Ten new Tiger Trailers’ curtainsiders for Virginia International Logistics


Tiger Trailers’ customer base continues to grow, with Virginia International Logistics investing in a 10 unit strong fleet of new tri-axle straight frame curtainsiders with galvanised chassis.

Commenting on the deal, Thomas Stott, Tiger Trailers’ Technical Sales Manager, said: “Tiger is increasingly providing various types of trailers for operators based outside the UK and we’re proud to have supplied our first order to Virginia International Logistics. From the start of the process to its completion, it was a pleasure to support their team and we’re excited to be associated with such a dynamic customer that seeks to challenge conventions wherever possible. It will be great seeing photos on social media of Virginia’s Tiger trailers serving customers in the wild over the coming months and years, across Ireland, the UK and many other parts of their global reach”

Nine of the Tiger curtainsider trailers delivered to Virginia International Logistics display the customer’s livery, while one of the batch features Mannok’s branding on its curtains, in support of the Irish road transport firm’s contract with this diverse and experienced manufacturer of construction products that was formerly known as Quinn.

Virginia’s 10 Tiger curtainsiders join its existing impressive fleet of more than 400 trailers which includes Euroliners, double decks, container skeletals and multi-temp’ refrigerated box van reefers, fitted with live trackers and temperature monitoring systems.

 “We are delighted to have teamed up with Tiger Trailers on our newest addition of 10 Curtainsiders to our expanding fleet. We have invested heavily in our fleet over the last number of years priding ourselves on investing in top quality, eco-friendly trucks and trailers which recently included the addition 30 alternative fuel trucks ran on CNG fuels. We are very pleased with the quality and specification of the trailers we received – that, teamed with the high level service we received from the Tiger team, made the trailer integration a seamless process.” said Ray Cole, Virginia International Logistics’ Transport Director on securing the order.

Based in Maghera, Virginia, in Ireland’s County Cavan, the Fleet Transport Awards winning family-owned business with more than 35 years’ experience has all bases covered, serving in excess of 800 end customers the world over from China to the USA in sectors from FMCG and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and electronics from its distribution centres and chilled/ambient warehouses. Virginia uses a state-of-the-art fleet management system for monitoring truck and trailer movements in real time, alongside track and trace, customs clearance and freight forwarding services. The company also has a UK depot in Tamworth, Staffordshire.

Features to highlight on the haulier’s new Tiger-built trailers include:

  • Tiger’s ENXL Rated pillarless body.
  • Tiger’s fully galvanised chassis
  • Keruing hardwood floor
  • Bridgestone 385/65R 22.5 tyres
  • Hazchem pouches fitted on the curtains
  • TIR cord with eyelets on bulkhead and doors plus two TIR security plates fitted inside
  • Spanset winches with straps
  • Toolbox fitted at the nearside rear
  • Double spare wheel carrier incorporated behind sideguards
  • GRP document tube fitted to bearer nearside behind landing leg