By: Oliver Hammond / 4th May 2020

Ten new Moffett curtainsider trailers join McGregor Logistics’ fleet

Tiger Trailers’ collaborative approach to customer experience has once again been evidenced through its manufacture of ten new bespoke forklift curtainsided trailers for McGregor Logistics, based in South Yorkshire.

The haulier’s managing director, Keith Law, worked with our account managers and engineers on McGregor’s bespoke trailer brief designed to meet the rigours of daily Moffett operation. Five of the EN XL-rated trailers have a 4500mm overall height and the remainder are 4000mm tall.

Finished in the haulier’s Ultramarine Blue colour-scheme, the ten new 13.6m curtainsiders from Tiger Trailers entered service immediately and have been playing their part alongside other logistics key workers in keeping supermarkets and various organisations across the UK and other countries stocked during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The tri-axle curtainsiders incorporate a soft docking feature aimed at mitigating bay damage when the forklift isn’t attached, while rust protection has been maximised through additional galvanisation, and neck ballast has been used in the lightweight trailers’ design.

McGregor Logistics provide transport solutions worldwide, which necessitated that the side valance with standard rear spray suppression had to be set at ferry-operating height, and ferry lashing rings also needed incorporating into the trailers’ design.

“It’s refreshing to work so closely with a trailer supplier and each time we’ve visited Tiger Trailers’ facility we’ve been nothing short of highly impressed. The care and attention to detail that their designers and sales team have shown is much appreciated and instils us with confidence. The new Moffett trailers look great and as a business we are proud to highlight them to our customers and others. Thank you, Team Tiger, for an excellent job”, Law says.

Safety and comfort of drivers, other people and vehicles is paramount to both McGregor Logistics and Tiger Trailers, demonstrated through the installation of a nearside grab handle to aid operators when coupling, while environmental safety has been bolstered with additional LEDs, reversing lights and flashing safety beacons at the rear.

Tiger Trailers’ lightweight Clearspan roof frame assembly and an aerodynamic front panel that helps mitigate air drag combine to reduce weight and therefore operating costs for McGregor Logistics. Elsewhere, the curtainsiders feature SAF disc brakes, a Wabco braking system and Durabrite alloy wheels.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure from start to finish to support such a hands-on and dynamic firm that is clearly focussed on serving its customers around the UK and world in the best ways possible. We also place customer experience at the forefront of our ethos and are pleased that we have been able to meet all of McGregor Logistics’ bespoke requirements. Having met a number of their team and drivers, their passion is clear, and we’re pleased that the new trailers’ introduction has strengthened our key worker customer’s efforts in providing vital logistics at this challenging time”, comments Tiger Trailers’ technical sales manager, Thomas Stott.

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