What are Euroliners?
Essentially the ‘workhorse’ of the haulage/transport industry – the most common sight on UK and European roads. The “tilt cover” providing protection against the elements, adequate for most cargo.
Unaccompanied and Driver Accompanied Euroliners
In turn, on movements into/out of the UK, these break down into two categories – unaccompanied and driver accompanied. With the former, as the name suggests, traction will be provided by a number of organisations – fine when the transit time is not critical. With the latter, the driver that collected is the driver that delivers, giving a strong degree of control and predictability – including satellite tracking.
When STG are commissioned to move oversize cargo, almost invariably there are ancillary items. As described elsewhere, this is where the regulations concerning divisibility come into effect – the ability to co-load ancillary cargo, potentially reducing the number of Euroliners needed.
Perhaps one of the most challenging projects for the Team involved the delivery of a crisp making factory to central Russia – this comprised not only Euroliners but also flat trailers, semi-low loaders and low loaders, some of which were under escort. An additional challenge was that the customer required all 84 trailers to travel as one convoy – partly for security reasons, partly for customs purposes, partly because they required sequential discharge – to correspond with the build programme , an exercise that in itself took almost a month.