulage running in the family blood I was looking to replace my truck. After being given the contact details for Hanbury Riverside I contacted Lee Smith and found that he too has the blood. The quality of the trucks at Hanbury Riverside was excellent. I made my choice and Lee arranged for additional fuel tanks to be fitted while I was on holiday. On collection I was more than impressed with the extras that Lee had supplied without even being asked for. If you need a truck and are unsure what to buy, you should contact Lee Smith at Hanbury Riverside as I did!"
Hanbury Riverside Ltd have supplied a number of vehicles to the entertainment industry via Stagetruck , London, including a number of 'Low Height' tractor units and trailers. The vehicles as seen here at the O2 Arena, Greenwich are in their striking silver livery.
3rd & 4th Vehicles For G W Topham
"After purchasing two identical units from Lee and his staff during early 2009 we had no hesitation in using his expertise in these further two units which we have just taken delivery of. As before when the two previous trucks arrived these were immaculate inside and out. The trucks had new tipping gear fitted with a full paint job and sign writing put on, all of which was arranged by Hanbury Riverside with no fuss or complication. We would recommend Lee and his staff to anyone and would not hesitate in using them again in the future. "
Mark Thornton,Southern Ireland
" Dealing with Lee over the phone was professional and from an owner driver's point of view he knew what I was looking for. Lee arranged for the extras I required, Kelsa light bars, Durabrite alloy wheels and Tipping equipment, to be fitted before I collected the truck. The work was completed to the highest quality and exceeded all my expectations. I am very happy with the service and help that Lee provided and I would recommend that you give Lee a call to discuss your vehicle needs."
Jerry of Western Casing , Southern Ireland
"We were delighted to come across a secondhand F16 660 in such excellent condition with the vehicle being purchased over the phone. Dealing with Hanbury Riverside as so easy and completed within the time scale that we required. I will not hestiate to to deal with Lee and Hanbury Riverside in the future. I would recommend to anyone wanting a truck to contact Lee before buying."
Steve Tabner - Cheshire
"We dealt with Lee and completed the deal on our vehicle over the phone. The details and pictures he forwarded more than did justice to the vehicle and we have not been disappointed. It's a top quality low mileage truck from a top quality dealer. We will deal with Hanbury Riverside again for future purchases."
G FERRIES TRANSPORT ABERDEEN
"When it comes to customer service you couldn't ask for more. This is my second purchase from Lee Smith and the staff at Hanbury Riverside and again I have not been disappointed. Both my deals were made over the phone unseen, where trust is the key and I am pleased to say what you see on Hanbury's web site is what you get!
I would not hesitate to travel from the north of Scotland again to do business with Lee and his friendly and professional team. Thanks again folks for the hassle free service, oh nearly forgot, they have good fish & chips in Essex too!"
Ewen Adams - Aberdeen
"During my time as an owner driver I have purchased many new and used trucks. Lee Smith and all the staff at Hanbury Riverside have provided me with one of the best customer service experiences ever! I would not hesitate to travel the 600 miles from home to Hanbury Riverside again when I need my next one. I would recommend Lee Smith and Hanbury Riverside to anyone, anywhere wanting to purchase a top quality used vehicle. All hassle free!"
D W Clarke - Essex
"We have been buying trucks from Lee Smith at Hanbury Riverside for the past 20 plus years. These 2 Daf XF105 vehicles were delivered to our door with the livery already fitted and the vehicles ready to go to work. We at D W Clarke are keen to work with our local suppliers and would recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking for a quality used vehicle supported by an excellent customer service."
D R WILLIAMS (North Wales)
"We brought a Daf XF95 drawbar back in February 09, originally it had been used as a container lorry and it has now been converted to carry hay and straw. We are extremely pleased with the vehicle and would like to thank all the team at Hanbury Riverside especially Lee Smith. When choosing the lorry the service that was provided was second to none with no pressure to buy and nothing was a problem. Many thanks."
GC Haulage Ltd
"Hanbury Riverside was recommended by a friend, From the first phone call the help and advice received from Lee was first class. Once the trucks were chosen, Lee took control of the painting, buying and fitting the sun visors and giving both trucks 12 months MOT and full services. Lee promised both trucks would be as clean as new and when I collected them I was really Impressed with the overall condition.
