Truckingby, the Line Event Division of UK-based logistics company, Brian Yeardley Continental, has taken delivery of seven additional Schmitz Cargobull Mega box and curtain-sider low-ride trailers.
The German OEM said the trailers will be used to transport light, staging and video equipment across Europe for world-renowned bands including Coldplay, J Hus, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer.
The trailers, which join the company’s fleet of more than 60 trucks and 80 trailers, have reportedly been supplied with reinforced steel front and rear posts to ensure critical loads are protected and secure during transit.
The box trailers incorporate Schmitz Cargobull’s FERROPLASTpanels, which are thinner and stronger than glass-reinforced plastic, according to the OEM. The panels also provide additional internal volume, which is ideal for transporting valuable and bulky freight for concerts, corporate events and exhibitions to cities including Barcelona, Berlin, Moscow and Paris.
“When we buy Schmitz Cargobull, we know what we are getting is a quality trailer that’s built to last and can withstand hard work and at times poor roads,” said Brian Yeardley Continental Managing Director, Kevin Hopper.
“That makes them perfect for our operations, whether the trailer is working on our general cargo work in Europe or live events – we know what’s on board will arrive at the delivery point still in the same condition as it was loaded,” he said.
Four of the new trailers are Mega Cube curtain-siders with Schmitz Cargobull’s sliding roof, which can be raised on one or both sides to allow out-of-gauge payloads to be quickly, more easily and safely loaded or unloaded rather than by using the sides or rear doors alone.
“Each trailer we order is tailored to our needs and that of our customers, which can be very specific in the music and entertainment business,” said Hopper. “We always know we can get any maintenance support through Schmitz Cargobull’s service partner network across Europe, which gives us complete confidence in getting to a venue on time. That’s critical when you have 50,000 people waiting for you at the other end!”