Motor Traction

Motor Traction Limited manufactured Rutland motor lorries at Rutland Works, Vulcan Way, New Addington Surrey. The lorries — capacities between 3 tons and 15 tons — and passenger chassis were built to an operator's specific requirements using the major components of other manufacturers. They first exhibited at the 1956 Commercial Motor Show.[1]

The business operated from 1951 to 1958, at first from Croydon proper. An earlier name for the business was Waggon Rutland Limited. Vehicles were often marked M. T. N.[2]

The shareholders chose to liquidate the company in 1958.[3]


  1. ^ Six foreign makes. Commercial Motor, 20 July 1956, Page 36
  2. ^ G. N. Georgano. The World's Commercial Vehicles, 1830-1964, Temple Press Books, London 1965
  3. ^ The Accountant, Volume 138, Part 2. Lafferty Publications, 1958