Reid Freight Services said it was very impressed with Schmitz Cargobull after the trailer builder promised a quick turnaround for new assets and achieved it in less than four months.

The Stoke haulage firm, which handles palletised goods in the UK and overseas, urgently needed two curtainsiders due to high demand and turned to the manufacturer for help.

Chad Smith, Reid Freight Services transport contracts manager, said: “We waited less than four months from the order to delivery, which was very impressive given the current production delays impacting the transport industry. Schmitz also did a great job in spec’ing out the trailers with everything we needed, so the vehicles were ready to be put into operation straightaway.”

The curtainsiders are the first Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailers to join the company’s extensive fleet. They will be used for general haulage and the company’s work supporting the rail industry with the transport of equipment and maintenance parts.

Read more

The company also added a Euroliner to its fleet, customised with a rear-mounted forklift truck.

The new S.CS FIXED ROOF trailers comply with DIN EN 12642 Code XL load security regulations and feature a bulkhead.

Schmitz Cargobull regional manager Geoff Ward, said: “With the turnaround time in the build and delivery of the S.CS FIXED ROOF semi-trailers for Reid Freight Services, we have again demonstrated our ability to exceed expectations and quickly meet the demands of new customers after ramping up production at our new Manchester plant.”