Logistics and supply chain management business, Woodside Haulage, has acquired 20 new fixed roof Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders to transport goods between the UK and Ireland.
The new assets join an existing fleet of 20 Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders, used to transport a variety of goods including retail, FMCG, construction, packaging and recycling to manufacturers, retailers and industry.
“We ship goods on ferries and our trailers are worked rigorously and extensively on an intensive schedule, so we need absolute confidence they are of the highest quality,” said Woodside Haulage Managing Director, Mark Woodside.
“The Schmitz Cargobull build quality really is second to none.
“The fully galvanised chassis gives full protection against corrosion and we know they will maintain a good cosmetic appearance throughout their entire life.
“We have trailers that remain in service for up to 15 years and we are confident this will be the case with these latest additions,” he said.
Schmitz Cargobull’s high-tech modular chassis is a mix of galvanised steel and aluminium and comes with a 10-year warranty against rust-through.
Each trailer is also specified with additional lighting and reversing sensors.
“Safety is another key factor for us, and we’ve added extra lighting and sensors to the trailers to make sure we are maximising driver welfare and load security during transit,” said Woodside.
“For us, the fact that all Schmitz Cargobull products go through rigorous testing gives us assurance that the assets are of the highest quality and safety standards,” he said.
The Schmitz Cargobull Validation Centre (CVC) puts all prototypes through a range of tests under a mix of tough conditions, including using hydropulsers to simulate distances of one million kilometres across different road types.
Woodside Haulage is part of Woodside Logistics Group – a family run business with 50 years of experience in professional transport and logistics solutions across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world. The business has depots in Ballynure, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool and Preston.