A new fleet of 11 bespoke-built forklift trailers are being put into operation by Barloworld Handling and its logistics provider Canute Haulage. Each trailer is designed to offer flexible materials handling equipment delivery service for customers nationwide.
Operating with brand new Scania 6x2 mid-steer tractor units, the tri-axle step frame trailers feature curtainside bodywork with sliding roofs and have been built by Hampshire-based Andover Trailers. The order includes nine 13.6m trailers and two 10.9m trailers, with the shorter units designed for making deliveries within London and the south east.
The new fleet represents investment of more than £1.2 million by Canute Haulage, with each trailer featuring a Barloworld Handling livery.
Michael French, group fleet engineer at Canute Group, says: “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, whilst the sliding roof enables us to transport high-mast machines.”
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