Within just twelve weeks in 2019, Tiger Trailers delivered several hundred lightweight curtainsiders to eight British Gypsum locations across the UK. At a breakthrough 6,500kg each, these innovative trailers helped the customer achieve a significant cost per tonne improvement. Incorporating Tiger’s patented ‘captive rave’ load securing system, they are also safer and more efficient for operatives.
payload achieved within 44,000kg overall weight
weight saving efficiency
reduction in ratchet devices means safer operation
Following British Gypsum awarding XPO Logistics with a 10-year partnership contract, Tiger Trailers was engaged alongside Scania as a key fleet partner and set the challenge of designing a curtainsider trailer strong yet light enough to carry a 29,500kg payload (itself a 2,500kg improvement for the customer) whilst operating at 44,000kg in overall weight including the tractor unit, trailer and load.
“The team from XPO Logistics, British Gypsum and Tiger Trailers recognised the benefit of a close working partnership throughout this design, build and fleet transition project in 2019. I couldn’t be more proud of the new British Gypsum Transport network and its new fleet of lightweight Tiger Trailers and I’m reminded of this every time I see one of them on UK roads!”
XPO Logistics’ Account Director for British Gypsum
"We relish being set a challenge and this project for British Gypsum involved a number, from the lightweight requirements to the scale of the order. It was a pleasure to work closely with the customer, XPO and other partners and we look forward to continuing to support British Gypsum over the coming years."