Archive for March, 2014

Trailer Pallet Truck Secured

March 31st, 2014 Comments off

Trailer Pallet Truck

Lee Lock Secures A Load As VOSA makes load security a top issue! Load security is one of the top issues when Paul Walker, VOSA’s Industry Liaison Manager, talks to Operators and Drivers across the country.

Paul says: ”During my meetings with the road haulage sector I am often asked about load safety. I always underline the importance of the driver walk around check to ensure that the load is safe and secure. If there are any doubts, you should not drive the vehicle until you are satisfied that it is safe.” “We want hauliers to go safely about their business without interruption. But if you are stopped by VOSA enforcement officers and there are concerns about load security then we will take robust action.” “Unsafe loads are a risk to all road users, so I would strongly urge operators and drivers to make time for the driver walk around check.” Make sure your load is safe All drivers of goods carrying commercial vehicles have a legal responsibility to ensure the load is secure to the vehicle. As part of the driver daily walk round check the load security should be checked as a matter of course. Even when a driver collects a pre-loaded vehicle they are responsible for making sure the load is secure. Ask yourself if: · the load can slide or topple forward or back? · the load can slide or topple off the side? · the load is unstable? · the load securing equipment is in good condition? · there is anything loose that might fall off the load or vehicle? · the load security or stability presents an immediate risk of injury? If the answer to any of these questions is yes or you have any doubt, then reconsider the securing of the load to the vehicle. These are the type of questions VOSA enforcement officers will ask themselves when assessing the load security of your vehicle. So for those that carry a Pallet Truck the need to secure it professionally has never been more prevalent.

Pallet Truck Lock Lee Lock is designed to lock the pallet truck in place at all times, hence reducing any chance of the truck slamming into other pallets, slashing the curtain side and as the pallet truck slots into the lock there’s no chance of moving or falling from a trailer.

aide automotive have seen more an more companies review the Lock in the last few months, with the ideal time to fit the lock at a trailer build many companies use a body builder to add the Pallet Truck Lock to a trailer or rigid truck. You can read more by clicking on Pallet Truck Lock.

Lee Lock secures Pallets whilst in transit

Lee Lock secures Pallets whilst in transit

Commercial Vehicle Brake Servicing Testers

March 24th, 2014 Comments off

Transport Operator’s annual Brake Testing feature in Truck & Bus Product Focus went out on 6th Of March this year.

With three Brake Testing Product adverts added by aide automotive, the email focus is am ideal marketing platform for transport related products.

Truck & Bus Product Focus is live and online for a full 12 months. Now having an 11,500 email database compared to 7,500 when we launched. Truck & Bus Product Focus is achieving an average open rate of 22.3%. The average for business to business is 5%-15%.
Our average click thru rate to company websites is 107 clicks per entry, which again is above average for business to business.

aide automotive advertised the BrakeCheck portable brake tester, approved by VOSA for many vehicles; in the commercial sector VOSA accept BrakeCheck for testing all commercial type vehicles on every inspection.

Also advertised under the focus as the EBS/ABS Sensor Master. Easy truck & trailer brake faults repaired with this excellent cost effective tester.

Finally Trailer Brake Testing using the TrailerCheck product range, testing of the ABS or EBS CAN Lines of a trailer.

You can see the Product Focus by clicking on Brake Testers.

Contact aide automotive to review and price any of our brake testing products.


Brake Efficiency Tester

Brake Tester Using Brake Efficiency to Report On Truck Brakes


Liner For Truck Fifth Wheel

March 14th, 2014 Comments off
Millions of pounds of grease are washed off 5th wheels in this country every year. This not only has a huge impact on the environment causing water pollution but is also extremely costly to haulage and logistic businesses.
During application a significant amount of grease is either dropped in the workshop or falls off onto the tractor unit making the tractor unit dirty, unsightly and uncomfortable to work in.
Greasy residue on surfaces and on the ground can prove hazardous during hitching and can cause individuals to slip on the ground and on the back of tractor units. This has considerable implications from a health and safety view point in and in particular from an employer’s liability perspective.
On average 30% of 5th wheel grease is wasted.
An automatic lubricating Fifth Wheel Liner removes the need to regularly lubricate the plate, a dirty job for any operative this liner will save on maintenance time, reduce expenditure on oils / greases,  improve on tractor trailer coupling, handling and could also reduce tyre wear and fuel consumption.
Made of a high-density plastic material, this provides significant levels of resistance and durability.
Contact aide automotive on 0115 8456471 to review the Truck Fifth Wheel Lube Liner.

VOR Trailer Locks

March 9th, 2014 Comments off

Trailer Management Using VOR Trailer Locks

Europa Logistics Order Trailer Air Coil Red Line Locks from aide automotive

Europa Worldwide Logistics is one of the largest privately owned Transport and Logistics companies in the United Kingdom, delivering cost-effective freight solutions since 1966.

With a strong presence in 100 countries across six continents, plus an unrivaled land service to the whole of Western and Eastern Europe. Employing over 400 people in the UK and operating over 475 scheduled departures per week, Europa delivers over 500,000 consignments a year across 30 European and Scandinavian countries.

When Europa Logistics required a system to prevent unauthorised trailer movement Craig Roberts scouted the world web and locating supplier aide automotive ltd.

Purchasing 6 Trailer Air Coil Locks from aide automotive Europa Logistics now can implement a system to keep trailer management for VOR or loading.

The Trailer Air Coil Trailer Lock is a simple to fit trailer movement deterrent made from stainless steel incorporating an integrated lock. The Trailer Air Coil lock unit provides a key protected barrier to prevent coupling and restrict unauthorised trailer movement.

Prevents unauthorized trailer movements
Easy to apply and remove with key control
Robust stainless steel manufacture
Fits most standard trailer formats
Individual or keyed alike variations

Trailer VOR Locks provide both an easy visual with physical barrier indication against the movement of trailers particularly for yard management of the trailer fleet. Its ease to operate and install onto the trailer coupling provides a quick, clean method to protect VOR (vehicle off road) trailers from unauthorised movement particularly when maintenance issues are at stake. It also provides a very simple and cost effect deterrent against opportunistic theft.

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Trailer VOR Lock

VOR Trailer Lock – VOR Lock