camion à fond en V/camion à fosse

Kelimutu

Senior Member
English GB
Does anyone know what type of truck this is?

I found on another site that it might mean 'coil well' but in this case, the context is a delivery protocol for liquids and other raw materials to a beauty products factory, so it can hardly be delivering coils of wire.

can find nothing on wikipedia or by googling.

Thanks in advance!
 
  • Kelimutu

    Senior Member
    English GB
    :eek:
    that would be a camion à fosse sceptique!!! And I can confirm it has nothing to do with delivering perfumes or other raw materials for beauty products!

    Given that its other name is camion à fond en V, I imagine that it has a lower well in which equipment or the load can be stacked. but why the bottom or well would be in a V shape I dont know.

    Any other truckers out there?
     

    Kelimutu

    Senior Member
    English GB
    I don't think the liquid is necessary freely flowing in the lorry - that would be more in a tanker - (citerne) they also talk about delivering goods on pallets, so maybe goods are stacked under the truck floor (but then how to you get them out???) do you know of any equivilents in English?
     

    prof d'anglais

    Senior Member
    A citerne/tanker is a camion/truck as well. A product delivered on pallets could be contained within 25kg sacks, in the case of powder or dry products or drums in the case of liquids. Pallets can be loaded onto flat-bed trailers, box-trailers or curtain-siders. Only in the case of tipper-trailers, where the products would be loose, would the 'V' bottom be useful. The context you are using strongly suggests a loose, dry powder delivery. The only reason for stacking pallets beneath the truck floor, is for the storage of returning empty pallets, never for products.
     

    Kelimutu

    Senior Member
    English GB
    Wow! Thanks for all your knowledge!!
    actually, what it is saying is that these V bottom trailers, along with goose neck (col de cigne) trailers are not allowed at the delivery dock. So you think its a tipper truck? Have you ever heard of coil well truck, just for the record?

    Thanks again!
     

    prof d'anglais

    Senior Member
    I've never heard of a coil well truck, unless it's the very specialised trailers for delivering the five ton paper-reels to newspaper printers but I don't think so. I would however suggest the prohibition on 'V' bottom trailers and goose-neck low-loaders maybe to do with ground-clearance at the delivery dock. Both these type of trailers have a greatly reduced ground-clearance.

    Just out of curiosity, what is your involvement within the transport industry and are you operating in France. Feel free to send me a personal message.
     
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