Knowles Transport invests in 85 new trailers as growth continues

Knowles Transport has purchased 85 trailers from leading trailer manufacturer Lawrence David as growth continues following a hike in demand for their services across all areas of the business. The new trailers comprise a mix of replacements for existing trailers as well as new additions to supplement Knowles’ growing fleet, Knowles Transport will also be unveiling new livery on their newly acquired trailers.

Lawrence David has provided Knowles with their renowned pillarless curtainsider that will be finished with Knowles’ new distinctive branding. Built to a premium component specification, the Lawrence David pillarless curtainsiders feature a rear roof air diffuser, flush rear doors for functionality and aesthetics, full LED lighting, a premium load securing system, and provide maximum body access for operational efficiencies whilst maintaining optimum overall height. Heavily focused on improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions from their vehicles, Lawrence David and Knowles Transport worked together on a variety innovations for fuel saving and environmental benefits.

Over the past 40 years Knowles and Lawrence David have enjoyed a relationship that has spanned over three generations of the Knowles – who each have worked with three levels of Lawrence David personnel to continue their long-lasting partnership. Alex Knowles, Managing Director of Knowles Transport commented: “Our strong relationship with Lawrence David which has been developed over many years is a testament to their strong product offering. “We are excited to be unveiling our new livery on the new trailers, which closely follow the purchase of 50 new Volvo FH460 Turbo Compound vehicles which were made to support our continued expansion and recent diversification.

“This latest investment has been made to prepare for further growth after experiencing a significant expansion in recent times and to support our fleet replacement programme.” Lawrence David’s National Business Development Manager Ben McEvoy commented: “We are delighted to provide 85 pillarless curtainsider trailers to Knowles to support their ever-growing fleet. “We have built and supplied a variety of trailers and rigid bodies to meet Knowles’ direct requirements over the years where we have worked together on a variety of innovations to support the business.

With notable mention to improve fuel savings and environmental benefits.

“We are pleased to once again work with Knowles on their latest order and look forward to continuing our proud association with a business with such a strong pedigree.”