D Pickering Ltd has invested three new specially designed trailers for motorhome transport

D Pickering Ltd has invested more than £200,000 in three new specially designed trailers, which carry three motor homes instead of just two.

The investment is enabling the company to increase efficiency as well as reducing its carbon footprint, by taking some trailers off the roads.

The firm already has two of its newly acquired trailers on the road, with a third expected to arrive in March.

The range of companies D Pickering transport motor homes to are already really benefiting, including Brownhills Motor homes and Marquis Motor Homes.

Adam Pickering, son of the firm’s owner Darrin, had a hand in the design and travelled to Turkey, where the trucks were specially adapted for D Pickering, in order to get the trailers modified to the correct specification.

Darrin is extremely proud that the firm is not only growing, but is family run and owned, with two generations now working within the company.

Each trailer represents an investment of £60,000 plus VAT by D Pickering – but will create greater efficiencies and reduce the firm’s environmental impact in the long term.

“Our standard trailers for motorhomes only carried two, so by investing in our specially designed trailers for motorhome transport, we are becoming more efficient and it’s lowering our carbon footprint,” Darrin said.

“O B Trucks of Europe have adapted the Aksoylu Van Carrier to our design, so these are one off trailers made especially for us in Turkey.

“My son, Adam, adapted the design to suit our needs, turning them from a six-car trailer into a carrier for three motorhomes.

“Adam went out to Turkey and explained what he needed moving where, so that we can safely transport three motor homes to a range of clients, and this is now working really well for us.”

Darrin explains the redesign involved changing all the decks on the trailers so they carried motor homes instead of six cars.

“There are not many van carriers out there that can do this, so we have got something which is quite unique,” he said.

Darrin also praised O B Trucks, saying they had been “very good”.

“They have facilitated it all and had the trucks dropped off in Newcastle docks for us from Turkey and we are really happy with the service they have provided,” he said.

D Pickering was set up five years ago, and the firm has been investing heavily in new equipment and trailers over the last two to three years – such is the demand for its high-quality service.

“Business is going from strength to strength,” says Darrin, who adds that both the garage side of the business and the transport side are performing well.

“We are now able to help big importers of motor homes with their transport needs, as well as providing a HGV repair service that is second to none when it comes to the other side of the business.”

As well as motor home and caravan transport, D Pickering Ltd also provides transport services for other large vehicles, as well as car transporter repairs, maintenance and servicing, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulation (LOLER) Annual Inspections, breakdown and call out services.

Contact D Pickering Ltd now to find out how the firm can meet your vehicle transportation and repair needs.