Shedding trailer weight


With its focus heavily on reducing trailer weight, Serco recently completed the
manufacture of its first two Protec reefer semi-trailers using aluminium facings in
place of steel.

The aluminium skin used on the facings has the same strength properties as the coated steel product but with a reduction in weight of more than 500kg over Serco’s standard trailers.

Serco Managing Director Clinton Holcroft, says there is growing interest in the
fitment of double stacking systems to maximise internal loading volume. The significantly
reduced weight of the new bodies offsets any added weight of the reinforcing and double stacking system to enable increased flexibility for volume and payload.

Clinton Holcroft
Tel: (031) 508-1000