Krone City/Events trailer trumps rigid vehicle for manoeuvrability and cost 


A leading events logistics provider has expanded its trailer fleet with the addition of three Dry Liner box trailers from Krone Trailer UK.

Based in Thatcham, Berkshire, FCL Event Logistics provides a diverse transport and warehousing service for conferences, music festivals, film production and miscellaneous events throughout the UK and Europe.

With demand on the up, the family-run firm needed two high volume Mega Dry Liners plus a versatile City Liner for delivery into venues with restricted access.

“The City Liner is an articulated single axle rear-steer and even more manoeuvrable than a rigid,” said Logistics Manager, Martin Cowie. “Plus, when we took into account the much higher price of any similar sized rigid vehicle along with the City Liner’s ability to double up as a store between shows, the choice was an easy one to make.”

At a height of 4m, with a slim (130mm) neck, the City Dry Liner box has an internal load height of 2.765 m and load length of 11 m – ideal for high cube loads, both in the UK and Europe.

For fast and secure operation, the City Liner comes with a cantilever 2 tonne capacity tail lift which, operated by foot and remote control has a 2.52 m x 2.5m aluminium platform, forms a sealed tail gate when raised, thereby obviating the need for conventional barn or shutter doors.

Secure loading is provided by multiple transverse lock rods and a 320 m sidewall strip ensures effective forklift protection. The 30mm phenolic plywood floor is tested to 5.5 tonnes and internal lighting is provided by 4 ceiling mounted flush-fit Krone LEDs.

Meanwhile, FCL again returned to Krone for more high-cube Mega Dry Liners. “With an internal height of over 2.9 metres, 4 metres overall, and high security specification,” adds Martin, “the mega box vans are ideal for transporting and storing mixed, high value loads throughout Europe.”

The Mega Dry Liners feature similar internal load securing equipment as the City Liner and are fitted with container-type rear doors with integral lock rods and concealed handles for added security.

The three trailers come with Krone telematics and a 10 year warranty against rust through. All steel parts are shot – blasted, CDC-primed and powder coated.

“As our business continues to expand,” adds Martin Cowie, “FCL and our customers in turn need to rely on the most versatile and reliable trailer equipment. In this regard, Krone continues to play a key role.”

FCL offers a comprehensive fleet from 10 tonne trucks to Mega 45ft trailers for events all over the UK and Europe. They also have 48,000 sq ft of storage in Berkshire.