Another Schmitz Cargobull trailer for Arthur Oakley

18 January 2024 #Trailer

Impressed with the performance of its new S.CS Coil X-Light semi-trailer from Schmitz Cargobull, Arthur Oakley Transport has returned to the manufacturer to add another curtainsider for its pallet delivery operations.

The Hereford firm, whose core business is transporting heavy steel rolls to steelworks around the UK, recently took delivery of the S.CS Coil X-Light semi-trailer before adding a new S.CS Freepost shortly after.

A second S.CS Coil X-Light curtainsider is due to arrive this month, extending a relationship with the trailer manufacturer that spans more than 12 years.

The haulier uses the S.CS Freepost for multidrop operations across Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

It offers quick, easy and safe side loading by incorporating a bolted galvanised steel cant rail and fixed aluminium roof, as well as a reinforced chassis structure.

The S.CS Coil X-Light offers greater payload and improved fuel efficiency in comparison to the traditional S.CS Coil due to its reduced unladen weight – with fewer parts, light materials and an adapted design.

The rapid roof lift accelerates loading and unloading when using the complete interior height.

Underwood says the reduced weight of the trailer allows the haulier to handle the transport of single steel coils up to 29-tonnes:

The S.CS Coil X-Light and S.CS Freepost curtainsiders join a fleet made up of 25 vehicles and 20 trailers at the haulier.

Steve Underwood, Transport Manager at Arthur Oakley Transport, said: “The lighter trailer gives us the scope to manage heavier loads and, with a cover over the coil well, we can maximise the capacity to transport other freight.”

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