Oakley Transport truck Krone

Oakley Transport switches to Krone for lighter flexibility

Hereford, England-based logistics operator Arthur Oakley Transport says it is benefiting from increased payloads since adding Krone's Coil Liner curtainsider to its HGV fleet.

Weighing in at more than 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds) lighter than similar trailers, the Coil Liner comes with Krone’s Multi-Lock secure-loading system, adaptable floor wells and a sliding roof. Steve Underwood, Arthur Oakley's transport manager, said these features add a new level of loading flexibility and payload efficiency to his company's operation.

“With this Coil Liner, we can carry a variety of loads,” he said. “For example, steel coils one way and with up to a ¾- tonne (.83 US-ton) payload advantage, 28 tonnes (31 tons) of seed spuds in another. Add to that, the multi-lock system with strapping points every 10 centimeters along each side rave, plus loading through the roof, and we get quicker turn-round, secure loading and a faster return on investment.

“Most importantly, the Krone Coil Liner enables Oakley Transport to provide maximum flexibility with competitive rates to a diverse customer base—from single traders to multinational businesses throughout the UK.”

The Coil Liner also is manufactured to European standard, Code XL, and the powder-coat paint finish comes with Krone’s 10-year guarantee against corrosion perforation, Underwood said.

“This is a high-quality trailer,” Underwood said. “Hard-working and fully expected to go the distance.”

According to the company, Arthur Oakley is a Platinum member of the UK Palletways network and part of returnloads.net—one of the United Kingdom’s most active online freight-exchange services. Oakley operates a mixed fleet, from 7.5 tonnes (8.3 tons) upward, and recently opened a 10,000-square-foot high-bay warehousing facility at its Hereford site.

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