One of Scotland’s oldest haulage firms, Hayton Coulthard, has taken delivery of four new curtainsider trailers from Tiger Trailers, after seeing impressive results from a seed trailer which has been successfully operating in its fleet since 2016.
The 13.6 metre tri-axle straight frame curtainsiders are new additions to Hayton Coulthard’s expanding fleet, which has been growing to keep up with increasing demand.
Hayton Coulthard briefed Tiger Trailers to provide a solid all-round trailer solution, light enough to maximise payload capacity, yet tough enough to withstand the company’s potentially demanding haulage routes.
Duncan Coulthard, Managing Director at Hayton Coulthard, says: “We haul across Scotland and the UK for a wide range of sectors, from the building trade through to food, so we need our trailers to be flexible enough to meet the wide-ranging demands we place upon them.
“Our first Tiger-built trailer proved the build quality and suitability for our operation, so we know these new additions will match our expectations. The level of detail and care Tiger shows towards its products made it an easy decision to come back for more, and we’ll hopefully be adding more Tigers to the fleet moving forward.”
The new trailers each feature Tiger’s efficient front aerofoil design, which works in tandem with the rear roof scoop to help improve aerodynamics and lower fuel consumption. The trailer’s underrun lights have been positioned on a separate pressed steel outrigger for added protection. A grab strap was also incorporated within a recess on the rear pillar to allow safe access into the trailer via the rear doors, without compromising on load space.
Coulthard adds: “We have built a really strong relationship with the team at Tiger Trailers. They are very easy to work with, always go the extra mile with anything we’ve asked of them and take great pride in both the manufacturing process and quality of the product.”
The new additions join a fleet of 150 curtainsider trailers and 120 tractor units – primarily Scanias. They will be used intensively, on the road up to seven days a week and travelling nearly 200,000 miles a year.
Established in 1916, Hayton Coulthard was awarded the title of ‘Scottish Haulage Company of the Year 2017’ at the Transport News Scottish Rewards. It has four depots in Scotland, in Twynholm, Ecclefechan, Lesmahagow and Cumbernauld.