Tiger Trailers is manufacturing 100 tandem-axle single-deck box van trailers, alongside 150 moving-deck double-deck trailers which have been designed to deliver enhanced durability and environmental efficiency.
DPD’s Tiger-built double deck ‘wedge’ trailers incorporate a Hatcher Aero at the front and feature sidewalls made from Tata Steel’s 10mm Coretinium composite sheet material solution.
The material used is constructed in such a way as to be totally recyclable. “Up to 85% of the material, produced at our Shotton Works in Flintshire, can be recycled without separating the skins from the core”, said Edwin Richards, technical sales manager Coretinium, Tata Steel, who adds: “The honeycomb product enables us to create material-efficient solutions. Having teamed up with Tiger Trailers on double decks in 2019, it’s great to now be involved in the supply to a company like DPD who place such strong value on the whole life impact of their trailers.”
A number of Tiger’s moving deck double deck trailers for DPD incorporate the manufacturer’s latest digital touchpad control panel that replaces a traditional wanderlead setup, and the deck is operated by the OEM’s four-ram hydraulic system that maximises the space available inside the vehicle, while also requiring reduced maintenance over the life of the trailer. The double deck trailers also feature galvanised chassis and stainless steel rear frames.
Meanwhile, the single deck box van trailers have been equipped with various high-impact protection features and nose guarding to mitigate potential damage during coupling. The vehicles’ Goodyear KMAX D Fuel Grip tyres are specifically designed to provide robustness in regional and urban environments, backed by slow wear and ensuing high mileage capability, and feature a non-slip phenolic-coated plywood floor.