Manfreight’s connected curtainsiders

Colin Barnett
January 18, 2023

Manfreight, the Craigavon-headquartered logistics company with operations throughout Ireland, UK and Europe, has applied much of the technology from its temperature-controlled fleet to its latest batch of curtainside trailers. The 20 new Manchester-built S.CS FIXED ROOF trailers from Schmitz Cargobull, its favoured supplier for 30 years, have been acquired to support the expansion of its bulk and dry freight division.

They are equipped with the manufacturer’s TrailerConnect telematics system which gives continuous monitoring of location, tyre mileage, speed and axle load, as well as scheduling and maintenance data. The highest level EN 12642-XL load security specification is backed by the ability to send tampering alerts by text or email.

Manfreight’s managing director, Chris Slowey says: “We’ve been buying Schmitz trailers for the best part of 30 years, we value them as a trusted partner. The technology they have been able to offer us on the temperature-controlled side of our business is second to none and we were keen to incorporate that same level of specification to our curtainsider fleet, as we look to expand this new division.”

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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic and worked on Commercial Motor for 27 years

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