UK Pallets gets first Curtainclear double-decker
UK Pallets, the palletised freight distribution operation within UK Mail Group, has taken delivery of a second-generation Curtainclear double-deck trailer from W Trailer for use on its Scottish trunking operations. The new, 52 pallet capacity trailer, featuring a unique twin-curtain design, has been specifically built to optimise access to all deck space where items need to be checked and scanned prior to transportation. This is ideal for pallet networks where freight checking and scanning are a critical part of the delivery cycle.
W Trailer’s twin-curtain model, fitted with two fixed and two vari-decks, affords much greater flexibility than the single-curtain trailer they launched earlier this year but still retains all the benefits of its predecessor. Its other special design features include robust “super single” tyres to prevent under-inflated or punctured inner tyres causing blow outs, and dual cross-wired side marker lights, again to minimise the risk of breakdown. With the new trailer set to clock up an average of 25,000 miles per week travelling back and forth between UK Pallets’ Lichfield and Glasgow hubs, this will prove of enormous benefit to the business.
The Curtainclear rear design is also said to save a further 2% on fuel when compared with a standard double-deck trailer making it a more economically efficient as well as greener option for pallets networks. UK Pallets will be monitoring fuel usage and comparing savings against its current fleet of standard double-deck trailers to pinpoint any resulting fuel reductions.
Commenting on the new double-deck trailer, Graeme Wilson, commercial development Director at UK Pallets said: “We are really excited about this new addition to our fleet, both because of its enhanced range of functionalities as well as the significant environmental benefits it can deliver. If the Curtainclear double-decker lives up to its expectations then we will be looking at replacing further trailers as well as promoting this design to our 70-plus members throughout the UK.”