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Schmitz Cargobull delivers 11 UK-made trailers to Tapfreight

04 July 2024 #TNB News #Trailer

Chemical and pharmaceutical transport and warehousing company Tapfreight has taken delivery of 11 new British-built Schmitz Cargobull S.CS Fixed Roof curtainsider semi-trailers.

Barnsley-based Tapfreight will pair the new trailers, manufactured at Schmitz’s production facility in Manchester, with its DAF and Mercedes-Benz tractor units to transport chemical goods and general freight across the UK.

The trailers comply with DIN EN 12642 Code XL load security regulations and feature a bulkhead specific for the British market.

They are built on Schmitz Cargobull’s fully galvanised Modulos chassis which comes with a 10-year warranty against rust-through and have Rotos axles covered by a 1,000,000 km or six-year warranty, whichever comes first.

Each S.CS Fixed Roof semi-trailer has a straight front wall for free side loading and tarpaulin tensioning, an XL load securing side curtain with standard anti-theft protection and a Schmitz Cargobull aluminium roof which allows a side loading height of 3,100mm.

They are also fitted with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics as standard, which provides 24/7 monitoring of the trailer’s exact location, plus other important data including tyre mileage, speed and axle load.

Tapfreight has more than 30 years’ experience in the transport and warehousing of hazardous chemicals and temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals.

Bob Milton, Director at Tapfreight, said: “The price point was very appealing and when I went to inspect the trailers, I was really struck by the build quality. Now we have physically taken delivery of the trailers that quality has been reinforced.

“The lead time was another plus point for us, and the level of service we have received has been first class.”

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