Established 30 years ago, Thurles, County Tipperary based Quinlan Transport has taken delivery of its second consignment of Krone Dry Liner box trailers joining its 30-strong trailer fleet to deliver bread and related products to Regional Distribution Centres throughout Ireland.
Quinlan Transport required a box trailer which combines strength and high capacity, according to Michael Quinlan: “We tend to cube-out before we weigh-out and therefore we need as much internal capacity as possible within the 4m overall height. These Dry Liners allow us to comfortably load up to 6 tonnes of bread and the insulated box is dry and secure.”
Manufactured in Herzlake, Germany, the Dry Liner is designed to work in both the UK and European markets: Its slim, 100mm neck affords additional load volume and with a fifth wheel height of 1,250 mm, a total height of 4,000 mm allows an internal height of 2,615 mm.
“We compared the Dry Liner to similar trailers and found it to be best in terms of strength, loading capacity and overall value for money,” added Michael.
Launched by Krone in the UK and Ireland during 2015, the Dry Liner bodywork construction is accredited with the European Code XL (EN 12642) and has fast become the default choice for operators across a wide range of transport sectors, owing not least, to its build quality and load security. The body construction allows a variety of cargo to be ‘form-fitted’ without the need for internal strapping, which saves turn-round time and ensures safe and secure loading. The sidewalls retain around 40% of the load, while the steel front bulkhead, which is lined with a tough phenolic guard plate, retains 50%. For additional load security and fitted as standard, there is full length, twin-track surface-mounted load restraint, while the flush-fit steel, container-type rear doors are also designed for maximum security and feature a unique security protection for the locks.