What is a curtainsider trailer?
A curtainsider or tautliner trailer, is the generic name for a curtain sided type of trailer, Curtainsiders usually have a hard-shell roof, solid front bulkhead, conventional rear doors, and a retractable curtain along both sides.
The curtains run on top and bottom horizontal rails and cover both sides of the trailer. The heavy-duty PVC tarpaulin curtains protect the load from the elements and are flexible enough to pull aside for access.
Why a curtainsider trailer?
Curtainsider trailers ensure less time for loading and more time on the road. A plus point made possible thanks to their ability to draw back the curtains on either side of the trailer to allow access to multiple forklifts. A curtainsider trailer weighs less than a box trailer.
As every drop has its specific method of unloading, a tautliner trailer offers the best of both worlds. Faced with a loading bay, the fold-back rear doors give conventional access. Meanwhile, yard loading is simple thanks to access to either side.
For anyone offering multi-point drops, a curtainsider trailer is tailor-made to allow easy access for partial loads.
- Load/unload from either side
- Dock or yard loading
- Ease of access for multi-drop operations
- Weight and fuel cost savings
- Cargo Protected from the elements
Rental, lease, or maintenance?
A cost-effective haulage fleet is essential and fixed costs go a long way to successfully managing your business. A curtainsider trailer rental or curtainsider trailer lease from TIP makes economic sense.
Moreover, if you lease or rent, it frees up capital investment funds. The financial headaches associated with straight purchases, such as capital investment, residual value, and depreciation, remain with TIP.
Whether you rent or lease a curtainsider trailer from TIP or not, skilled technicians and a nationwide network of workshops are available for maintenance and repair work.
- Fixed monthly payments.
- Rental includes full-service menu + MOT + Roadside assistance.
- Flexible lease term + service package available + no capital investment
- Lease a new trailer or one from our existing fleet.
- Maintenance and repair work available to all assets
Note: TIP offers curtainsider trailer rental.
Are you looking for a specific curtainsider? Contact us. Due to our large fleet, we have different types of curtainsiders in our range to meet your requirements.
TIP offers curtainsider trailers on a short-term rental or a long term lease basis from all of the leading manufacturers and others. Please note, the available trailers may differ per location. Ask for availability in advance.
Are you interested in buying a curtainsider trailer? Then take a look at the TIP Used site.
Model options curtainsider
- Side boards
- Ferry specification
- Sliding roof
- Elevator roof
- Lifting roof
- 1 axis
- 2 axis
- 3 axis
- Anti-theft sails
- Pallet box
- Customization negotiable
- Lifting axle
Note: The listed options are our most commonly requested specifications. Are you looking for a specific version or extra? Please contact us.
We have 84 brands of trailers available in our fleet. Each brand has different trailers dimensions. Contact us to have more information.
A rental period is up to 1 year. A lease contract covers more than 1 year.
If you wish to rent for more than 12 months, please see our leasing options.
Please speak to one of our dedicated rental and lease specialists. They can advise what’s best for you and tailor-make a solution to meet your requirements.
For all hires of less than 365 days full service is included, which contains servicing, tyre replacement, axle and brake parts replacement, refrigeration unit parts replacement, other parts replacement and Roadside Assistance. Details for all maintenance elements can be found in the standard terms and conditions, which are an integral part of a contract and added to every new contract. We can also send them on request.
You can extend the lease, purchase the asset, or return the trailer. Click here for more detailed information.
Every TIP trailer asset has complete road-legal documentation. For lease contracts, we also supply MOTs throughout the leasing period. Also, we undertake MOTs in-house using certified testing staff. Our dedicated MOT bays are open to all customers.
Call or email now and learn how cost-effective a lease or rental curtainsider trailer is for your business.
This depends on the type of trailer you need. Please submit a quote and we will come back to you with the most attractive offer possible.
We have standard terms & conditions, they are integral part of a contract and added with every new contract. We can also send them on request.
If you do not have an account in our system yet, it will take couple of steps to complete your profile. Start the process by submitting your quote.
Under the standard conditions you should drop off the equipment at the same location where you picked it up. We can make exclusions on request, but additional charges may occur. Please contact your TIP account manager in this case.
Your pickup location is stated in your rental contract. Please refer to our Location Finder for all TIP locations.
TIP operates across Europe and Canada. Please visit our map to find our service points near your location.