By: Oliver Hammond / 7th July 2020

Another 30 Tiger Trailers join Willmotts’ fleet as the haulier trials new Siberian refrigerated range

The broad-ranging 150-strong fleet operated by Willmotts Transport, one of the largest independent warehousing and distribution companies in the South West, now sees Tiger Trailers products account for over fifty percent of its trailer and rigid body assets following the logistics operator’s latest order for thirty more curtainsiders in parallel with adopting single-temperature refrigerated ‘reefer’ trailers, a number of rigid curtainsider truck bodies plus varying quantities of Tiger Rentals curtainsiders on short to long-term hire.

Up to this point, Willmotts Transport, which has now been operating for 102 years, has welcomed over 50 trailers and bodies from Tiger Trailers, ranging from curtainsiders and double decks to urban trailers and rigids, and its latest additional order of EN12642XL-rated curtainsiders in the firm’s ruby red livery incorporate non-slip plywood floors to comply with the ISO1496 standard in order to meet regulations governing Willmotts’ paper-carrying operations, demonstrating Tiger’s bespoke customer experience ethos as a manufacturer. Willmotts Transport is a member of Palletforce, holds Soil Association accreditation and offers 50,000 sq ft of warehousing and pallet space.

In addition to galvanised chassis and end frames for enhanced strength and durability, personalisation features of Willmotts Transport’s 30 new curtainsided trailers include branch guards, BPW axles, Goodyear Fuel Saver tyres contributing towards improved levels of refinement and wear, toolboxes, and additional internal and external LED lamps for safer operation.

Willmotts Transport curtainside rigid truck body - Tiger Trailers commercial coachbuilders

“We’ve always been very pleased with the quality and specification of Tiger Trailers’ products and the high level of service provided from the manufacturer’s teams, from sales and handover/delivery to aftercare. We are extremely proud of our curtainsider fleet, which demonstrates their desire to match customers’ bespoke requirements from features ranging in size from tail-lifts, through to lighting and safety decals, and we had no hesitation in welcoming some of the first of Tiger’s new temperature-controlled trailers to our inventory”, comments Andy Stott, Group Managing Director of owners Stotts Group.

Willmotts temperature controlled chilled refrigerated Tiger Trailers rental hire Lecitrailer UK Carrier reefer

In a move which provides extra versatility to Willmotts’ expansive customer list in the food and drink retail sector, the South West-based haulier has also introduced to its fleet 13.6m single-temperature chilled solutions from Tiger Trailers’ new Siberian range, which spans from home delivery vehicles and rigids to single and double deck trailers, available for purchase, through finance and leasing or via the manufacturer’s Tiger Rentals business, manufactured in partnership with Lecitrailer, one of the most prominent and trusted names in refrigerated commercial vehicles in Europe.

“Assisting Willmotts has always been a pleasure and they have become a cherished customer of ours. It’s rewarding to work with such a large operator with diverse load requirements, as evidenced through our steps to meet paper transportation regulations, and with a team that is so passionate about their trailers, trucks and other vehicles. We thank Willmotts for their loyalty to Tiger and look forward to our new refrigerated trailers playing their role in the company’s operations at a time when logistics key workers are receiving deserved attention”, says Tiger Trailers’ Business Development Director, Stephen Pollock.

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