Tiger Trailers provided Hayton Coulthard, one of Scotland’s oldest haulage firms, with four new curtainsider trailers, after the firm saw impressive results from a seed trailer operating successfully in its fleet since 2016. The 13.6 metre tri-axle straight frame curtainsiders are the newest additions to an expanding fleet.
Hayton’s request to Tiger Trailers was to provide them with a solid all-round trailer solution, which is light enough to maximise payload capacity, yet tough enough to withstand the company’s potentially demanding haulage routes.
“We haul across Scotland and the UK for a wide range of sectors, from the building trade through to food, so we need our trailers to be flexible enough to meet the wide-ranging demands we place upon them,” said Duncan Coulthard, Managing Director at Hayton Coulthard.
“Our first Tiger-built trailer proved the build quality and suitability for our operation, so we know these new additions will match our expectations. The level of detail and care Tiger shows towards its products made it an easy decision to come back for more, and we’ll hopefully be adding more Tigers to the fleet moving forward,” he continued.
Each one of the new trailers benefits from Tiger’s efficient front aerofoil design, which works in tandem with the rear roof scoop to help improve aerodynamics and lower fuel consumption. To offer extra protection, the underrun lights have been positioned on a separate pressed steel outrigger. Moreover, a grab strap was incorporated within a recess on the rear pillar to allow safe access into the trailer via the rear doors, without compromising on load space.
“We have built a really strong relationship with the team at Tiger Trailers. They are very easy to work with, always go the extra mile with anything we’ve asked of them and take great pride in both the manufacturing process and quality of the product,” concluded Duncan.
The new trailers join a fleet of 150 curtainsiders and 120 tractor units. They will be used intensively and will be on the road for up to seven days a week, travelling nearly 200,000 miles a year.