Queensland’s ATT Logistics has taken delivery of five new hi-cubic curtain-siders built by Vawdrey Australia.
According to ATT Logistics, the five new tri-axle curtain-siders have been deployed across its eastern seaboard operation, including its newly established Melbourne branch.
“It’s come together beautifully. Vawdrey not only built all the trailers by February this year, which was well ahead of schedule, but all five were ready to be picked up even before we opened in Heatherton,” said Garry Clarke, Director of ATT Logistics.
The Vawdrey-built ‘Titeliners’ were built on a wedge chassis, enabling ATT to maximise cubic capacity across the 4.5m high trailers. “We were looking for a high volume unit with a low centre of gravity and this design allows us to carry 24 pallets in total, slightly more volume than our older curtain-sider models,” Clarke said.
“In addition, since the majority of the freight is lightweight packaging, the trailer’s high aperture allows us the option of double stacking the pallets if needed, which is a major payload advantage. This makes the trailers valuable assets over the long haul.”
Each curtain-sider is also fitted with its load restraint-rated curtain system, coloured in the company’s trademark blue with ATT’s logo emblazoned across the sides and rear of the trailers.
The five new trailers bring the ATT Logistics fleet to a total of 94 trailers, with some in B-double configurations, mostly built by Vawdrey Australia. It’s a trend that ATT won’t change any time soon.
“We’d certainly like to think we’ve contributed to helping promote the Vawdrey brand in Queensland and now it has a strong presence there,” Clarke said. “Once we made the decision to expand into Melbourne, it made perfect sense to stick with Vawdrey to build the local fleet and continue leveraging that partnership.”