Cartwright showcases trailer with advanced technology at 2014 CV Show

Cartwright will this year be showcasing a new design trailer promoting the company’s latest advance in technology on its stand at the CV Show. The stand will showcase an advanced trailer with several innovative features as its centre piece.

rsz_load_restraint_system_1Cartwright will this year be showcasing a new design trailer promoting the company’s latest advance in technology on its stand at the CV Show. The stand will showcase an advanced trailer with several innovative features as its centre piece. In addition one of the Cartwright Fleet Services new high specification mobile service vans will be on display together with other services provided by Cartwright particularly its Rentals and Finance Sales divisions. All of which combine to create the organisation’s ‘Manufacturing and more’ unique offering.

Headlining the company’s latest technology features on its trailer products is a fully galvanised chassis which has recently become a popular option with customers.

Cartwright are convinced that products with a galvanised chassis is the way forward, having the benefit of a very high quality finish and appearance and being more cost effective than a painted chassis.

The trailer also features Magnelis bearers and side raves which are up to 10 times more resistant to corrosion than a traditional galvanised bearer which means a longer life span and improved cosmetic appearance. The side raves include the pull up lashing ring option for deck to deck load securing.

Another feature of the new hi-tech Cartwright trailer is the construction which has 30mm phenolic non slip ply hardwood floor sections which are laid on top of the trailer I beams creating a flush surface and a stronger and more robust chassis and floor which is rated to ISO1496 standard.

The Cartwright trailer on the stand is a straight frame curtainsider compliant to the EN 1246XL standard but is complemented with the company’s new roof suspended load restraint system is now in operation with a number of its major customers.

Cartwright has developed this roof suspended load restraint system through a combination of in-house design using Solid Works software and field trials across a range of operators and applications which have all proved successful.

It is based upon a suspended rave to rave strapping system where straps or nets are suspended on bungees in the roof of the trailer. The quantity and rating of the nets or straps and their design can be infinitely varied to suit the specific application and type of load.

When utilised the straps or nets can be brought down in any position to accommodate varying height loads within the length of trailer. The system effectively over nets/straps the product restraining it to the bed of the trailer, preventing lateral or transverse load movement.

This new load restraint system is another example of how Cartwright is helping its customers meet the challenges of ensuring they comply with the latest European standards on load restraint and constraint and work to the best practices laid down by HSE and DFT.

Also featured on the stand is one of the Cartwright Fleet Services mobile service vans, fully liveried with the company’s logo and colours.

The CFS vans are all Mercedes Sprinters supplied by Ciceley Commercials and are being used in the field by Cartwright’s team of fleet technicians servicing the company’s fleet maintenance contracts. All are fully fitted with the latest diagnostics equipment and stocked with a range of fast moving trailer parts.

CFS fleet technicians are fully skilled with the additional benefit of specific Cartwright training on both chassis and double deck equipment and this ensures the ability to carry out a first time fix on the company’s extensive range of products. In addition all technicians have recently attended and passed the industry recognised IRTEC training program.

Each technician works off a tablet computer, sending and receiving emails, completing PMI and documents online which are automated and forwarded to the customer on a live basis removing the need for unnecessary paperwork which has vastly increased efficiency and is a value added bonus for Cartwright customers. The company objective is to encourage ‘e’ compliance in all areas of its service offering.

Darren Holland, group sales director of Cartwright commented, “We had a very successful stand at the show last year and we are confident that our showcase trailer and its advanced technological features will create a lot of interest from the industry.

“This trailer unveils a range of exciting new value added features which we believe are at the cutting edge of technology in advanced trailer manufacturing.

“We have always been proud of our reputation as innovators and these new features are taking trailer manufacturing to a new level with the ultimate beneficiary being our customer,” he added.

Visit stand 90 in Hall 3a.

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