Featuring the new Thermo King Advancer A500 refrigeration systems supplied by Marshall Fleet Solutions, the Polar-Bur trailer on display was the first of two of these new trailer designs that are being supplied by TIP Trailer Services to its customers. The 4.915 m high, tri-axle trailer was also fitted with an aerodynamic ‘EcoStream’ roof profile, which is claimed to reduce fuel consumption by between 10 and 16% depending on the route and environmental conditions.
Alongside the debutant Polar-Bur trailer were two other Don-Bur trailers including a 13.7 m teardrop curtainsider and a 13.6m fixed deck box trailer.
Also on display at the TIP Open Day were a selection of new trailer designs from other long-term trailer suppliers to TIP, including two trailers from SDC. One was a 10m long, tandem axle ‘Urban’ Curtainsider trailer with a Dhollandia DHRM tuckaway 1,500kg tail-lift complete with a steel/aluminium platform. Alongside this was a SDC Freespan Curtainsider tri-axle trailer that featured a postless design and was 4.68m in height.
In addition, there was a concept longer-length Link trailer from Dennison Trailers, designed specifically for the UK market.
Completing the TIP Open Day lineup were two electric vehicles, at 3.1 tonne and 16 tonne, from Renault’s ZE electric distribution range that are currently available for hire or lease through TIP company GrayRentals in Hull, as well as one of the latest fully kitted out mobile service units that form part of TIP’s 100 strong fleet of support vehicles around the UK.
“Being able to host the launch of the first temperature-controlled lifting deck trailer from Don-Bur was a significant coup for us and reflects the long-term relationship that we have with the trailer manufacturer,” said Mike Furnival, managing director UK&I, TIP Trailer Services.