Hawkins Group the Staffordshire-based logistics and warehousing operator has once again expanded its vehicle fleet, as new contracts in the UK and Europe add to the company’s rapid growth.
An additional two Krone Profi Liner curtainsiders and a Krone flatbed trailer have recently been delivered and, says the company, the trailers come with the unique secure loading and flexibility for which Krone trailers are well known.
“We provide a general service which caters for virtually any load,” explains Managing Director, Paul Hawkins “and so the flexibility of these trailers is important to our operation. With the Profi Liners, loading access is good and with 130 strapping points on each side rave, we can safely secure all types of cargo at any point along the trailer bed, which is ideal for groupage and mixed loads.”
Furthermore, says Paul, the strapping points can be accessed from inside the closed curtain – which the drivers like – and outsized loads can come in through the sliding roof.
Meanwhile, the flatbed is built for hard, every day work and comes with a 15-tonne kingpin/neck capacity, reinforced front bulkhead, hardwood floor and cross-braced landing legs for additional stability. All come with a Krone 10-year warranty against corrosion perforation.
“Generally speaking,” he adds “these trailers make for easier loading all-round.”
Understood to be one of the fastest growing haulage companies in the Midlands, Hawkins Logistics was formed in 2009 and from two sites in Rugeley, now operates a diverse fleet of 48 tractor units, 74 trailers and 14 vans, supported by 100,000 sq. ft. of modern warehousing.
“It’s important for us to keep a modern and diverse fleet.” Says Paul, “That way, we remain competitive and can be confident in providing a reliable and efficient service. Certainly, these latest trailers from Krone match our requirements and the code XL certification that comes with them is a significant tick in the quality box.”
“To maintain the high standards upon which our reputation is built,” concludes Paul Hawkins “we need to rely on high quality trailers which will provide an optimum return on investment, both for the Hawkins Group and our customers in turn. We now have 9 Krone trailers and they certainly live up to the task.”