Calor Gas has ordered 88 new trailers and eight rigid vehicles from Cartwright.
This brings Calor’s total fleet to 437 Cartwright built trailers and 234 cylinder rigid vehicles, ranging from 5 tonnes to 18 tonnes GVW.
Engineers from the body and trailer manufacturer began working with Calor in 1999 to redesign its cylinder trailer.
Calor’s cylinder rigid fleet is made up of about 85 per cent DAF chassis, are all fitted with Cartwright bodies with a combination of side lifts or tail lifts.
The cylinder trailers are based upon a flat trailer fitted with a fixed framework and mounting a series of removable gates and adjustable bars that optimise access, flexibility and load security.
56 of the vehicles are 35 tonne tandem axle cylinder trailers of 13.22 meters long, for all-round access to the deck, maximising loading capacity.
A further 22 tandem axle trailers of 10.97 meters in length have also been ordered to enable deliveries to locations with restricted access.
The final part of the order is for ten 35 tonne step frame trailers at 12.31m. These have been designed to accommodate the specific loading requirements at Calor’s Grangemouth cylinder filling plant.