At any one time, more than 700 vehicles are in operation on behalf of A.W. Jenkinson Transport. The vehicles operate from strategically placed depots throughout the UK, ideally positioned to service the specific requirements of our growing customer base.
The fleet comprises mainly articulated Scania and Volvo units, specified to our exact requirements so as to offer the reliability and flexibility our customers demand. All the units operated by A.W. Jenkinson Transport use Euro VI engines to ensure maximum efficiency and low emissions.
Trailers are primarily chipliners and walking floor trailers combined with a smaller number of bulk tipper units. The chipliners are ideal for transporting loose dry material, typically wood chip, wood fibre and recycled goods. They are roof-loaded but tipped by having the load pushed out of the open curtain sides using a loading shovel or similar vehicle. The roof-loading requirement is a consideration where limited headroom is a factor at a site.
The walking floor fleet is one of the largest in Europe. These trailers are often roof loaded, have rigid sides and operate a contra-sliding floor system that can ‘walk’ the load in and out making them ideal when there is limited access to heavy plant. The fleet is completed by several tipper units, together with a range of specialised trailers, ensuring that A.W. Jenkinson Transport has the capacity to deliver an unparalleled service, whatever the requirements of our customers.
These trailers are often roof loaded, have rigid sides and operate a contra-sliding floor system that can ‘walk’ the load in and out making them ideal when there is limited access to heavy plant. Unloading is fast, safe and efficient and can take place even where space is limited.
The versatile A.W. Jenkinson Transport chipliner trailers, form a key part of the fleet’s operation. The curtains are designed to handle a large amount of pressure from bulk loads such as bark, sawdust and woodchips. Chipliners are roof loaded when carrying bulk and unloaded by having the load pushed out of the open curtain sides. The trailers can also carry packed and palletised goods.
At one time tipper trailers formed a large proportion of the A.W. Jenkinson Transport fleet – mainly used to carry wood co-products. Today the business still maintains a core fleet of tipper units used mainly to meet the demands of the animal feed, aggregate and road salt industries. The open-topped, roof-loaded trailers use hydraulic rams to tip their contents out of the rear gate. They are ideal where no unloading equipment is available but do require substantial headroom.
Over the last 10 years, A.W. Jenkinson Transport has increased the size of its fleet of timber cranes to serve the forestry harvesting sector. The self-loading crane units are particularly useful at remote locations where roundwood can be collected from roadside once the high-speed mechanised harvesting operation has been completed.
Skeletal log trailers have played a key part in A.W. Jenkinson Transport’s growth in the roundwood industry. Skeletal trailers work alongside our self-loading crane units to provide additional support to the fast-moving felling operations at forestry sites. Operating without an on-board crane means the trailer can carry a greater load than that of the log crane.
In order to provide increased support to the forestry harvesting and sawn timber industries, A.W. Jenkinson Transport has recently invested in the latest flatbed trailers. These are able to carry roundwood secured by bolsters, similar to skeletal trailers, and sawn timber to be delivered to the end user. With the added versatility of flatbed trailers, A.W. Jenkinson Transport also carries bagged animal bedding and bark to the equine and horticulture industries.
A.W. Jenkinson Transport operates a number of CAT 2 low loader vehicles for transporting heavy plant, machinery and forestry vehicles from site to site. The units, which are also available to transport third party loads, enable the Company to achieve rapid response to the time-critical requirements of harvesting and processing.
A.W. Jenkinson Transport has maintained its close links to the farming industry, whose varied needs often require specialist services. For many years, blower trailers have been part of the fleet, offering the convenience of direct off-load of animal feed, grain and pellets into storage silos or tanks.
These smaller, specialised eight wheeled units offer the excellent manoeuvrability essential for accessing remote farm sites, combined with a significant carrying capacity - allowing large volumes of sawdust bedding material, animal feed, grain and pellets to be transported down even the narrowest Cumbrian hill road.