Commercial vehicle designer Wilson Trailers has launched the UK’s first step frame double-deck, designed to give expand trailer capacity and improve side load access.
The Curtainclear’s model features curtains which can be pulled clear of the sides from the fron to the rear of the trailer, to improve side access to both top and bottom decks, and help reduce health and safety issues.
The trailer has been designed in conjunction with Palletforce shareholder member Bleach of Lavant. Palletforce is the first to use the new model, and has two members using the trailers.
Managing director Graeme Wilson said: “In the current climate efficiency is key, so reduced turnaround times, full pay loads and speed of access are essential for economical distribution operations.
“If drivers cannot leave the cab inside depots, it is time-consuming driving out of the depot to move curtains to access different parts of trailers. With Curtainclear, the curtains can be pulled all the way back and secured behind the trailer, enabling everything to be loaded or unloaded in one entrance to the hub.
“Time is money, so the less time spent loading results in money saved, which is even more essential in the current economic climate.”