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Fergusons Transport acquires 20 SDC fuel-saving Curtainsiders

Northumberland based haulier Fergusons Transport has acquired 20 new Curtainsider trailers from manufacturer SDC Trailers.

The order was secured as part of an ongoing investment to strengthen services across the company’s UK-based transport network.

Fergusons general haulage division consists of three UK depots supported by its northern operating centre in Washington, Tyne and Wear, providing full load scheduled deliveries.

The new SDC Freespan trailers are built to EN 12642-XL standard with BPW Eco-plus axles, a GRP dome and rear GRP vortex fins which reduce drag that develops with vehicle speed.

The design also features a sliding coupling box, PVC document holder, Haldex info centre fitted to the wheel, ISO Regulation and LED electrics, rear buffers and a galvanised pull-out step.

The privately owned haulier operates a fleet of over 100 vehicles including curtain-siders, armoured curtains siders, flat beds and specialist trailers, with full track and trace visibility for customers. It also has highly qualified ADR (Hazard Goods drivers) for the transport hazardous goods and controlled waste.

Incorporating SDC’s robotically welded chassis technology, the Freespan curtainsider features SDC’s ‘Easyroll’ curtain rail technology, which slides open and closed on a fully open side aperture with minimal driver intervention.

SDC Trailers sales manager, Matthew Duxbury said: “This the first batch of Freespan Curtainsiders entering service for Fergusons Transport and the feedback has been very positive.

“We worked closely with them to ensure the entire process was tailored to meet their needs, from concept and design through to manufacture and completion.”