CV Show 2016: Kässbohrer expands for UK market

Semi-trailer manufacturer Kässbohrer has revealed it is planning an expansion across its UK operation.

The Turkish-owned firm is showing several trailers on its stand, including a 4-axle low-bed K.SLA 4 offering enhanced manoeuvring capability in the toughest working conditions.

There is also the K.STC 30, a 30m3 tanker for the transportation of dangerous chemicals. This tanker is fitted with tri-axle SAF disc brake axles and air suspension, mounted on a stainless steel sub-frame. It is also equipped with WABCO parking sensor and braking system.

Finally it will be showing its heavy-duty trailer specifically designed for the UK market.

The K.SPW.XS is designed for coupling with 6x2 as well as 6x4 tractor units.

The company is planning to double its aftersales service points in the UK this year, from 10 locations to 20.

Iffet Turken, board member for business development at Kässbohrer, said: “With our vast experience in engineering the optimal products for a specific market, we have already developed semi-trailers in line with the needs of our customers in the UK.”

CV Show 2016: RHA launches haulage insurance scheme

The RHA has today launched an insurance service for its members, FR8 Haulage, designed to recognise best practice in haulage operations.

FR8, developed as a joint initiative with Griffiths & Armour Insurance Brokers and Aviva Insurance, is “more than just insurance”, said the RHA.

It offers a 2-tier approach formed of: protection through high-quality, competitive insurance products; and accident prevention through proactive support and rewarding operators that are committed to raising standards across the industry.

The RHA added that the scheme provides tailored guidance and online support to help operators run a safer working environment and minimise insurance premiums through encouraging best practice.

FR8 policy holders will also receive inclusive legal advice provided by the RHA Legal Services, which the RHA said sets it apart from other schemes and could potentially save hauliers “thousands in legal fees”. This includes advice, support and representation through industry-specific lawyers.

Policy holders are also able to select from the RHA’s range of Approved Driver CPC periodic training courses, designed to boost drivers’ development, safety and productivity, which the RHA said helps to reduce risks and lower premiums through fewer accidents.

Richard Burnett, CEO (RHA), said: “Compliance with regulation is a massive cost to the road freight transport and logistics industry. Regular audits of business and compliance processes, together with ensuring drivers receive quality training substantially reduces the risk of operating commercial vehicles.

“The ability to recognise this investment in a professional operation in terms of the cost of insuring both the company and its vehicle fleet of trucks is a major step forward for the