Long life planned for latest Schmitz Denby semi-trailers 06 December 2012
Denby Transport says it's confident that its latest four Schmitz Cargobull Euroliner semi-trailers will still be in operation in 15 years' time.
The Lincoln-based operator – which will use the Euroliners predominantly on haulage into France and Belgium – says it favours running trailers for as long as possible, using the right maintenance and refurbishment, as this is most cost-effective.
"There is no reason why a sound, well-engineered trailer shouldn't last a whole lifetime on a fleet," comments Peter Denby, managing director of Denby Transport.
"It comes down to whether they are mechanically fit. Curtains and floors can be replaced when necessary but a robust chassis is the key to longevity," he adds.
Denby also says that the fabric sliding roof of the Euroliners is a key element, providing the best design for transporting his company's diverse cargo, which includes heavy machinery.
And he adds that, as well as maximised internal load height, the Euroliner's low weight helps provide a competitive payload capacity, with space for 34 Euro pallets.
The four new trailers join an existing fleet of 125 specialist trailers and 50 Euro 5 tractor units.
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd
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