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Semi-trailer manufacturers to the fore at CV Show

Many of the industry’s leading semi-trailer manufacturers will be pulling out all the stops to ensure visitors to this year’s CV Show are kept in tow.

Major trailer makers, including Cartwright, Chereau, Don-Bur, Ekeri, Gray & Adams, Lawrence David, Montracon, SDC, Tiger and Transdek will be on-site, with innovations designed to save hauliers money by maximising space and improving fuel economy.

The wide variety of trailers and innovative designs – all of which help freight operators improve their efficiency – are the perfect complement to the 2017 Show, which sees the return of three major truck manufacturers. The free-to-attend event, which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 25-27 April, has already attracted over 450 exhibitors and has a 10% bigger footprint than in 2016.
CV Show director, Rob Skelton, said, “To the general public, a trailer is just a trailer. But to hauliers and fleet managers, there are many innovations in their design that allow operators to reduce their costs and improve their environmental performance, which are increasingly important in the logistics industry. The CV Show is the perfect opportunity to see some of this innovation first hand.”

Milo Cheney, a spokesman for trailer maker Lawrence David, added, “The CV Show is a great networking event and launch platform  for all businesses involved in the commercial vehicle industry. This year offers a great opportunity for Lawrence David to launch our completely new  vehicle, along with  numerous exciting  new features.”

Meanwhile, Cartwright will have its biggest ever stand at the Show. The company’s managing director,  Mark Cartwright, said, “Following the success of our stand at the CV Show last year, we have taken a decision to invest in a larger stand this year, reflecting our expanded product range designed to meet the requirements of our client portfolio across all markets.”

Tiger Trailers will be using the Show to launch its new 52-pallet moving deck trailer, which will be making its public debut in Hall 5. Sales director, Darren Holland, said, “There has been such strong interest in the product that we’ve built a demonstrator to take pride of place on our stand at the NEC, and which we’re making available for customers to trial nationwide.”

As well as the trailers themselves, CV Show 2017 will give showgoers an insight into some of the key trailer-related safety and security systems on offer, as well as associated components such as tail-lifts, loader cranes and forklifts. As the largest and most comprehensive road freight transport, distribution and logistics event staged in Britain, The CV Show caters for every operator’s requirements and is purposely designed to be a one-stop shop for anyone involved in associated industries.

To register to attend the CV Show for free and find out more about the Show’s many features, including some new live elements – details of which are to follow – and a full exhibitor list and floorplan, go to