Malcolm Logistics has signed a deal with SDC Trailers for 200 new semi-trailers.

The new tri-axle trailers are 13.6 metres long and 4.5 metres high and SDC aims to deliver 90 in 2011 with a further 110 due for delivery in 2012. They will be direct replacements for old trailers coming out of the Malcolm fleet.

The trailers will be constructed to EN12642XL certification ensuring conformity to structural body strength standards to deliver a more stable and stronger unit. This is backed up by WISA-Trans flooring to produce a very robust and resistant surface, able to cope with the demands of daily haulage.

They feature flush rear doors, aerodynamic side skirts and an aero bulkhead pod to improve fuel economy.

SDC was the first UK trailer manufacturer to gain EN12642XL certification for its products and the company has seen sales of around 500 of the higher specification trailers since November last year.

Mark Cuskeran, SDC Trailers Managing Director, said: "SDC is pleased to supply The Malcolm Group with our new high standard curtainside trailer. We are seeing more and more customers opting for trailers constructed to the new certification which are more robust. As well as strength, the trailer also provides solid fuel economy through the added aero package."

Andrew Malcolm, The Malcolm Group Chief Executive, said: "Quality and service is paramount to our business and this is derived from our continual investment in the latest vehicles and cutting edge technology. Our decision to invest in SDC Trailers was made easy by their excellent quality."

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