Tuffnells add 220 new SDC Trailers to UK Parcel Delivery Network

Parcel delivery specialist Tuffnells, has placed an order for 220 new SDC Boxvan and Curtainsider trailers through rental and lease provider TIP Trailer Services.

Over half of the new trailer fleet is now operational across Tuffnells’ 33 UK depots, with the remaining trailers due to be completed in the coming weeks.

Founded in 1914, Tuffnells long heritage in parcel delivery is centred around the transport of large, long, heavy and irregular goods. Today, they operate an impressive fleet of over 1,110 vehicles, providing collection and delivery services for business customers. Investing in the latest trailer technology is a key part of the operator’s fleet renewal programme, to continue delivering the best service for its customers.

The new trailers from SDC have been specified to meet Tuffnells’ efficient operations criteria and finished with the company’s updated green branding. Manufactured to EN 12642-XL quality standard, the GRP Boxvan trailers provide excellent security to transport parcels safely and are kitted with the latest features including multiple load-securing systems, driver access steps, internal lighting and an audible warning system.


A steel galvanised reinforced floor provides a robust and hard wearing solution for everyday loading, while roller shutter doors and a raised coupling box allow for ease of access and efficient operation.

SDC’s Group President, Paul Bratton said: “Our focus at SDC is to provide the highest quality trailer solutions designed to enhance our customer’s business operations. We have a long-standing relationship with both Tuffnells and TIP, and this has helped us to obtain an excellent understanding of their transport needs.”

SDC is the UK & Ireland’s largest semi-trailer manufacturer and a leading supplier to the road transport industry for over 43 years. Their renowned chassis technology has been applied on over 150,000 semi-trailers for all types of goods and business sectors.

Tuffnells Services Director, Simon Parsons said: “We are extremely pleased with the roll-out of our fleet renewal program, which will undoubtedly strengthen Tuffnells’ service. TIP has made the whole process very straightforward and the quality of SDC’s product is second to none, providing greater flexibility and more efficiency in our operations for many years to come.”

The trailer order was processed through rental and lease specialist TIP Trailer Services, and supplied with a comprehensive maintenance program to ensure maximum uptime and operational availability.