Acumen commissions car transporter upgrades31 October 2017

Acumen Automotive Logistics is modifying 20 of its transporter trailers to enable drivers to increase the number of full-body covered vehicles they can safety load and unload.

Requested by its customer, JLR, Acumen initially produced a prototype vehicle, approved by the company, and has now commissioned Riverside Truck Rental and Cartwright Trailers to carry out the work, which will be undertaken over the next few months.

The modifications include extending walkways, installing additional safety posts and adding extra guide rails and removable foot plates and hand posts. The alterations will provide drivers with additional protection, enabling them to constantly maintain three points of contact at all times throughout the loading and unloading process.

When the work is completed, the car transporters will be able to carry up to two additional full-body covered vehicles.

Peter Raybould, director of Acumen Automotive Logistics, said:“We work with our customers to ensure they receive the most efficient and cost-effective service. By carrying out these modifications in line with JLR’s request, we have not only ensured further safety for our drivers, but have also helped reduce CO2 emissions by modifying the trucks to carry additional finished vehicles”.

Will Dalrymple

Related Companies
Riverside Truck Rental
The Cartwright Group

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