Schmitz Cargobull says it has seen an 18% year-on-year increase in used trailer enquiries, while orders are up 50%, according to Robin Dickeson of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
This is in spite of a pan-European fall in new trailer sales.
"In the current financial conditions refurbished trailers clearly represent an attractive alternative to new models for a lot of applications," says Brian Parkinson, general manager for Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd's Used Sales Division.
The strong demand for good used trailers means that Schmitz Cargobull now offers operating lease deals on its refurbished second-hand trailers through its Cargobull Finance arm.
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