About Us

Welcome to Thomas Truck Sales Ltd

Thomas Truck Sales Ltd is a family run business benefiting of 3 generations experience and has been specializing in used commercials for over 55 years. Founded by Leonard Ripley in 1957 Selling Cars and Light Commercial Vehicles, in 1996 his Son John Ripley Started the HGV Side of the Business which is run today by John and his son Thomas

We have years of experience with hauliers, fleet managers and owner operators, supplying trucks suitable for a customer's specific needs from 3.5 ton vans to 150 ton heavy haul tractor units.

We stock a wide range of vehicles makes including DAF, Mercedes Benz, Iveco, Volvo, MAN and Scania. Please call with your requirements and if we do not have it in stock we can source any vehicle to suit your needs.


We have our own in house body shop and paint shops, and we convert trucks for a different purpose. below is a brief list of what new body's we can supply on our new or used chassis:

  • New Cheese wedge beavertails
  • New Dropsides
  • New Fliptoe Beavertails
  • New Tippers
  • New Furniture van bodies
  • New Purpose Built Scaffold Trucks
  • Chassis Alterations
  • Fit new skip loading equipment

Worldwide Truck Export

We hold a wide range of export stock from tippers, tractor units, mixers, tankers to box vans and Curtainsiders. We are the one stop shop from purchasing, loading and shipping your vehicle to anywhere in the world. Please click on the EXPORT tab above for more information on exporting.

Truck Hire

As well as Commercial Vehicle Sales we also specialise in Truck Hire, We short term and long term contract hire from 7.5Ton box vans to 44ton Tractor units we supply any vehicle to suit your needs at a competitive rate.

We also have a Daily Hire Fleet from 7.5Ton Box trucks, 18Ton Skip Loaders to 18 and 26Ton Dropsides with and without cranes.

Call: 01474 326655 and speak to one of our Hire Team for further detail

Vehicle Finance

We work closely with First Business Finance who we believe will help to find you the best deal on finance for your desired vehicle. We are partnered with First Business Finance purely because of the brilliant service our customers get from Aston and the vast array of funders the company has to hand, offering the best finance solutions on the market. Aston is quick to respond to any request that either Thomas Truck Sales or our customers have and works on a more personal level than the other finance providers we have used in the past. He often meets with our customers in person to make the paperwork process easier and I am confident they are in safe hands from start to finish.

First Business Finance understands that with vehicle finance, every business is different. It’s this fact that allows them to work with our customers to understand the individual needs of each proposal to deliver a solution that fits. Whether you want them to finance one vehicle or many, they will always offer you the same high level of service.