ATE Truck and Trailer Sales converts rigid to trainer vehicle for Freightliner

Commercial Motor
April 11, 2017

ATE Truck and Trailer Sales has converted a used short-wheelbase rigid into a bespoke training vehicle for Freightliner.

The MAN TGS 26.440, supplied by ATE’s sister company Asset Alliance, has been modified for transporting maritime containers. It will be operated by drivers working towards securing their Category C licence.

Freightliner’s general manager - road, Richard Branston, said: “We wanted to add a real-life 26-tonner experience to our driver tuition as there’s no substitute for hands-on training, so we were keen to buy a truck as a pilot project.

“The team at ATE suggested we convert a used truck instead of buying new, which has proven incredibly cost-effective. “ATE worked closely with us to specify the short-wheelbase conversion exactly to our needs, including fitting twist-locks on the body to secure containers.”

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