Freighter, part of the MaxiTRANS Group, has announced that its AutoHold, an automatic curtain fastening system will headline its stand at the upcoming Brisbane Truck Show in May.
The AutoHold was released in 2014, offering time savings through automatic fastening and unfastening of curtains. Drivers no longer need to open and close every single buckle when loading and unloading, instead simply pressing a button and watching as the trailer’s pneumatic system does the work for them.
Freighter General Manager, Mario Colosimo, said that the company had put a lot of R&D focus on safety in recent years and while a lot of attention had been on the efficiency gains of the AutoHold model, many customers were also delighted about the Work Health and Safety aspects.
One benefit is the removal of the need for the driver to enter the forklift exclusion zone to release the curtains. “As a result of one-touch unfastening on the front of the trailer, drivers can be clear of the curtains when they are released, removing the chance of loads which have shifted during travel falling on them,” Colosimo said. “The removal of the need to manually fasten and unfasten buckles when loading and unloading also greatly reduces the chance of repetitive strain injury.
“By not having to manually handle gates, drivers significantly reduce their Work Health and Safety risk.” Freighter’s AutoHold has been certified to meet the NTC Load Restraint Guidelines for a unitised load of at least 1,250kg per pallet space on a straight deck trailer. Higher restraint levels can be specified when ordering.’
In addition, Freighter will also display a drop deck semi-trailer with ramps.