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Trailer fleet expansion reflects Online growth

Krone trailer fleet expansion reflects Online growth

Online Group, one of Europe’s leading logistics specialists has expanded its fleet with a mixture of 57 trailers which, says the company, reflects the continuing success of the Online Group in lively European and international markets.

With significant growth over the last decade, Online Group has developed from a domestic UK transport operation to an international logistics specialist with routes throughout mainland Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and North Africa. New territories have brought with them a wide range of industry sectors and transport challenges.

Accordingly, the trailers recently received from Krone comprise Profi Liners; Mega curtainsiders; container carriers; Coil Liners and Cool Liner multi temperature trailers.

“We run a diverse operation” explains Fleet Manager Conrad Garrett, “and this latest batch of trailers reflects an increasing demand across the wide range of industry sectors within which we operate.”

From depots in Dagenham, Dover and Cologne, Germany, Online provide daily groupage and forwarding services throughout Europe. Therefore, according to Conrad, it is important for the trailer equipment to be certified to DIN EN 12642 (Code XL ) which ensures structural and load retaining strength to a recognised European standard of manufacturing.

Krone trailer“The build quality is good” continues Conrad, “and no doubt we have the operational flexibility and high residual value which comes with it. However, we were most impressed by the consultative approach of the Krone sales team, who walked us through the specifications and showed a strong understanding of our operational needs.”

Online Group provide automotive and pharmaceutical transport along with general haulage and express services including ADR, high value and security cargo. The company is a member of Pallet Force and runs its own workshop facilities including a fully equipped MOT centre.

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