Trendsetter for sustainability

Trendsetter for sustainability

Bulgarian haulage firm EuroSpeed is having great success from the S.CS EcoFLEX curtainsider

Trendsetter for sustainability

Bulgarian haulage firm EuroSpeed is having great success from the S.CS EcoFLEX curtainsider, with its adjustable rear and POWER CURTAIN tarpaulin. The transport company has seen significant advantages across its fleet since deploying the trailers, including: fuel and CO2 savings, easy handling and the flexibility of being able to raise the rear when the entire load volume of the vehicle is needed. 

More and more transport companies are focusing on environmentally-conscious vehicle solutions in order to remain successful in the long term. EuroSpeed has opted for the Schmitz Cargobull EcoGeneration vehicles and is setting a clear example for sustainable transport in Bulgaria. 

A few months ago, the first of 205 vehicles were subjected to a more detailed inspection for this purpose. At the same time, the drivers took part in intensive training for the optimal handling of the vehicles. 

"We are enthusiastic about the concept of the aerodynamic EcoGeneration and especially about the universal applicability of the EcoFLEX. The greatest advantages are seen on long routes without obstacles, such as motorways with moderate to light traffic. Because we will mainly drive in eco-mode, we can reduce fuel and CO2 accordingly. In addition to that, our wishes about an efficient anti-theft system were implemented accordingly by the experts at Schmitz Cargobull. The solution was so good that we, as trendsetters, contributed to it now being adopted in series production," says Nickolay Rashkov, CEO at EuroSpeed. 

EuroSpeed is a Bulgarian transport company that is increasingly active in long-distance transport. The company started in 1991 as a logistics partner for Bulgaria’s largest wine exporter at the time. EuroSpeed transported containers from central Bulgaria to the port of Thessaloniki in Greece. In the late 1990s, direct deliveries were also made to the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Current services include just-in-time collection, storage and fast and smooth delivery of shipments. The experienced EuroSpeed team, with  more than 400 employees, is one of the most successful transport companies in Bulgaria. Currently, more than 250 vehicles are in operation in domestic traffic and to international destinations for complete, partial and groupage consignments. The result is successful transport solutions from which EuroSpeed's customers also benefit.

The aerodynamic curtainsider S.CS EcoFLEX features a liftable rear which reduces air resistance, cutting fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the process. In practical use, savings of well over five percent were achieved with the vehicle. The flexibly adjustable rear end also makes it easy to raise the trailer when the cargo space is needed in its entirety. With the POWER CURTAIN tarpaulin, the certified body strength according to DIN EN 12642 Code XL, the beverage certificate and the Daimler certificate is achieved by means of aramid belts and steel wire integrated in the tarpaulin, even without extension slats.