Irish building materials manufacturer Quinn Building Products took delivery of several new trailers during the first quarter of 2020 through its Fleet and Mobile Plant Replenishment Program.
Quinn said it combined the German vehicle manufacturer’s road tankers, which are designed for transporting sensitive hazardous materials, chemical products, foodstuffs and neutral liquids, with tractor units it purchased in the second half of 2019, and deployed the new trucks in January.
The tractor units all were fitted with truck-mounted blowers, which are lighter and more efficient than traditional tank-mounted equipment.
“The combined trucks and trailers have performed well so far, providing a generous weight savings over traditional tank-mounted blowers, whilst at the same time reducing the company’s environmental impact,” the company said.
Quinn also added two new Kel-berg tipping trailers, which also are used in Quinn Cement’s operations for the hauling of raw materials. The tippers are fitted with automatic tail doors and rollover covers to help aid driver safety.
Quinn’s Fleet Replenishment Program involves “huge investment” to replace all older vehicles in the fleet with upgraded new vehicles, therefore reducing environmental impact, providing greater efficiencies and ensuring increasing demands are met, the company maintained. The Program has been ongoing since 2015 and has included the purchase of more than 100 new vehicles and plant machinery to date.