Introduction. L & K R Thorpe Transport are a Gainsborough based haulier, established in 1977 by Keith and Leslie Thorpe. The company is both family owned and run, and has extensive experience in all sectors of road haulage. Currently we specialise in offering dedicated and reliable transport solutions using our modern and very well maintained fleet of rigid vehicles. L & K R Thorpe Transport understands the importance of professional and consistently reliable transport to our customers. Our personnel are both highly trained and experienced. This combined with the use of well equipped, low emission, tailored, vehicles and the drive to constantly improve our service, ensures that your promise to your customers is kept. As a traditional family run company, image is very important to us. We have a lot of pride in what we do and our fleet is always smart, with traditional, hand painted, sign-writing still used wherever possible. This dedication to both our own business and the impact of the services we provide to our customer’s image is what separates us from our competitors.

What our customers are saying..


  • L & K R Thorpe have provided haulage services for Silvaperl for a number of years and in that time they have always provided an outstanding service. Many of our customers regularly call just to comment on the quality of the service received and will ask for them specifically when placing their next order. L & K R Thorpe are a family run business and as such they can offer a reliable and personal service. I would highly recommend them both personally and professionally.

    - Production & Distribution Controller Silvaperl, Gainsborough

  • I have used the firm L.&.K.R.Thorpe on many occasions, most recently, the brief was to collect an old time Fair Ground Attraction from a museum in Scotland and deliver it to my premises in Cambridge.The artefacts are of great heritage importance and amounted to many hundreds of pieces. Each piece was loaded manually with great care and due diligance, upon arrival, some 400 miles later each and every piece was carefully off loaded by hand, with absolutley no damage what so ever. Commendable work by a small family firm with a big reputation. Thanks to all involved.

    - M.D Craftmaster paints Cambridge

  • Superb service. Always go out of their way to accomondate our needs, even at the last minute. If its possible they will do it. Get what you pay for!

    - M.D Mid-summer models Cambridge

  • Ultra-reliable service. Usually get a few orders delivered by L & K R Thorpe a month and they are always on the door waiting when we open at 7AM, no exceptions. Very helpful and friendly staff that have pride in what they do. Highly recommended!!

    - Warehouse manager Bostik Leicester

  • Great regular service. Always travel down the night before to ensure we have the product for start of play the next day. Production schedule can be based around the reliable and consistent deliveries provided by this company. Always friendly and helpful staff who always do everything possible to minimise the complications that so regularly plague transport.

    - Firetherm Faversham, Kent

  • L & Kr Thorpe Transport provide william sinclair group Industrial Division with an exceptional service, Ensuring our customers orders are delivered on time and they often go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the needs are met. The family run transport company offer both a professional and friendly service and i would highly recommend them.

    - Catherine White - Distribution Account Controller William Sinclair Group

Dedicated Reliable Road Haulage since 1977