Dry Freight / Curtainsiders
With our Dry freight and Curtainsider services…..
Our modern fleet of vehicles are run by our dedicated, experienced drivers. We pride ourselves in the high standards of health and safety required to operate curtainsided trailers on site, with all drivers trained in strapping, load security and positioning. Based next to Dooley Terminal on Felixstowe docks we are right at the centre of Ro-Ro operations in the UK.
Three benefits of the curtain side trailer:
- Speedy load and unload. Once the curtains are pulled back, the trailer can be accessed from both sides as well as the rear door by multiple forklifts simultaneously. Drivers are in and out and back on the road quickly.
- Simplified partial deliveries. The limitations of “first on/last off” loading are a thing of the past. Independent access to all parts of a load at any point along a route means multiple drop loads are easily doable from a single trailer.
- No tarp required. While federal regulations require cargo inside curtainsides to be tied down, most loads can be quickly and conveniently secured with straps. Drivers devote time to driving, not struggling with a tarp, and experience a safer work environment as well.
The curtains are on runners, top and bottom, and can be pulled back and forklifts used all along the sides for easy and efficient loading and unloading. When closed for travel, vertical load retaining straps are tightened between the runners, hence the ‘Tautliner’ name, which stop the curtain from drumming in the wind and also retain the load from slipping sideways.
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