Canute Haulage has invested more than £1.2m in 11 bespoke-built forklift trailers for Barloworld Handling.
The tri-axle step frame trailers have curtainside bodywork with sliding roofs and have been built by Andover Trailers.
The order includes nine 13.6m trailers and two 10.9m trailers, with the shorter units designed specifically for making deliveries within London and the south east. They are operating with new Scania 6×2 mid-steer tractor units.
Michael French, group fleet engineer at Canute, said: “Every feature we’ve incorporated into these trailers has been selected to combine efficient deliveries for Barloworld with a swift and professional service to its customers. The full height and full width power-toe ramps ensure a shallow loading angle, meaning we can accommodate even the lowest ground clearance warehouse equipment, while the sliding roof enables us to transport high-mast machines.”
The new articulated vehicles replace a mixed fleet of tractors, trailers and rigids, giving Canute maximum flexibility in the event a tractor suffers unexpected downtime.