UK rental fleet expands with Schmitz Cargobull trailers

German trailer builder Schmitz Cargobull has delivered 20 fixed-roof curtain-siders to UK-based trailer rental company APM Commercials.

The new arrivals join 20 other Schmitz units in the APM Commercials fleet and will be utilised on a paper transport contract for UK logistics specialist Handtrans.

“We are still running reefers we bought from Schmitz Cargobull in 2008, and all of them have stood the test of time,” said APM Commercials Managing Director, Steve Gilboy.

“Our rental clients require a robust trailer that needs to withstand a lot of punishment and we just know that Schmitz Cargobull’s curtain-siders will rise to the challenge.”

According to Schmitz, the new trailers are equipped with a bulkhead specific for the British and Irish markets, and comply with DIN EN 12642 Code XL load security regulations.

APM Commercials’ new trailers incorporate Schmitz Cargobull’s as-standard anti-theft, load-securing side curtains, manufactured with steel reinforced aramide webbing and secured with Tyride buckles with claw hooks.

As a Schmitz Cargobull service partner, APM is part of the German manufacturer’s pan-European network of maintenance and repair providers, which offer Schmitz Cargobull customers a cost-effective and trouble-free alternative to having their own workshop.

“As an HGV maintenance and repair specialist, and more specifically as a Schmitz Cargobull service partner for the past 14 years, we are no stranger to the product,” said Gilboy.

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