Palletforce and Wilson Trailers are working in partnership to be the first in the distribution sector to benefit from cutting edge trailer design.
Innovative commercial vehicle designers Wilson Trailers have developed the UK’s first step frame double deck giving unrestricted loading access by eliminating all curtain restrictions, signalling the future of vehicle design for the palletised distribution industry.
‘Curtainclear’ allows curtains to fully clear the sides of the trailer all the way to the rear, giving operators and drivers full side access to both top and bottom decks to reduce health and safety issues, achieve full pay load and improve speed of access.
Curtainclear is the brainchild of Wilson Trailer Company’s managing director Graeme Wilson and has been designed in conjunction with Palletforce shareholder member Bleach of Lavant.
Graeme Wilson explains: "The ‘Curtainclear’ design has huge advantages for the pallet network industry and is the future of double deck trailer solutions.
"In the current climate efficiency is key, so reduced turnaround times, full pay loads and speed of access are essential for economical distribution operations.
"If drivers cannot leave the cab inside depots, it is time consuming driving out of the depot to move curtains to access different parts of trailers. With Curtainclear®, the curtains can be pulled all the way back and secured behind the trailer, enabling everything to be loaded or unloaded in one entrance to the hub.
"Time is money, so the less time spent loading results in money saved, which is even more essential in the current economic climate."
Palletforce has two members using the new trailers, one already on the road with Bleach of Lavant, and another available for purchase or contract hire to a Palletforce member.
Sales and marketing director for Palletforce Dave Holland said: "Working with Wilson Trailers demonstrates our commitment to being a leading innovative service provider for our network members and customers.
"The new trailer is a fantastic development in improving efficiency, which puts Palletforce at the forefront of the palletised distribution industry."