Foden FG5/14 tipping lorry, 1957. Registration number VRH 277, chassis number 41466. Foden Trucks date back to 1856 when Edwin Foden started his career with a small engineering company in Cheshire. With a reputation for quality engineering and innovative vehicle design Foden has played a key role in the evolution of commercial road transport. Foden’s vehicles combined with Britain’s improving road infrastructure helped remove the reliance on rail for long distance haulage. In 1958, one year after this example of a Foden Truck was built, the first motorway was opened, and by the end of 1961 a further 9 stretches of motorway were finished. In 1980 Foden was absorbed into PACCAR but continued to develop and manufacture trucks to meet the requirements of operators in the UK and New Zealand until 2006.
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