Tyre manufacturer Continental has added seven new Tiger Trailers tri-axle trailers to its UK fleet.
The order consists of five 4.2m high box vans and two 4.8m tall high-cube variants. The former will be used on its next-day regional truck tyre delivery and casing collection business, while the high-cubes are destined for inter-depot trunking and waste recycling activities.
Safety features lightly in their specification, with the 4.2m box vans being equipped with LED strip-lights facing down at the rear, to light up the working area for operator safety, in addition to cycle warning side-guards. Specification also includes GRP translucent roofs, bespoke load securing setups, Anteo 1,500kg tuck-away tail-lifts, and Trailar solar panels.
Meanwhile, the high-cube trailers get full aerodynamic sideguards, full-coverage overlay floor tread plates and full-length wooden rub rails fitted below and above each load lock row. All seven semi-trailer box vans are fitted with Continental’s in-house tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).
Continental’s transport operations manager Simon Sumner, said: “Tiger Trailers has taken time to fully understand our business and its challenges, identify our requirements, then design and build trailers that suit our unique operation. Features for functionality, longevity and safety in operation have been engineered in by Tiger without compromise. The trailers perform exceptionally well and have a very impressive presence on the road. Tiger Trailers deliver a premium product in line with Continental’s position as a premium brand. It is a pleasure to work with Tom and the rest of the team at Tiger and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”
Continental’s first Tiger Trailers were purchased in 2020, with further orders being placed in 2022 and now 2023.
Thomas Stott, Tiger Trailer’s technical sales manager, added: “We are proud to continue supporting Continental with what is now the third year of articulated trailer supply. Simon and the team are great to work with in tailoring the specification and ensuring that the end product meets their requirements. It’s brilliant to see such an iconic livery and eye-catching colour out on the road complete with Tiger badges and we look forward to continuing to support the customer in subsequent years.”