Pan-European haulier Alcaline has taken delivery of six new trailers from equipment supplier Schmitz Cargobull for the delivery of automotive parts throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

The new trailers – S.CS Mega curtainsiders with Variosâ Top Technology – replace older models in Alcaline’s 120-strong fleet of trailers, all of which are supplied by Schmitz Cargobull. The Variosâ technology allows the roof of the trailer to be raised on one or both sides for forklift loading, or slid open for time-saving crane loading through the roof.

The company said the new trailers have been specified with a lifting axle to reduce rolling resistance and tyre wear when carrying lighter loads. A double deck system ensures capacity for transporting up to 67 pallets in a single journey.

“Running an extensive UK and European-wide operation, it is essential for us to be able to access parts for our trailers anywhere on the continent, in the unlikely event of a failure occurring,” said Lorenzo Zaccheo, managing director of Alcaline.