O’Reilly Transport takes delivery of 75 new SDC Curtainsiders


Ireland and UK-based, O’Reilly Transport Ireland has bolstered its logistics operations with the addition of 75 new SDC-built Curtainsider trailers. The 4.65m tri-axle trailers were engineered at SDC’s Toomebridge facility and follow over 30 years of partnership between the two companies.  

Designed to meet the specific requirements of O’Reilly Transport Ireland, the trailer order features Haldex braking and roll stability system, ISO regulation lighting, steel galvanised reinforced flooring, roller buffers, and a raised coupling box for ease of access.

Family-owned, O’Reilly Transport Ireland has been in operation for over 50 years, with key locations in Ireland and UK. It operates a fleet of 150 trucks and 600 trailers for their services to many different industries. Finished in O’Reilly’s notable ‘Truck red’ livery, the vehicles have gone straight into service, delivering goods to a wide range of sectors.

Commenting on the investment, O’Reilly Director, David O’Reilly said: “Our team is extremely pleased with the durability and reliability that SDC trailers have offered over the years, providing a trustworthy service for our demanding transport operations. The new fleet will undoubtedly strengthen our logistics operations over the coming months and years.”

SDC’s Sales Manager for Ireland, Jimmy McKernan added: “I congratulate David and the team on their substantial delivery of 75 new Curtainsiders, it has been a pleasure to work with them and continue our relationship over the last 30 plus years. At SDC we strive to enhance our customer’s business operations with the latest, high-quality trailer solutions, and our long-standing partnership with O’Reilly Transport Ireland has helped us to achieve an excellent understanding of their transport requirements.”

SDC Trailers is the UK & Ireland’s largest semi-trailer manufacturer, with a wide range of solutions including curtainsiders, boxvans, platform, skeletal, and machine carrier trailers. Every new trailer is built at SDC’s state-of-the-art facilities in Toomebridge, Mansfield, and Southampton. The manufacturer also provides a fast-moving parts operation with 12 locations, including newly opened depots in Newbridge, County Kildare, and Glasgow.