Unprecedented late Summer demand has resulted in major investment in our fleet and we are due to take delivery of 12 more trailers by the end of next month (October).
This will strengthen our customer offer and follows on from deliveries of two curtains, three box van trailers, 5 flats and one truck earlier in the year.
The pending new Autumn arrivals include deliveries of six Don-Bur curtain-sided trailers.
Of these, three are 4.3 metres high and the remainder at 4.5m high. These are scheduled to be in our yard from September 18th onwards.
A further six are due in at the end of October and again will be Don-Bur, curtain-sided trailers, measuring 4.3 metres high.
Leeds Trailers’ Managing Director Neil Martin said: “As with all businesses in our sector, COVID-19 has taken its toll on our profitability but we have rallied strongly as we go into the traditionally busy Autumn months.
“We are hoping to at least match last year’s trading figures, as we go into the final quarter of our financial trading year. We are grateful to all our customers, old and new, for their ongoing support – a big thank you to you all.”
Neil added that trailer hire was currently proving more popular than outright sales – probably as a result of uncertainty triggered by the pandemic.
Similarly, some firms have halted trailer production so some of our customers have struggled to find stock to buy.
Clients welcome the flexibility that trailers provide, with usage varying from storage to Amazon deliveries. They are also popular with owner businesses such as bedding companies, civil engineering firms, motorsports, packaging and food stuffs.
Neil said: “The UK has to get its goods to market and road transport is the most efficient and cost effective method of doing so”.
“Generally the mood amongst our customers is upbeat and buoyant and most, if not all, have worked throughout the pandemic. Like us, they are key workers and have helped to keep Britain’s economy moving in the right direction.
“We remain optimistic and have high hopes for a successful 2021.”