Armagh based haulier, Global Cargo Solutions (GCS) has taken delivery of 20 new high cube SDC Curtainsiders supplied through rental and lease specialist Hireco N.I on a long-term contract; the trailers joined GCS’s fleet in January to maintain and enhance the haulier’s Irish and U.K freight services.
Built to EN 12642-XL standard, the new SDC trailers boast a high spec with a host of features including an easy access coupling box, hubometer, toolbox storage and document holders to assist GCS’s general and specialist operations.
The high cube Curtainsiders provide 3.1m internal loading clearance while meeting EU regulations for the haulier’s services through-out Ireland. Rear buffers and an infill crash bar have also been added for extra protection as well as a pull-out step with safety platform.
Operations Director Andrea Woolsey said: “With increasing demand for our services and the extra demand caused by the pandemic we made the decision to expand our fleet so that we could be more flexible. We placed the order with Hireco in September of last year, so that they would go into service from January.
“The majority of our trailers are SDC and they have served our operations very well, they offer extremely durable quality, and it is clear that they have been engineered with the customer in mind. We opted with Hireco’s full maintenance and breakdown cover which allows us to keep our vehicles in pristine condition.”
Established in 2016, family run GCS have gone from strength to strength over the last five years and rapid growth has led the company to become a key player in the Irish Sea logistics sector, operating a modern fleet made up of 40 tractor units and over 100 trailers. The entire GCS fleet is equipped with the latest tracking devices and three-way cameras for freight security.
Commercial Director Jemma Woolsey also stated: “At GCS we are always looking to the future and planning ahead to ensure that we have the best equipment and services available to our customers. We have an excellent team of drivers who deliver and collect loads with a great deal of care and respect towards our customers. The personal approach from our office staff has also helped us to build a good relationship with customers and secure key contracts.
“Despite many challenges that the haulage industry is facing at present, I am optimistic for the future of Global Cargo Solutions, our continued investment and extensive trailer fleet has put us in prime position to win new contracts in the year ahead.”
Paul Bratton, SDC Trailers Group President, said: “At SDC, we listen carefully to our customers to understand their transport challenges and develop a solution that meets their requirements. I am pleased that we have been able to achieve this with Global Cargo Solutions and they have chosen SDC again for their trailer requirements. I wish Andy, Jemma & Andrea andtheir team all the best with their new EN-XL Curtainsiders.”