TWT upgrades fleet with Tiger Trailers

UK-based freight operator, TWT Logistics Group, has modernised its fleet with Tiger Trailers.

TWT owner, Trevor Taylor, said he is delighted with the first of the new trailers to arrive, which are part of an order for seven, comprising six curtain-side trailers and a specialist PSK for container work. They join four trailers acquired from Tiger Trailers just over a year ago. Also included in the latest order are curtain-sided bodies for two rigid vehicles.

“I have been around the logistics business for many years, and part of our success has been based strongly on personal relationships,” said Taylor.

“I have known Tiger’s Sales Director, Darren Holland, for many years, since his days at Boalloy, and he and the rest of the Tiger team are people I feel comfortable in dealing with.

“I am very happy with the product quality and to date their responsiveness to any queries we have had has been absolutely marvellous,” he said.

The new trailers, alongside DAF and Mercedes-Benz rigids, will be put into operation at TWT’s satellite depot at Andover where the operator is currently engaged in work to develop a new, larger site.

Talking about the trailers, Taylor noted: “We are specifying them all to full EN12642XL standard, even the frame and headboard on the PSK, because we feel we have a duty to our customers and the wider public to invest in equipment that is as safe as modern standards allow. That’s why we also buy premium trucks such as the DAF and Mercedes-Benz rigids. It’s an old saying, but true nonetheless, that quality doesn’t cost, it pays.”

TWT recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, having started with just a single vehicle. Today, alongside its 80 trucks, the business runs 120 trailers and has some 125 drivers on the books to cover day/night haulage and its demanding and still-growing national and local contracts, as well as its pallet network activities.

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