Kent-based haulier Kelly International has bought six new Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders, fitted with the manufacturer’s trailer telematics system.
The trailers include TrailerConnect, which provides real-time location and component condition monitoring via an online portal or mobile app. The system proactively alerts operators when maintenance may be required, and helps protect the payload by sending security warnings to the driver and fleet manager by SMS or email when unauthorised activity is detected.
The units replace older Schmitz Cargobull trailers and will deliver paper rolls and packaging to customers across Europe. They join a 25-strong fleet, of which nearly all are Schmitz Cargobull. In addition to the telematics system, the new trailers are equipped with a Joloda walking floor, and a sliding roof which can be raised on one or both sides, simplifying the handling of bulky payloads.
The trailers include Schmitz Cargobull’s Executive Plus package which includes a five-year full-service maintenance contract supported by the manufacturer’s 1,700-strong European Service Partner network. Regular maintenance will be carried out by Service Partner, LTH, based in Sittingbourne, Kent.