Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Wrings acquires 20 post-less curtainsiders

Wrings Transport has acquired 20 recently launched Schmitz Cargobull S.CS Freepost curtainsiders.

The trailers will be used to serve a new three-year contract with DS Smith Packaging to deliver cardboard packaging products throughout the UK.

The trucks have an internal height of 2.85 metres allowing palletised loads to be double stacked, while the external height of the vehicles is 4.4 metres.

The entire fleet has been fitted with Schmitz Cargobull’s Load Spread Program (LSP), a new system designed to reduce the weight on tractor drive axles.

The LSP improves the semi-laden trailer’s ability to negotiate curves and also reduces tyre wear.

Stuart Wring, managing director of Wrings Transport, said: “I was impressed by the overall design of the Freepost and the fact that Schmitz Cargobull could build the trailers to the precise external height – 4.4 metres – that we needed to be able to double stack loads and meet the height requirements in place at a number of the sites they deliver to.”

The trailers are constructed using Schmitz Cargobull’s bolted and galvanised production technique, which removes the need for welding.

The S.CS Freepost does not have any sideposts, so the entire length of the trailer is unobstructed and can be used for loading and unloading.

Additionally, Wrings ordered ten used models from Schmitz Cargobull’s stock of refurbished vehicles.