BP is taking delivery of 30 new petroleum semi-trailers from Heil Trailer International, which have a number of features making them among the safest on the road. The new tri-axle, six compartment, 41,400 litre semi-trailers will be used in BP’s core fleet, delivering mainline products to retail sites throughout the UK.
Jeff Baxter, fleet development engineer for BP, comments: “The engineering and sales team at Heil, were extremely helpful, and receptive to our need to fulfil operational and safety criteria. They were open to dialogue to ensure the trailers were not only built to BP’s high safety standards, but also optimised cost effectiveness.”
The trailers feature EBS braking system with roll stability (BP was one of the first oil companies in the UK to move to EBS), and low profile Michelin tyres for easier, safer handling.
A Sealed Parcel Delivery System ensures that the load is not tampered with before reaching the forecourt. The tankers also comply with the recent Health & Safety guidelines regarding working at height – drivers are not allowed on top of the tanks, and the hose height is easily reachable from ground level.
Fully compliant with the latest IP and ADR standards, the tankers also feature a BackScan reversing alarm system which will give the driver a visual warning if there is anything behind the trailer while reversing.