General Questions

Whats the difference between "Prepared Price" and "As Is Price"

"As is price" refers to an item being sold in the same condition as it was received at our facility without any work having been done to it, this offers the buyer the best price option.

"Prepared price" refers to an item which has been workshop checked, serviced (see below) and has been re-painted to a single of choice by the customer. (reduction available if painting not required)

Do I need RHD or LHD

We have provided below, an alphabetical list of countries showing the steering wheel position for each country.

AFGHANISTAN LHD
ALBANIA LHD
ALGERIA LHD
Why do I need a De-Gas Certificate to ship a tanker truck/trailer

Shippers have a long standing rule that for safety reasons, tanks and tankers must be De-Gassed to be permitted to board a vessel. Degassing involves venting, steam cleaning and drying of the tank. The charge for this is GBP £500.00 per tank and is in addition to any shipping costs.

When or where do we advertise for recruiting certain staff

We are are a small family run and operated business and therefore tend not to recruit staff very often. Any job opportunities will be posted on the website under a top menu section "Employment Opportunities" which is only visible when a position is being offered. Interested parties, should then write to the main office with a complete CV including a photograph.

Why Don't You Show Prices

The simple reason that we don't provide prices is due to the fact that:-

  • a) Our stock changes so frequently it is impossible to list current prices
  • b) Customers often purchase several items which allow for some negotiated discount
  • c) Customers orders often include modification to suit their own specification
General Question - Do you give a warranty

We do not give warranties, however, we have been in business for over 45 years and will try to resolve any issues to the clients satisfaction.
We also invite any inspection of customer orders before, during and after preparation which will server to provide peace of mind.

Do you do part exchanges

As a general rule the answer is no, we are unable to accept part exchanges, however we will consider such a request on a case by case basis.

Do you arrange shipping

Yes, we can arrange shipping for customers.
Goods generally go RORO (Roll On Roll Off) or by container depending on the size of the shipment.
RORO is generally the cheaper option.
We can also arrange for insurance if the customer requires it.
We also advise on the export licensing protocols for orders involving Ex. Military equipment. (see Exports FAQ's above)

Stock Questions

Terminology

What is Reserve Stock

Most of our vehicles are ex. military reserve stock which means that they have not seen active service instead being kept back "in reserve" hence the term, to perform localised duties or to be sent in as replacements for vehicles in service which need to be replaced.

Shipping

What are Incoterms

The Incoterms rules or International Commercial terms are a series of pre-defined commercial terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) widely used in international commercial transactions.

A series of three-letter trade terms related to common sales practices, the Incoterms rules are intended primarily to clearly communicate the tasks, costs and risks associated with the transportation and delivery of goods.

The Incoterms rules are accepted by governments, legal authorities and practitioners worldwide for the interpretation of most commonly used terms in international trade.

They are intended to reduce or remove altogether uncertainties arising from different interpretation of the rules in different countries.

First published in 1936, the Incoterms rules have been periodically updated, with the eighth version—Incoterms 2010—having been published on January 1, 2011


INCO Definitions as used by us.
EXW (Ex Works)
Ex means from. Works means factory, mill or warehouse, which is the seller's premises. EXW applies to goods available only at the seller's premises. Buyer is responsible for loading the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises, and for the subsequent costs and risks.
In practice, it is not uncommon that the seller loads the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises without charging loading fee.
In the quotation, indicate the named place (seller's premises) after the acronym EXW, for example EXW Kobe and EXW San Antonio.
The term EXW is commonly used between the manufacturer (seller) and export-trader (buyer), and the export-trader resells on other trade terms to the foreign buyers. Some manufacturers may use the term Ex Factory, which means the same as Ex Works.


CFR (Cost & Freight - Formerly C&F)
The delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the cargo insurance and other costs and risks. The term CFR was formerly written as C&F. Many importers and exporters worldwide still use the term C&F.
In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CFR, for example CFR Karachi and CFR Alexandria.
Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term Cost and Freight is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, the term Cost and Freight (C&F) is still commonly used in the air freight.


CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight) The cargo insurance and delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the import customs clearance and other costs and risks.
In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CIF, for example CIF Pusan and CIF Singapore.
Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term CIF is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, many importers and exporters still use the term CIF in the air freight.

