The Troublesome Trucks are used to transport goods across the Island of Sodor. So, far there have only been five named Troublesome Trucks, which are S.C. Ruffey , Hector, Fred Pelhay, Jasper, and Peridot.


The Troublesome Trucks are mostly 7 plank and 8 plank end door open wagons. The van variety are mostly BR 12 ton twin ventilated and BR 12 ton single vent vans with corrugated ends.


Trucks are traditionally painted either dark grey, dark green, or brown with black frames, although in recent years, they have also appeared in red, green, blue, pink, and many other colors.