Transaid seeks used artic for training

Commercial Motor
August 31, 2017

Transaid is appealing to dealers, manufacturers and operators for a second-hand tractor unit and trailer to support its new driver training project in Uganda, starting in early 2018.

The organisation ideally wants a tractor no more than five years old, with manual gearbox, standard flat-glass mirrors, minimal electronics/ancillary equipment, and which does not require AdBlue. It is also looking for a tri-axle box van trailer, tanker, flatbed or skeletal no older than 10 years.

The artic combination will be used to train hundreds of new drivers every year involved in oil and gas transportation in the Mukono district, east of Kampala. Transaid road safety project manager Neil Rettie said: “Uganda is a right-hand-drive market, so ex-UK trucks are commonplace.

"We are seeking a 6x2 or 6x4 tractor unit with a large high-roof sleeper cab, sufficient to comfortably accommodate an instructor and three students. We’re used to removing sleeper bunks to facilitate additional seating inside the cab - the key is ensuring it has got sufficient leg room to make a conversion possible, plus ideally a flat floor or minimal intrusion from an engine tunnel.”

  •  Contact Jade Ashby at Transaid on 020 7387 8136 or
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