Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Full side access for loading

Schmitz Cargobull has developed a new pillarless curtainsider and is expecting to take a large chunk of the market for this trailer type. The trailer affords the operator a full and free side access when loading and satisfies the very stringent health and safety requirements demanded by the industry.

The UK market for curtainsiders is reckoned to be in the order of 100,000 units with some 9,000 to 10,000 new units produced annually. Schmitz Cargobull says that the market for the pillarless trailer type is in the region of 25 to 30% of all new curtainsiders operated within the UK, providing it with “excellent additional market opportunities”.

The trailer offers clear side access up to 3.1m, allowing volume transport in what is a very competitive marketplace, and has the new trailer has passed extensive trials and tests at the MIRA test facility.