Ray Moran International Transport, the Co. Wexford-based groupage and pharma transport specialist reports easier loading and additional capacity since adding a further 10 Krone trailers to its fleet.
Now in its 20th year Ray Moran, incorporating Moran and Boxwell International, runs a multi-national haulage operation via all major Irish and UK sea ports throughout Europe, including Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France and Spain.
“We started with one Krone trailer to see how things were” says Ray Moran, “and soon realised that the combination of build quality and loading flexibility were good reasons to add some more. Accordingly, we now have one Cool Liner ‘Duoplex’ refrigerated trailer, 4 Dry Liner box trailers and 5 Profi Liner curtainsiders. All of which come into their own for specific aspects of our operation.”
The Cool Liner, manufactured at Krone’s Lubtheen plant in Germany, is fitted with Krone’s new ISOWALL moveable bulkhead, which is ideal for mixed temperature loads.
A newly designed balancer system combined with a locking lever positioned at the top of the bulkhead, makes the ISOWALL easy to open, close and slide along the trailer. Also, due to the vertical movement of the bulkhead when opening and closing, no additional components are required for vacuum ventilation.
Furthermore, when stowed to the roof, magnets hold the bulkhead in place, so there is no requirement for secondary locking or risk of fork lift obstruction.
“Plus” says Ray, “when in use, the ISOWALL can be positioned hard-up against the load for added security and better use of load space. It’s lightweight and very easy to move along the trailer.”
The Dry Liners, meanwhile, are manufactured at Krone’s Herzlake factory in Germany and are designed to work in both the UK and European markets: The slim, 100mm neck affords additional load volume and with a fifth wheel height of 1,250mm, a total height of 4,000mm allows an internal height of 2,615mm.
“These box trailers are lighter and give us greater internal height” adds Ray. “34 Europallets is no problem and the strong construction is an asset when transporting high value and sensitive loads.”
“For fast and flexible loading” continues Ray, “the Profi Liners are built for the job. Easy to open and close and with the strapping points all the way along each side rave, we can position mixed loads securely anywhere along the trailer bed. Also, the drivers can get to the straps from the inside, which is a plus for comfort and safety.”
Each of the Krone trailers is built to European Code XL (en12642xl) standard which, says Ray Moran, is an important quality badge for their customers throughout the continent.