Montracon has announced that it is well on track to achieving compliance with Whole Vehicle Type Approval across all trailer models and variants. Its curtainsider with BPW running gear is already certificated, with other models and variants in the accreditation pipeline to achieve compliance via the UK’s Vehicle Certification Agency prior to the implementation date of October 2012.
In addition, Montracon curtainsiders and vans fitted with either flush or barn doors at the rear have been approved by the German TUV Nord certification agency to body strength standard EN12642XL for cargoes of up to 29tonnes. Accredited models are now available as options and are badged fore and aft, accordingly. Customers will also receive a certificate of accreditation for each.
Though not a legislative requirement, EN12642XL denotes a minimum standard for body strength/load containment. Originally called for by UK customers running trailers into Germany and across Europe, there is emerging interest in such trailers for domestic operations.
Montracon curtainsiders and vans now available accredited to EN12642XL body strength/load containment standard by the German TUV Nord certification agency.