A UK-based haulage firm has taken delivery of two fixed-roof curtainsider semi-trailers only four months from being ordered.
Stoke-based Reid Freight Services, which transports goods across the UK and overseas, has hailed the efficiency of Schmitz Cargobull’s new manufacturing operation in Manchester for turning the order around so quickly.
“We needed two new curtainsiders quite urgently due to high demand,” said Chad Smith, Transport Contracts Manager at Reid Freight Services.
“We waited less than four months from the order to delivery, which was very impressive given the current production delays impacting the transport industry.”
The curtainsiders are the first Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailers to join the company’s fleet and will be used for general haulage and the company’s work supporting the rail industry.
“The new trailers look fantastic. With a payload capacity of up to 26 tonnes and side loading height of up to 3,100mm, they will definitely improve the efficiency of our business,” said Smith.
The new S.CS fixed-roof trailers comply with DIN EN 12642 Code XL load security regulations and feature a bulkhead specific for the British market.
Officially opened in March, the manufacturing facility is producing trailers specially developed for the UK and Irish markets.