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Fowler Welch expands fleet with 30 new SDC trailers

18th August 2011, Page 12
18th August 2011
Page 12
Page 12, 18th August 2011 — Fowler Welch expands fleet with 30 new SDC trailers
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FOWLER WELCH IS adding 30 new SDC triaxle curtainside trailers to its UK trailer fleet.

An initial trailer is currently being tested at the company’s Heywood distribution cen tre with features such as rear close-pitch bearers to increase floor strength on rear loading operations, an easy-access coupling box fitted with brake pull valves, repositioned shunt valves and spray down flaps.

Other equipment includes the soft docking system from Haldex, which means brakes are automatically applied when reversing into a loading bay to avoid damage to the rear of the trailer.

Once the trials have finished, the remaining trailers will be built to the same specification and delivered to Fowler Welch at the end of September.

Paul Allera, national fleet manager at Fowler Welch, says the trailers meet the firm's “precise operational requirements”.

“We are very pleased to have SDC as our trailer partner. SDC displayed more flexibility, greater innovation and an overall willingness to work with us.”

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