The new painted chassis and wheels was a top class job, really impressive. Anyone who requires a used truck should give Hanbury Riverside a call because the service they give is outstanding and I would not hesitate to buy from them again."
C R Murphy Transport
"Just like to say that I have purchased a DAF XF95 Super Space Cab from Hanbury Riverside, West Thurrock. You could not buy a truck from a better company. No pressure to buy and a good sales team. Lee Smith is at the top of the team and a nice fella to deal with. Any problems I had were dealt with quickly and efficiently. I can recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone needing a truck. They are the best."
"Hanbury Riverside's friendly and helpful staff were excellent throughout the whole buying process and made life very easy for us. They provided a great service, which was demonstrated when they provided us with 2 demo trucks for us to look at, both very clean, low mileage and well looked after. The vehicle we finally chose to purchase arrived in very good condition (after being sprayed in new company colours) and with a full service. Therefore we would not hesitate to use Hanbury Riverside again in the future"
Kieron M Owen, Powys, Wales
"I am very pleased with the vehicle which Lee at Hanbury Riverside supplied. The truck is in a very nice condition and this drawbar combination allowed us to easily convert the chassis to our timber carrier specification. I can recommend Hanbury Riverside to anyone looking for a top quality used vehicle"
V G Mathers Ltd
V G Mathers Ltd has been in the haulage industry for 40 years, covering general and refridgeration transport all over Europe. Having always bought new Vic Mathers gave Hanbury Riverside a ring regarding used trucks.
"We have now bought 4 second hand Volvo FH12's. The latest one being a FH480 for our 40th anniversary. We are so happy with the way Hanbury Riverside has done the logo on this vehicle. We find that the lorries we purchase from Hanbury are in immaculate condition when they arrive in Kintore. We will certainly have no hesitation in dealing with Hanbury Riverside again. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a genuine used truck. We wish to thank Lee Smith for all his help"
Vic Mathers of Aberdeen
"Buying my vehicle from Hanbury Riverside was all made so easy. The first time I saw the truck was when I collected it. Lee and his team have been most helpful and I look forward to dealing with Hanbury Riverside in the future."
G & J Haulage (Yorkshire) Ltd
"This was my first purchase of a Daf XF 105 from Hanbury Riverside. Everything was done over the phone with Lee as I live in Barnsley, so I didn't actually see the truck until I travelled down to collect it. I was more than pleased with the DAF when I saw it. I will definitely deal with Hanbury Riverside again and a big thanks to Lee for all his help"
Camgrain - Cambridgeshire
"Having heard about Hanbury Riverside’s reputation, I called Lee and had a very positive conversation with him. This led to a deal being struck which included the PTOs being fitted, the road tax being collected on our behalf and the delivery to our door which made the whole process very impressive."
Peter Kille Transport - Ireland
"I was thinking of buying a used truck and saw this one in the Commercial Motor. I was looking to buy something a bit older but I fell for this one right away.
I’d only heard good things about Hanbury Riverside from a friend of mine but was still surprised at how easy it was to deal with them, helpful in every way. And my truck was better than I had hoped"
St. Marys Transport - Leicester
"We first dealt with Lee 20 years ago when we bought a F12 rigid from him. We decided to buy off Lee this time because he had the right truck with the right spec at the right price. We had a PTO for tipping and full set of Kelsa bars and lights fitted. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Howard for making an excellent job of the paint work and a thank you to the team for making it so easy for us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Hanbury Riverside to anybody who asks"
David and Christine
Ideal Paper Company (Crownsword) - London
"We have now purchased two Volvo globetrotter XL trucks from yourselves and would like to say how extremely happy we are with them.
The vehicles themselves are in outstanding condition and have more extras than any driver could want. As for Hanbury Riverside i.e Lee Smith, he made the purchases and conversions to pto units so easy I don’t think I will be buying any brand new tractor units ever again.
