North West Carriers, the UK and European transport operator, based in Ballyshannon, north-west Ireland, has added six Krone Profi Liner curtainsiders to its fleet on long term lease through TIP Trailer services. The new curtainsiders, says Northwest Carriers, have increased loading flexibility and improved load security all round.
Established in 1994, as a small family-run operation, the company has expanded over the years to become a European specialist, providing a wide range of transport related services, including groupage and hazardous loads, IBCs and food ingredients to destinations throughout the UK and the continent.
“We have direct accounts with all major ferry operators which provides immediate access to all European ports and beyond.” says Co Director Paul Dolan. “And given the diverse nature of our operation which includes foodstuffs, IT equipment and hazardous cargo, we needed a strong but flexible trailer to cope with any type or size of load.”
To this end, NWC specified the Profi Liners for their ability to load through the roof and for the trailer’s unique Multi Lock load security system which, using up to 130 lashing points on each side rave, allows virtually any load to be safely secured at any point along the trailer bed. Furthermore, the curtain straps can be accessed from inside the trailer when the curtain is closed which is an added safety and comfort benefit.
“Our service not only operates on long haul routes but also includes multi drop schedules,” adds Paul, “and this requires a fast method of securing the load in the safest way possible. This enables us to provide our customers with an efficient service and added assurance regarding the safe and sound delivery of their goods.”
Krone Trailers UK provides a full trailers sales and support service through Ireland with local service provided by Fleet Solutions and McLoughlin coachworks. Krone parts can also be ordered online for delivery anywhere in Ireland or the UK.