DAF Trucks - F&G Commercials
F & G Commercials was formed in 1995 by Frank Woodhead and Glenn Stevenson. Following their early years as truck technicians and workshop managers they formed their own business operating from the Carlton Industrial Estate just north of Barnsley.
Expansions followed quickly including becoming a franchised DAF Service Dealer and the development of a body repair shop and related chassis jig and laser alignment facilities.
In October 2005 we acquired the well established, Huddersfield based, Doves Truck and Van Limited.
Doves Truck and Van initially commenced in local haulage and coal distribution and then in 1987 on combining road transport with vehicle repairs the business grew. The repair business flourished, and was followed by the awarding of the Leyland DAF franchise for West Yorkshire in 1994. Expansion was followed by a move in 1996 to the present location at Bradley, Huddersfield. Finally the purpose built accident repair and repainting facility was added in 1999. In January 2000 Doves Truck and Van Ltd was formed to trade as Doves DAF Truck Centre and Doves LDV Van Centre creating a strong brand identity in line with services and products available. Becoming part of F & G Commercials in 2005 means we can now be part of a successful group pressing forward in all established service, repair and sales areas. We have built a fine reputation for the sale, maintenance, repair and testing of heavy trucks.
In June 2006 JDS Trucks site at Chadderton was purchased and re-named F & G Commercials ( Oldham ) Limited, this addition was in line with the Group’s expansion plans