Schmitz Cargobull’s UK-made box van semi-trailer delivered to Salford Van Hire 09 December 2021
Salford Van Hire has become the first operator in the UK to run a fleet of Schmitz Cargobull’s new S.KO PACE SMART semi-trailers, acquiring 40 to work on nationwide contracts with major supermarkets, retailers and parcel delivery companies.
The new assets, which are the first to have been constructed in Schmitz Cargobull’s Manchester factory, join Salford Van Hire’s existing fleet of 1,800 dry freight curtainsiders and reefers, half of which were also supplied by Schmitz Cargobull.
Contract & fleet engineering director of Salford Van Hire, Steve McNally, says: “The fact they are manufactured in the UK is hugely beneficial both for lead times and cost, as well as reducing our environmental impact – which they will continue to do on a daily basis because of their lightweight construction.”
Featuring a galvanised Modulos chassis and Struktoplast panels, the semi-trailer is EN 12642 code XL certified and comes with Schmitz Cargobull’s telematics system TrailerConnect fitted as standard. The manufacturer claims the use of lightweight panels reduce its weight to 600kg less than competitor models.
Expected to be in operation seven days a week, the new trailers will be used to support Salford Van Hire’s largest customers who transport a variety of dry freight and parcels.
Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd
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