GCS_SDC Curtainsiders

Armagh-based haulier Global Cargo Solutions (GCS) has taken delivery of 20 new high cube SDC curtainsiders supplied through rental and lease specialist Hireco N.I on a long-term contract.

Built to EN 12642-XL standard, the trailers feature an easy access coupling box, hubometer, toolbox storage and document holders to assist GCS’s general and specialist operations. They provide 3.1m internal loading clearance while meeting EU regulations for the haulier’s services throughout Ireland. Rear buffers and an infill crash bar have also been added for extra protection as well as a pull-out step with safety platform.

Commented operations director Andrea Woolsey: “With increasing demand for our services and the extra demand caused by the pandemic we made the decision to expand our fleet so that we could be more flexible. We placed the order with Hireco in September of last year, so that they would go into service from January. The majority of our trailers are SDC and they have served our operations very well. They offer extremely durable quality, and it is clear that they have been engineered with the customer in mind. We opted with Hireco’s full maintenance and breakdown cover which allows us to keep our vehicles in pristine condition.”

Added commercial director Jemma Woolsey: “Despite the many challenges that the haulage industry is facing at present, I am optimistic for the future of Global Cargo Solutions. Our continued investment and extensive trailer fleet has put us in prime position to win new contracts in the year ahead."

Established in 2016, family-run GCS operates 40 tractor units and over 100 trailers. The entire fleet is equipped with the latest tracking devices and three-way cameras for freight security.