Tiger Trailers manufactures 42 rigid truck bodies for Whistl

Commercial Motor
July 12, 2017

Whistl has taken delivery of 42 new rigid truck bodies from Tiger Trailers.

The rigids, mounted to Renault trucks, replace older variants and consist of 26 18-tonne and 16 26-tonne curtain-sided and box bodies. All of them are leased via contract hire firm BRS.

Whistl worked with Tiger Trailers and BRS on the specification, which includes an underslung tail-lift for easier backing on to loading bays. Tiger Trailers also applied the Whistl livery to each of the trucks.

It is the first time Whistl has chosen Tiger Trailers as its preferred bodybuilder for its rigid fleet, and the trucks will be based out of its sites in Bristol, Iver, Bolton, Rugby and Glasgow. They will be on the road six days a week collecting mail and parcels across the country, with each vehicle clocking up about 80,000km per year.

Baz Barrett, national fleet and compliance manager at Whistl, said: “I was visiting Tiger to discuss trailers, but when we were on the factory floor I saw a rigid body being built. I asked the team to take me through the build and that was all it took to convince me. The product was perfect for our needs.”

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