Brit-Pol enlarges fleet with new Krone trailers
Yorkshire-based Brit-Pol is expanding its trailer fleet with a new order of Krone trailers to enable the business to grow its auto parts and general haulage operation in the UK and Benelux countries.
A total of 40 Box Liner container carriers, 60 Profil Liner curtainsiders and 60 Mega Liner curtainsiders are being added to the fleet which moves ADR, waste, auto parts and palleted goods.
“Flexibility is key to our growth plan” explained transport operations director Adam Zegocki.
“By specifying these trailers from Krone we can improve our loading capability for a wider range of customers. For example, the Box Liner container carriers are designed to carry 20’, 30’, 40’ and 45’ containers, two boxes at once or any standard sized tank. Combined with the quick-release twist locks this gives us adaptable, fast and easy handling.”
The curtainsiders have been specified with Krone’s MultiLock loading system which has straps every 10cm along the rave. A hook and rachet system then allows the load to be fixed anywhere on the trailer floor. Each curtainsider has a sliding roof, and the Mega Liner units have hydraulic lifting roofs.
Zegocki added: “The new fleet will be fully in place by mid-July. For their part, Krone has provided the best technical, operational and financial advice we could have wished for and of course, in our view, the best trailers to match our needs and those of our customers.”
Specially DAF XF demos arrive in dealers to celebrate anniversary
DAF is celebrating 25 years as UK market leader with new specially-liveried XF tractor units which will hit the road as dealer demonstrators next month.
The DAF XF FTG 6x2 Super Space tractor units are painted in a special “liquid metal silver” finish and will be spread across the country at its dealer sites.
The twin-steer 6x2 FTG is DAF’s best-selling tractor unit, and the demonstrators will have a mix of 480hp and 530hp engines, and will be fitted with factory fit cameras and sensors to comply with the London Direct Vision Standard Safety Permit scheme.
“We genuinely believe that it’s back to business for DAF and the wider transport industry generally,” said DAF Trucks sales director Russell Patmore.
“We’re confident the time is right to kick-start new truck sales. We have our new demo fleet now in place throughout the DAF Dealer network and we’ve really pushed the boat out on spec and, of course, our special new liquid metal silver livery. We’re very proud of our 25 successive years as UK market leader,” he said.
“We’re going to celebrate the fact out on the road with our demo fleet!”