Netherlands-based OEM, Van Eck, has delivered a special Eckspress series two-axle mega curtainsider to Kretzler Spedition from Hambrücken.
The new trailer will transport airfreight between Germany and Italy.
With its Eckspress series aircargo vehicles, Van Eck builds vehicles with optimum capacity presenting efficient loading with its own highest quality and durability roller conveyors.
Kretzler’s new trailer is a typical example of what a specialist like Van Eck is capable of as Van Eck listens to its customers to deliver the transport solution they need.
Kretzler needed a mega curtainsider trailer in the knowledge that the air freight pallets to be transported do not contain conditioned cargo.
Kretzler Spedition Director, Dieter Kretzler, is also convinced that with a loaded weight of 10 tonnes, a third trailer axle is unnecessary. But such a third axle may still be necessary in the future.
Thanks to Van Eck, the installation of the third axle, which would then become the front axle of a triple axle, is already prepared. Other features of the trailer include roller tracks and the smaller 17.5-inch wheel size to achieve the desired insertion height required by air freight.
For Daniel Kretzler, this is the first Van Eck in his fleet, which includes 13 airfreight trailers.
“This new one will be used on the route from Frankfurt airport to Milan,” he said.
“We’re working with the certainty that it concerns low weights. That is why we will be driving with two axles for the time being.”
Kretzler was originally a German family business that distributed fuel oil in the region around Hambrücken. At one point, the company expanded to become a haulage firm for a company that manufactures tubes. The business has since taken on additional airfreight transport tasks to meet increasing market demand.
Van Eck Trailers is a household name in the air cargo transportation sector and is a reliable partner for air cargo and airline companies.
Van Eck Air Cargo vehicles stand out for their state-of-the-art floor-integrated roller conveyor system, which has been developed in cooperation with Lufthansa.
The Van Eck roller conveyor system is designed with an automated drive unit. This is reported to improve loading and unloading of tall and heavy air cargo pallets and makes a difference with its modular design that enables maximum performance and longer product life.
With a 3,055mm high rear entrance, Eckspress Series provides maximum loading capacity and can accommodate 3.0m high main deck air-cargo pallets. Eckspress Series are offered with various superstructures, and FRC, FNA, or Pharma certification.