UK-based haulage operator, Kersey Freight Ltd (KFL), has added 20 new SDC Freespan Curtainsiders to its 180 strong trailer fleet, in addition to 24 new trailers from the manufacturer in 2019.
Specialists in the UK road haulage sector, KFL placed the order following a number of key contract wins earlier this year, with the new trailers going into service from mid-August.
Traditionally running SDC posted curtainsiders, this is the first time KFL opted for the post-less design which requires less driver intervention when loading and unloading. A personalised trailer spec will further enhance KFL’s uptime with BPW eco-plus 9-ton axles and low maintenance drum brakes, Haldex Generation 3 braking, full LED lighting, SDC’s universal coupling box and additional toolbox storage.
“Kersey Freight is trusted by some of the UK’s biggest retailers and manufacturers to deliver their products on time and our new fleet of curtainsiders will ensure we continue to achieve this,” said KFL Fleet Manager, Robert Steele.
“When I saw the Freespan model earlier this year I was impressed by what it has to offer, the practical design and user-friendly operation is favoured by our drivers and will bring significant savings to our everyday operations.
“Out of the 180 trailers that we operate, 121 of these are SDC, we have always found them reliable, well-built, and robust enough to stand up to our demanding haulage operations. Matt and the team have provided us with excellent service and back up, which has helped us to achieve the best service possible to our customer base,” he said.
Investing in a modern vehicle fleet has been central to KFL’s growth strategy since 2004, expanding its service portfolio while minimising fuel usage and carbon emissions. KFL’s services operate like clockwork from two main depots in Suffolk and Yorkshire, with the recognisable blue and yellow adorned vehicles transporting all types of goods from pallets to containerised and hazardous cargo.
“I am delighted to see another batch of SDC trailers on the road with Kersey Freight, a well-known name in the industry and key provider of haulage services throughout the UK,” said SDC Trailers UK Sales Manager, Matt Kerrison.
“SDC’s EN 12642-XL rated Freespan Curtainsider has been a popular choice among UK hauliers thanks to the highly functional design and robust chassis.
“Our engineers continue to streamline our products in line with market demands, setting the industry standard for quality and customer satisfaction.”
In other news, Matthew Kibble Transport received 10 new EN-XL rated SDC curtainsiders.
SDC was also referenced in CIMC Group's 1H 2020 financial results.