I had a set similar to this when I was younger (I am fairly sure this was before the year 2000), although:
The model was red, rather than yellow.
The model was more of a breakdown truck, rather than a cargo lorry.
The model used a cleveryly hidden 9V battery to power a winch and flashing lights.
There were no supporting "arms" coming out the side like in the model below.
Can anybody help me find what set it was?