The waiting time for new trucks has become a complete joke but Hanbury Riverside have made my life less of a headache"
Ideal Waste Paper / Crownsword Ltd
Westfield Transport (Cornwall) Ltd
We have recently purchased 9 No. 56 plate R420's from Hanbury Riverside. They were all bought "over the phone", and painted in our colours. As usual, the same as every other time I have bought off Lee Smith, they were all in immaculate condition, on time and as described. If there is such a thing as an honest secondhand salesman, Lee is the man. Service as always has been excellent, and Hanbury are a pleasure to deal with.
"Just a quick note to say thanks for your hospitality when i picked the truck up (GN56BPO) it has spent a bit of time in the paint shop but I'm well pleased with the outcome ! Hope to deal with you again soon !!!"
M.A. Johnson Transport - Greater Manchester
"I am a new owner driver and recently purchased the truck in the attached photo from Hanbury Riverside.
The truck was purchased unseen and resprayed to my specifications by the Hanbury Team. The purchase transaction went extremely well and I am 100% satisfied with the vehicle and all the assistance given to me by Lee and his team.
I would highly recommend Hanbury Riverside to any potential customer whether purchasing one vehicle or more as I found their service to be second to none and totally professional from the initial enquiries to the day of collection of the truck.Many thanks to Howard for a outstanding and professional respray of the truck as I requested and I would have no hesitation in purchasing my next vehicle from Hanbury Riverside in the near future"
MA Johnson Transport
Parsons Nationwide Distribution Ltd - Exeter
“We have recently purchased two Volvo 480 Tractor Units from Lee and colleagues at Hanbury Riverside, without seeing them, with the request that additional items be fitted and the vehicle painted and signwritten in our colours.
When the first vehicle arrived we were more than pleased with the attention to detail given by Lee and his staff. Nothing has been too much trouble for them, even changing our number plate to a personalised registration.
We are very proud of our additions to the fleet, have no hesitation in recommending Hanbury Riverside, and look forward to the trucks proving to be as efficient as the service received from Lee and his colleagues.”
A. E. Partridge and Sons Unlimited - Credition
"We normally do not buy used trucks, we usually buy new ones and we buy two at a time. But with such a long wait time we thought we would give Lee a ring to get things moving straight away.
Lee had two one year old Volvo FH 480’s, in manual with over 100,000 kms on the clock. I wanted tipping gear fitted and it was arranged with no trouble. He asked me up to have a look, but I didn’t want to drive the 480 miles to London and back when all I had to do was look at the “What our customers say” page and to see the truck on the website. Lee said “give me three to four weeks” and he was true to his word.
We collected the first one in three weeks and the second one in four. When we collected the lorries they were like new, all credit to Lee and his staff to which we are most grateful.
I had previously done business with Glyn Davies as far back as 1976 when he visited us here in Devon just after he had started. The company has grown to an unbelievable size but you still get the same family feel as it had thirty years ago"
Keith, Alan & Micheal Partridge
M.D. and I.L. Sturmer - Sussex
I would just like to thank you and your team at Hanbury Riverside regarding the purchase of the Volvo Globetrotter XL 480. After making the decision to trade in our 6 and 8 wheel trucks for one artic unit we started to look for the right 12-18 month old unit. After going to Ipswich on the way back to Sussex and after seeing your advert in the Commercial Motor we phoned you and called in to Riverside. After a few hours, a test drive, some helpful advice from you, a few cups of coffee, we agreed on the purchase of the 480. It was agreed tipping unit to be fitted, truck to be serviced and ready for collection in ten days. To your word we collected in ten days, had a very useful hour with David regarding the digital tacho and a run over the truck and then back to Sussex. The first job was up to York to collect our double decker cattle trailer, ( I thought it only right I had the first run to see if it lived up to expectations.) down to Chippenham with overnight stay to check out the bunk, and home to Sussex with 50 cattle the next morning. I must say it certainly lived up to expectations and more, a real pleasure to drive.
Many thanks again for all your help and advice and I will not hesitate in recommending you to others and look forward to doing business again in the future.
P.S. I enclose a couple of pictures of the unit and trailer which looks very impressive.
M. K. Freight - Ashton-Under-Lyne
"I saw the ad in the Commercial Motor and was passing Thurrock so I called in. I liked the fact that the vehicle was very clean and tidy and there had only been one previous owner. Lee was there with lots of assistance and advice which made the process much easier. To top it all off the custom fuel tanks and paint job were top notch"
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