Founded in 1976, but located in Gainsborough since 1977, L & k R Thorpe Transport started to build up our international fleet in the early 80’s. Using the latest Volvo F12’s and Scania 141/143’s we provided traction throughout Europe and the Middle East moving anything and everything. Later, using our own trailers and focusing on moving groupage to and from the UK, Germany and Czechoslovakia, we also began to use Volvo rigids to distribute groupage throughout the UK and West Europe. Once the permit system in Europe was abolished we gradually thinned out the International fleet as the job didn’t pay, choosing to return focus to UK haulage. International Company History:  Dedicated Reliable Road Haulage since 1977