“ROOT, TOOT, TOW, we want to go, the food's going off, cars you're too slow!”
―The trucks

Off to Market! is a magazine story, illustrated using photographs from the television series.


Unlike the Troublesome Trucks, Arthur likes to do things properly. One day, on the way to market, Arthur's trucks started to misbehave and sing loudly. Arthur orders them to stop, but when they reach the top of a hill, the trucks want to teach Arthur a lesson for being bossy. They pull Arthur down the hill and collide with the crossing gates. Fruit flies everywhere!

Later, as Arthur is having the squashed fruit cleaned from his funnel, Thomas pulls up. Arthur is worried that he has been naughty, but Thomas assures him that the accident was the trucks' fault.


2004 version

2007 version

  • Thomas
  • Arthur
  • Henry (cameo)