Woodside Logistics invests in Mercedes-Benz Actros & Schmitz Cargobull Trailers


Prominent road transport operator on both sides of the Irish Sea Woodside Logistics Group has bolstered its truck and trailer fleet with the recent addition of two new Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty Actros trucks, along with 20 new Schmitz Cargobull curtainsider trailers.

Fully painted in the company’s areca green livery, the two new Actros 2545LS 2.5m Big Space cabs will soon become a familiar sight on the roads throughout Ireland, the UK and across Europe. Amongst the myriad of innovative features on both units is ‘MirrorCam’ – an award winning system that replaces conventional wing mirrors to deliver improved aerodynamics and an altogether safer and easier driving experience. Other safety features include Lane Keeping Assist, Active Brake Assist ‘5’, driver’s airbag and Attention Assist as standard. Inside the cab, driver comfort is enhanced through air conditioning, night heater, sliding fridge, LED interior lights, passenger side table, Apple Car Play, satellite navigation, premium mattress and a glass sun roof. A further three Actros units are due to be delivered before Christmas.



Meanwhile, Woodside Haulage has acquired 20 new fixed roof Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders to transport goods between the UK and Ireland after being impressed with the quality of the trailers. The new assets join an existing fleet of 20 Schmitz Cargobull curtainsiders, used to transport a variety of goods including retail, FMCG, construction, packaging and recycling to manufacturers, retailers and industry.

Managing Director of Woodside Haulage, Mark Woodside, said on the purchase: “We ship goods on ferries and our trailers are worked rigorously and extensively on an intensive schedule, so we need absolute confidence they are of the highest quality. The Schmitz Cargobull build quality really is second to none. The fully galvanised chassis gives full protection against corrosion and we know they will maintain a good cosmetic appearance throughout their entire life. We have trailers that remain in service for up to 15 years and we are confident this will be the case with these latest additions.”

Schmitz Cargobull’s high-tech modular chassis is a mix of galvanised steel and aluminium and comes with a 10-year warranty against rust-through. Each trailer is also specified with additional lighting and reversing sensors.

Woodside Haulage is part of Woodside Logistics Group; a family run business with 50 years’ experience in professional transport and logistics solutions across Ireland, the UK, mainland Europe and the rest of the world. The business has depots in Ballynure, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool and Preston. Headquartered in Ballyclare, County Antrim, the company provides full and pallet load distribution, car transportation and storage, bulk transport of powders, liquids and gases and international air and sea freight forwarding.