Brian Yeardley Continental’s live event division TRUCKINGBY has taken delivery of seven additional Schmitz Cargobull MEGA box & curtainsider low-ride trailers, to transport light, staging and video equipment across Europe for world renowned bands including Coldplay, J Hus, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer.
The trailers, which join the company’s fleet of more than 60 trucks and 80 trailers, have been supplied with reinforced steel front and rear corner posts to ensure critical loads are protected and secure during transport, both on land and during sea crossings.
The box trailers incorporate Schmitz Cargobull’s FERROPLAST® panels, which are thinner and stronger than glass-reinforced plastic and so provide additional internal volume – vital for transporting high value bulky freight for concerts, corporate events and exhibitions to cities including Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki. Lisbon, Moscow and Paris.
Kevin Hopper, Managing Director at Brian Yeardley Continental, says: “When we buy Schmitz Cargobull, we know what we are getting is a quality trailer that’s built to last and can withstand hard work and at times poor roads. That makes them perfect for our operations, whether the trailer is working on our general cargo work in Europe or live events – we know what’s on board will arrive at the delivery point still in the same condition as it was loaded.”
Four of the new trailers are MEGA Cube curtainsiders with Schmitz Cargobull’s sliding roof, which can be raised on one or both sides to allow out of gauge payloads to be quickly, more easily and safely loaded or unloaded rather than by using the sides or rear doors alone.
Hopper adds: “Each trailer we order is tailored to our needs and that of our customers, which can be very specific in the music and entertainment business. We always know we can get any maintenance support through Schmitz Cargobull’s service partner network across Europe, which gives us complete confidence in getting to a venue on time. That’s critical when you have 50,000 people waiting for you at the other end!”
Brian Yeardley Continental is a family-run business with more than 40 years’ experience in the UK & European logistics industry, specialising in transporting time sensitive cargo across Europe and beyond.