How to easily purchase a truck from the UK, Europe & China through Truckstop Africa in 2023

How to easily purchase a truck from the UK

Table of Contents

  1. How, Where and When?
  2. Know what to look for in a truck
  3. Know your tax & import duty laws
  4. Choose and identify your unit on our website
  5. Choose a destination port, Walvis Bay (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe), Maputo (Mozambique), Durban (South Africa), Dar Es Salam (Tanzania), Mombasa (Kenya), Djibouti (Ethiopia), Port Suez Canal (Egypt), Port Lagos (Nigeria),
  6. Request a quote and send through proforma details,
  7. Make your payments
  8. Start Searching Your Vehicle Today (Bonus Tip)

1. How, Where and When?

These are probably the questions that arise when considering purchasing a truck or vehicle, especially from overseas. At times, the idea of doing so can appear daunting but in reality, it’s easier than you think and Truckstop Africa simplifies the process even further, especially if you’re doing it for the first time, here’s how.

2. Know what to look for in a Truck

Do you know what type of truck you’re looking for and what it’s used for? Here are the type of trucks in the images below:

2007 Hino FY 700 3241 8X4 Steel Body Tipper

Tipper Trucks
A tipper or dump truck is utilized to carry materials like sand, rock or rubble.

2006 Volvo FM 400 8x4 Day Cab Cement Mixer

Concrete Mixer

Concrete mixer trucks transport concrete from the batch plant—where they load aggregate, cement, and water—to the jobsite. Concrete mixer trucks are often mistakenly called cement mixers or cement trucks, but the final product is concrete

2013 Isuzu D-Max 2.5 S/C INTERCOOLER TD 2WD 164 BHP

Pickup Trucks

pickup truck or pickup is a light-duty truck that has an enclosed cabin and an open cargo area for carry goods.

Fire Truck Chassis Howo 4x4

Fire Trucks

A fire engine is a road vehicle that functions as a firefighting apparatus. The primary purposes of a fire engine include transporting firefighters and water to an incident as well as carrying equipment for firefighting operations.

Scania P280 6x2 R/Lift Refrigerated Trucks

Refrigerated Truck

An insulated truck equipped and used as a refrigerator to transport fresh perishable or frozen products.

2012 SCANIA P360 8x2 20000 Litres Milk Water Tanker

Water Truck / Bowser Truck

A Water Truck / Bowser Truck is used for water storage and transportation. Water Tanker Trucks can come in a range of sizes. These are often used to transport drinking water in areas experiencing drought or for irrigation.


Curtain side trailers

Curtain side trailers are designed to give easy access to your cargo and are used in a wide variety of different industries for different cargo types.


Dropside Trucks

Dropside trucks are characterised by their short folding sides that are hinged at the bottom, letting them drop down to give easy access for loading and unloading. The side’s design allows them to drop down below the level of the deck, reducing the risks of forklift drivers damaging the hinges or sides.

2006 DAF LF45 19 ft Flatbed

Flatbed Truck

A flatbed truck is a type of truck with a back body that is flatly shaped for easy loading and unloading of goods. The flatbed truck is mostly used to transport heavy, oversized, wide and indelicate goods such as machinery, building supplies or equipment.

Due to the truck open body, the goods transported with it must not be vulnerable to rain. By functionality, the flatbed truck is comparable to a flatbed trailer.

3. Know your Tax & Import Duty Laws

Import duty is a tax collected on imports and some exports by a country’s customs authorities. A vehicle’s value will usually dictate the import duty. Depending on the context, import duty may also be known as a customs duty, tariff, import tax or import tariff. Understanding your country’s import duty laws will enable you to understand the total cost of importing your vehicle. Before you proceed to request a quote we advise you to get in touch with a local clearing agent which Truckstop can always recommend or visit your country’s revenue collection authority

4. Choose and identify your truck

Once you identify the vehicle, we will request the following information before a formal quote can be sent you:

  1. Name & Surname
  2. Whatsapp Number
  3. Proforma Details (either Company or personal)
  4. Preferred Shipping Port Destination (See list of ports here)

5. Choose Destination Port for Shipping

Truckstop Africa can ship worldwide, giving you the flexibility to ship where you are or to a port nearest to you. The list below shows all the major ports we ship to but not limited to:

  1. Walvis Bay (Namibia),
  2. Maputo (Mozambique),
  3. Durban (South Africa),
  4. Dar Es Salam (Tanzania),
  5. Mombasa (Kenya),
  6. Djibouti (Ethiopia),
  7. Port Suez Canal (Egypt),
  8. Port Lagos (Nigeria),

Each port will have different shipping costs

6. Request a quote and send through your proforma details,

Once you are clear about where you would like to ship your unit you can make a request through our website, via email or Whatsapp messenger.

7. Make Your Payment

After you send us a quote we will respond within 72 hours, confirming availability, price and shipping costs. If all details are satisfied, a proforma including banking details will be sent back to you. Payment is normally confirmed within 4-5 Business days.

8. Start Searching your Vehicle Today

You now have all the information you need to purchase with us. Click the link below to search for a suitable vehicle. If you still have questions, you can send us an email below.

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