SDC supports family business with bespoke trailer

UK-based general haulage business, MJ Close & Son, has invested in a new semi-trailer from SDC to bolster its freight task in the north east, Cumbria and southwest Scotland.

MJ Close & Son specialises in the transportation of straw bales, crops and timber products, and according to Company Director, Bryan Close, required a drawbar trailer that could be adapted for moving goods on a flat wagon as well as drag combinations.

The family business specified a three-axle drawbar trailer with BPW 9-tonne Eco Plus axles, Haldex braking system, 28mm keruing floor and 12 bespoke posts and sockets. The 7.6m chassis has an overall length of 9.3m which is reportedly ideal for MJ Close & Son’s specialist loads.

“We are delighted with the drawbar trailer received from SDC; the quality of finish is superb and we were able to customise the specification to maximise our haulage operations,” said Close. “It was very important to us that we could add additional storage and load security features, to ensure the best possible service for our customers. I am confident that we have achieved the best working solution for our operations and we aim to replace our entire fleet with SDC Trailers in the coming years.”

According to SDC, the custom-built trailer combines seamlessly with Bryan’s Scania cab unit which also features a bespoke design both inside and out. The haulier exhibited at the Barnard Castle Truck Show on 25 August and received awards for ‘Best combination’, ‘Best rigid truck’ and third place in ‘Best interior’.

“SDC is the market leader in terms of bespoke semi-trailer solutions,” said SDC UK Sales Director, David McDonald. “We have over 40-years experience, working with a wide range of haulage companies and developing innovative solutions for transport. I am pleased that Bryan is happy with his new SDC drawbar trailer and look forward to working with MJ Close & Son in the future.”

With its new SDC drawbar trailer now in full operation, Close has placed an order for a second trailer to be delivered in February 2019.

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