Parcel courier Evri has started taking delivery of 168 new articulated box vans from Tiger Trailers.
Tiger’s sales, design and engineering teams worked closely with Evri – formerly known as Hermes – to ensure that its new 4.6-metre-high box van trailers are manufactured to bespoke specifications and a high quality, as the delivery company gears up to sort up to 3 million parcels every day going into peak season.
The trailers are of straight-frame design and incorporate various Tiger specific design components for strength and durability, including the integration of buffers within the rear frame assembly that complement the need for a roller shutter door. To keep business and domestic customers’ parcels secure in transit between Evri distribution centres, a two-row, surface-mounted load securing system is fitted internally, along with a rear net and lashing rings. The rear frame has been designed with an integral gutter for improved run-off of water.
Evri’s striking new trailer liveries can be seen on the operator’s new Tiger-built dry-freight box vans, apportioned into subtly different design variations, with GK Signs working alongside the Cheshire manufacturer’s own fitters in applying each trailer’s full wrap.
“It has been great to work with the Tiger Team again and see our initial discussions around specification to become realised,” said David Landy, Evri’s head of fleet. “This will ensure that our ‘in service’ is simplified in order to maintain the trailers more quickly and efficiently. It was imperative that specification, quality and delivery were all met and the team at Tiger have delivered on all fronts.”
Darren Holland, Tiger Trailers’ sales director, added: “Working alongside David and the Evri team has been great and we are really pleased with the finished product. The fact that we can offer a full package has meant that we have designed, manufactured and also provided the leasing for these trailers via Tiger Finance.”
Evri will have received all 168 of its new Tiger Trailers box vans in time for the UK’s Black Friday retail period.