The Bedford QL was a series of trucks, manufactured by Bedford for use by the British Armed Forces. At the outbreak of WW II, Bedford was contracted by the British War Office to produce a 3 ton 4×4 general service truck. A pilot model was ready in February 1940 and quantity production started in March 1941. The Bedford QL was in production from 1941 to 1945 and was Bedford's first vehicle series built for the military.
The Bedford QLD is the general service cargo truck and was the most numerous version in the series.
In the Infantry Battalions of the Armored Divisions each Infantry Platoon are motorized by organic Bedford Trucks.