Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

City Link tests teardrop curtainsiders

City Link has taken 15 of Don Bur’s teardrop curtainsiders to test their cost saving potential in its operations.

Paul Hehir, City Link’s fleet manager, said: “The teardrop trailers are ergonomically designed to reduce drag which leads to greater fuel efficiency and we plan to test them in every way possible across the country.”

The box van version trailer has generated fuel savings of up to 18 per cent. The average saving for an operating fleet is 11 per cent. Don-Bur is now testing the Teardrop MK2 which has a new skirting system, and tubular under-run.

Richard Owens, marketing manager for Don-Bur, said: “The Teardrop curtainsider trailer can give fuel savings of up to 16 per cent, depending on road and driving conditions.