European operator, TJ Hood looks to Krone for loading flexibility

16th November 2015

Logistics BusinessEuropean operator, TJ Hood looks to Krone for loading flexibility

TJ Hood Transport, the European haulage, distribution and warehousing operator has added a number of Profi Liner curtainsiders to their fleet which, says the company, allow faster, more flexible and more secure loading.

Supplied by Krone, the new curtainsiders are specified with sliding roofs and come with Krone’s unique Multi-Lock loading system which has up to 130 strapping points along each side rave.

“We provide a general service which caters for virtually any load,”
explains Mark Hood “and so the flexibility of these trailers is key to our operation. The loading access is good and with so many strapping points on either side, we can safely secure all types of cargo at any point along the trailer bed, which is ideal for groupage and mixed loads. Also, we can hook and un-hook from inside the closed curtain which is a benefit for the drivers.”

Established in 1972 and based in Crumlin near Belfast Harbour, TJ Hood is a family run firm with a reputation for reliability and expert knowledge of the European transport market. The company operate a mixed fleet of Euroliners, vans, flatbeds, low loaders, container carriers and 7.5 tonne curtainsider trucks with tail lifts.

“It’s important for us to keep a modern and diverse fleet”
adds Mark. “That way, we remain competitive and can be confident in providing a reliable and efficient service. Certainly, these latest trailers from Krone match our requirements and the code XL certification that comes with them is a significant tick in the quality box.”

The TJ Hood fleet is continually modernised and consists of Scania, Daf and Volvo tractors – all of which are equipped with satellite tracking, which should the need arise, enables Mark and his team to keep their customers in the loop 24 hours a day regarding each vehicle’s location.

The Profi Liner curtainsiders are manufactured by Krone in Werlte, Germany and supplied by Krone’s Ireland sales operation. Krone currently produces over 40,000 units per annum from its five production plants, four of which are located in Germany and one is in Turkey.