Payment

Do I need to Pay VAT

If you are a UK customer
Yes you need to pay VAT at the current rate on all purchases. If you are VAT registered you can claim this amount back

If you are an EC Customer (Excluding the UK) and L.Jackson arranges the shipping
Yes you will need to pay VAT unless you can provide us with your EC Registered VAT number

If you are an EC Customer (Excluding the UK) and you arrange the shipping
Yes you will need to pay VAT. If you can provide us with your EC Registered VAT number and if your freight forwarder is able to give us written confirmation that they will provide us with a copy of the bills of lading then we will consider not charging VAT on the sale however, we must stress that this is done at our discretion and is dependent on our assessment of the shipping company as to the reliability of any statements to this effect

If you are a Non EC Customer and L.Jackson arrange the shipping
You will not be charged VAT

If you are a Non EC Customer and you arrange the shipping
No you will not need to pay VAT however, We need your freight forwarder to provide us with written confirmation that they will give us a copy of the bills of lading. If we do not receive this confirmation, we will have to charge a 20% surcharge which is then refundable on receipt of a copy of the Bills of Lading

Terms

Our standard terms for orders is EXW (Inco definition = Ex. Works)
30% deposit with order (unless agreed in advance) Balance prior to shipping or collection from premises


INCO Definitions
EXW (Ex Works)
Ex means from. Works means factory, mill or warehouse, which is the seller's premises. EXW applies to goods available only at the seller's premises. Buyer is responsible for loading the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises, and for the subsequent costs and risks.
In practice, it is not uncommon that the seller loads the goods on truck or container at the seller's premises without charging loading fee.
In the quotation, indicate the named place (seller's premises) after the acronym EXW, for example EXW Kobe and EXW San Antonio.
The term EXW is commonly used between the manufacturer (seller) and export-trader (buyer), and the export-trader resells on other trade terms to the foreign buyers. Some manufacturers may use the term Ex Factory, which means the same as Ex Works.

CRF (Cost & Freight - Formerly C&F)
The delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the cargo insurance and other costs and risks. The term CFR was formerly written as C&F.
Many importers and exporters worldwide still use the term C&F.
In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CFR, for example CFR Karachi and CFR Alexandria.
Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term Cost and Freight is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, the term Cost and Freight (C&F) is still commonly used in the air freight.

CIF (Cost, Insurance & Freight)
The cargo insurance and delivery of goods to the named port of destination (discharge) at the seller's expense. Buyer is responsible for the import customs clearance and other costs and risks.
In the export quotation, indicate the port of destination (discharge) after the acronym CIF, for example CIF Pusan and CIF Singapore.
Under the rules of the INCOTERMS 1990, the term CIF is used for ocean freight only. However, in practice, many importers and exporters still use the term CIF in the air freight.

Do you accept Letters of Credit

Yes we can accept letters of credit for balance payment, all initial deposits are preferred to be made by bank transfer unless the buyer is very well known and trusted

Letters of credit must be:-

  • Confirmed
  • Irrevocable
  • Payable at sight (of shipping documents)
  • At the counters of a Major UK Bank
  • Allow for partial shipments

Export Licences

Why do I need an export licence

Exports sales make up over 90-95% of our core business and as such we are well versed in the processes involved in the shipping of vehicles and equipment round the world.
It is necessary for most exports to require an Export Licence as issued by BIS (Department for Business, Innovation & Skills).
In particular it is necessary for customers purchasing ex. military vehicles to apply for an export licence being specific to the items being exported if the items are being exported from the U.K.
Video

The video below has been produced by BIS to aid customer's in understanding how important it is to have the correct export licence (where applicable) for Surplus Military Vehicles and Equipment.
Goods listed on our website as "NLR - No Licence Required are either civilian machines or have been deemed by BIS as not requiring a licence by virtue of having submitted either a rating or an application for a licence.
Any surplus military vehicle which is considered to be "Specially Designed for Military Use" must be shipped on a "Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL)" .
Firstly when applying for an export licence, customers need to complete what is called an End User Agreement, a copy of which can be downloaded using one of the links below and which incorporates a checklist to aid in it's completion.
Download End User Document
Download Stocklist Document

Once that has been completed simply submit it back to our office on letterheaded paper (if available) if we are applying for the licence on your behalf or submit it to BIS if you are applying independently for the licence using the spire system.
Export licence applications generally take between 3-6 weeks to be processed and approved.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Some countries are under an EU embargo and as such will not be granted an export licence unless it can be proven that the vehicles are for Humanitarian Aid Support e.g. UN Aid Work.
For more information on EU Embargoed Countries..... Go To The BIS Website
Go To This DIS Website

How much does a licence cost?

There is currently no fee for an export licence however, BIS is considering levying a fee in for each licence application.

How long does a licence last?

A licence once granted is valid for 2 years or until it is exhausted i.e. all goods stated are shipped or it expires or is revoked due to changes in the status of the destination concerned e.g. EU/NATO sanctions come into force.

Do I need one

It depends on whether you are buying and or shipping Military or Civilian vehicles and equipment.
If the goods are civilian e.g. Caterpillar Plant or Civilian trucks then NO you should not need an export licence, we can help advise.
If the goods are Surplus Military items then YES, some form of licence will be required, please refer to the FAQ "Export Licences - Why do I need an export licence" (below)

Import Questions

Directions

Where are we based

We are located in South Yorkshire just outside Doncaster near the village of Misson.
Our site address is:

L.Jackson & Co. Ltd
The Rocket Site
Misson, Nr. Bawtry
Doncaster DN10 6ET
United Kingdom

For maps and detailed information on how to get to us follow the visit us link on the main menu bar.
Our opening hours are: Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm Strictly by Appointment