Carnegie orders Fruehauf bulk tippers

02 November 2023 #Trailer

Fuel distributor and haulage firm Carnegie Fuels has acquired six Fruehauf tippers after being impressed by the build quality of two trailers it purchased from the manufacturer last year.

The East Scotland-based company will use the new stepframe Smoothsider tippers for the agricultural side of its business, transporting malt and barley to whisky producers in Scotland and potatoes to food firms across England.

Joining a fleet of 26 trucks and 15 bulk tipping trailers, the 70-cubic-yard capacity tippers are specified with remote-controlled weigh loaders and electric easy sheets, both of which can be operated by the driver from inside the cab.

Carnegie says the two systems are important for its business and excellent aids for its drivers, allowing them to closely monitor loading and unloading, while ensuring load security and safety in transport.

The family-run business, established in 1981, has built its reputation on fuel distribution and has diversified into logistics work, specialising in short and medium distance haulage across Scotland and the UK.

Kevin Carnegie, Director, said Fruehauf’s production capabilities in Grantham meant the new units could be delivered in time for this summer’s harvest.

“The initial trailers from Fruehauf were the perfect spec for our business and really impressed,” he said, adding: “It was a no-brainer to put in a larger order to help with the company’s growth.”

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