Saturday 1st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

City Link tests curtainsider security system

City Link is testing a security system for its new fleet of curtainsider trailers which incorporates GPS satellite tracking and automatically alerts a central control room if a trailer stops outside designated areas.

Additionally it sends an alert if anyone tries to tamper with the electronically-sealed bonding cord that secures the curtainsiders en route which will also notify the control room of the trailer’s exact location.

So far the system has been fitted to ten of City Link’s trailers and the company intends to roll it out across the fleet after the bench-testing is complete.

Russell Mannix, City Link’s head of security, said: “Essentially our vehicles should not stop between collection and delivery.

“We recently changed our large fleet from hard-sided to curtainsiders and we believe we have found the optimum solution for security seal and trailer tracking.”