Stafford-based haulage firm NAT Enterprises has taken delivery of four Euroliners and a dropside flatbed trailer from Schmitz Cargobull to improve the efficiency of its European operations.
NAT Enterprises, which is contracted by GreenChem to transport AdBlue storage tanks to Italy, Spain, Hungary, the Netherlands and Belgium, opted for the Euroliners to ensure compliance with European trailer regulations.
Schmitz Cargobull’s extensive European network of authorised and trained service partners, which provide breakdown and parts support, was another deciding factor.
Two of the firm’s new Euroliners are used for a different arm of the business, transporting fresh sawn timber out of France for distribution to suppliers in the Midlands.
Neil Harding, NAT Enterprises operations manager, said: “We were impressed with two used Schmitz trailers we bought a couple of years ago, and the Euroliner’s specifications suit our business perfectly. For our work in Europe, they are better than I could buy off any UK-based manufacturer.”
According to Harding, the key benefits are the lift axle of the ROTOS running gear on the trailer – designed to increase driving safety while reducing tyre wear – as well as the lower floor height and load security.
NAT Enterprises also acquired an S.PR BAU flatbed semi-trailer from Schmitz Cargobul, which comes with a reinforced chassis, high headboard and removable dropsides, making it ideal for transporting oversize AdBlue storage tanks to European customers.
Working with Scania and Renault tractor units, the new arrivals join a mixed 50-plus fleet of trailers, HGVs and vans operating out of the company’s Stafford base and are expected to clock up around 120,000 km per year.