Trailer Innovation Award 2019 shortlist announced

Three unique developments have been shortlisted for the annual Fleet Transport Trailer Innovation Award, sponsored by Mike Murphy Insurance. Now in its twelfth year, this award recognises innovation that creates efficiencies within trailer and semi-trailer operations for road transport companies.

Safety and return on the investment are two other considerations applied by the expert independent adjudication panel.

In alphabetical order, the finalist are:

Gray & Adams (Antrim) combined its entry to showcase its temperature-controlled prime mover rigid/drawbar trailer combination and its dry freight double deck trailer system.

Megalift’s Side Lifting Trailer (SLT), designed and manufactured in Monaghan has the ability to lift container boxes and handle abnormal loads, thereby eliminating crane hire and working at height.

Global brand Thermo King which has a strong presence in Ireland for over 40 years has, in association with sister company Frigoblock, developed a trailer refrigeration hybrid drive concept based on the Thermo King SLXi trailer-unit and the Frigoblock enviro drive offering significant fuel and emission reduction.

The winner will be announced on the evening of the Fleet Transport Awards’ Gala Dinner on 11 October next at the Citywest Hotel.