Efficient trailer movement for busy depots

Trailer Movement

Logistics and Fleet Managers trust MasterMover electric tugs to improve efficiency in the movement of unladen trailers. Benefit from unrivalled visibility and maximum safety, all with no operator license required…

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Trailer Moving System TMS2000+ moving a Hermes articulated lorry trailer

Stop waiting around for a licensed driver

Depots often rely on a combination of shunters, forklift trucks and lorry cabs to move empty trailers around the yard.

Requiring licensed, trained drivers for short-distance movements leads to bottlenecks in the movement of trailers from bays to docks, driving many logistics providers to look for more efficient options. 

Streamline the movement of trailers to drive efficiency 

Reducing the reliance on traditional material handling equipment, our articulated trailer movers allow operators to move trailers safely and efficiently.

With no operator license required, a licensed driver is no longer needed for trailers movements in the yard, allowing them to focus on more productive tasks and meet delivery quotas. 

The benefits of electric tugs for moving trailers 

Our zero emission electric Trailer Moving System makes light work of unladen trailers weighing up to 20,000kg– making them a great fit for logistics providers looking to drive operational efficiency and safety.

Perfectly suited for congested depots and requiring no license to operate, they deliver maximum visibility and maximise efficiency.  

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    Maximise efficiency

    With no operator license required, electric trailer tugs enable trailers to be moved when required, boosting efficiency.

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    Total manoeuvrability & visibility

    Compact designs deliver unrivalled manoeuvrability, enabling the seamless movement of large trailers around congested depots and yards.  

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    Zero emissions

    Battery-powered trailer movers deliver zero emissions, ideal for logistics providers looking to reduce emissions and reliance on traditional handling equipment.

Trusted by leading logistics providers 

With an expansive customer base made up of the world’s leading logistics providers, you’re in safe hands.  

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Trailer Moving System TMS2000+ moving a Carwright trailer

Motorised Trailer Mover

Trailer Moving System for maximum efficiency

Looking to streamline the movement of trailers? Our Trailer Moving System enables a single operator to manoeuvre articulated trailers with confidence, ideal for busy depots and yards.

Our operators have quickly got to grips with using the tugs and are now confident and happy that they have the appropriate equipment that does the job safely and with minimal effort.

Your Questions, Answered - FAQs

What sort of trailers can I use your Trailer Moving System to move?

We’ve designed our trailer movers to move virtually any type of trailer from curtain siders to refrigerated units.

Depending on which model you choose, our Trailer Moving System can be used to move unladen trailers of up to 20,000 kg. 

Is an operator license or training required?  

 No, unlike shunters or lorries, the Trailer Moving System does not require a license to operate.

A license-free operation reduces downtime and maximises operational efficiency, reducing wasted time waiting for a licensed driver.   

How are electric tugs powered?  

Electric tugs are battery powered, with interchangeable batteries or lithium options available, electric tugs can deliver 24/7 operation to keep your processes moving.

Offering zero emissions from the point of use, electric tugs are ideally suited for indoor use, replacing internal combustion engine (ICE) powered equipment such as forklifts or tow tractors.   

How do trailer movers connect? 

Our trailer movers connect via the standardised kingpin connection. This creates a secure connection and enables outstanding manoeuvrability - without the cost and complexity of shunters.

Loads can quickly and easily be connected, improving operational efficiency. 

We're here to help 

If you’re looking to improve safety, remove the risk of injury and unlock greater operational efficiency, we’re here to help. Speak to our team to discuss your application.