Truck and Plantlocator Weekly Magazine

Truck and Plant Locator magazines is the online partner to weekly classified magazine Truck and Plant Locator Weekly.

Published each week since 1996, the magazine has a loyal following of advertisers and readers alike. It is the largest truck and plant magazine in the UK with the greatest choice of used trucks, plant and vans for sale.

Printed in full colour, the magazine has 120+ glossy pages of plant and trucks for sale each week.

Take the opportunity to read the online page-turn version of the magazine here on this website.

Tonnes of Plant for Sale

Each week, Truck and Plant Locator magazine is packed with tonnes of used equipment and machinery, including attachments and adverts for plant-related services, including shipping, hire, repair, lighting and buildings.

Magazine Distribution

Newstrade Sales

Available from newsagents across the UK and Ireland, Truck and Plant Locator Magazine sells thousands of copies each week. If the magazine is not available at your local retailer, ask them to order you a copy each week.

Direct Mail - UK

Each week more than 10,000 copies of the magazine are mailed to truck and plant operators across the UK from a database of more than 130,000 companies.


On a fortnightly basis, the ‘African’ edition of Truck and Plant Locator Magazine is sent to eight African countries – the number of countries is growing.

On the alternate weeks, the ‘International’ issue is sent to other countries across the world, including Dubai, Bahrain, Cyprus and Trinidad.


Each week hundreds of paid subscribers to the magazine are able to read the magazine a day early – on Wednesdays.

Online Page-Turn Version

Each week we publish the magazine in a searchable and downloadable page-turn format. Download onto a tablet and read offline anywhere. Search for text and click on any link to take you directly to the advertiser concerned.

Advertise in Truck and Plant Locator Magazine


It couldn’t be easier to advertise in the magazine. You can upload details of your machine for sale here and, once paid for, it can be advertised in the magazine as well as online. This type of advertising is ideal if you have one or two items for sale. Simply upload the details including up to nine images and pay on our secure site to make live via a credit or debit card.

By Phone

If you need help advertising, simply call our helpful plant team on 01733 601 501 and they will be able to take your details over the phone for no extra cost.

For a plant trader, we recommend opening a trade account, where you pay for a set limit of items.

If your website is suitable, we can write a program to spider your website and automatically update your stock overnight from your website here at Speak to an experienced plant equipment advertising specialist who can help with the opening of a trade account and design of a magazine advertisement to help you sell more machinery.

Advertising Deadlines

The beauty of the internet means that there are no deadlines – as soon as you pay and the content is authorised, your machine will be online.

Magazine deadlines are 12pm on Mondays to be on the shelves on Thursdays. We recommend if you are a new magazine advertiser that you contact us in advance to give more time to get the look and feel of the advert designed and approved ahead of the Monday deadline.

Advertising Formats

Don’t worry if you are new to advertising, we can help with the advert design with no charge. Alternatively we can accept complete artwork in pdf form via email, dropbox or FTP.

Other Magazines from Focus:

Farm Machinery Locator Fortnightly

A classified advertising magazine packed with tractors and other farm equipment for sale. Much of the equipment of offer is used, although there are plenty of new offers and services that Farmers and other agriculture businesses need to buy every day.

Commercial Vehicle Dealer Magazine (CV Dealer)

A monthly business to business magazine read by truck and van dealers across the UK. Available on subscription, CV Dealer magazine is also mailed to a controlled database of commercial vehicle dealers in the UK.

About Focus Business Media

Focus Business  Media Limited

Based in Peterborough, the company is privately owned and has been publishing business to business magazines every week since 1996. The company was started by Managing Director, Colin Medwynter to launch Truck and Plant Locator Magazine, (then called Commercial Vehicle Retailer – or CVR for short).

Co-Director Jason Hodge joined the business in 1998 to coincide with the launch of Van Buyer Weekly Magazine and the and website.

Since this time the business bought its city centre offices and has launched Commercial Vehicle Dealer Magazine in 2002 and, Plantlocator Weekly Magazine and .

Farm Machinery Locator Fortnightly magazine was launched in August 2013.

The offices are centrally based moments away from Peterborough main line railway station with links just 45 minutes to London.