Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Luckings adds 8 Cargobull vans to its fleet


Luckings, which specialises in the storage and transportation of equipment for the film and theatre industry, has added an extra eight Schmitz Cargobull Mega Box vans to its fleet.

The trailers have a low chassis height and straight floor to aide the loading and unloading process and help improve crew safety.

Nick Dooner, managing director of Luckings, said: “The trailers allow heavy flight cases and electrical/lighting equipment to be loaded across a straight floor thus adding health and safety benefits to the loading crews.”

Loads can also be kept at a constant temperature, unaffected by hot weather or a build up of condensation, as the trailers are constructed using Schmitz Cargobull’s patented Ferroplast Thermo Technology modular steel-skinned panels.

The haulier now has more than 30 Schmitz Cargobull trailers in its 100-strong fleet, 16 of which are currently being used to transport stage sets, props, costumes and production equipment for the stage musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang across the UK.

The trailers were built by Schmitz Cargobull’s UK production facility at Harelaw in County Durham and were constructed using a bolted and galvanised production method, removing the need for welding.