The All-Purpose European Trailer truck came out in 2004 and made it possible to use a single unit for both practical lessons and testing for C and C+E licenses, all in accordance with the European Directive and current Spanish Driver Regulations.
In 2010 Aucar-Trailer launched POLICAR, the capillary distribution trailer truck, aimed at the distribution market. This trailer truck offers flexibility in goods delivery, reduced CO2 emissions and savings on tax, maintenance, personnel and fuel.
As it has since its registration as a manufacturer in 2008, AUCAR has renewed its COP (Conformity of Production) certificate. With this certificate, the ACU (Automobile Certification Unit) renews its confidence in AUCAR as a 2nd-stage vehicle manufacturer.
In April 2013 Aucar-Trailer launched the New POLICAR with a Road Show visiting the most important towns and cities in Spain. The New POLICAR represents a refinement of the prototype in terms of robustness, ease of handling and useful cargo space, making it the ideal product to cross borders and open up new markets. This is why in September 2013 the New POLICAR embarked on a new tour of central Europe.
With this approval, AUCAR can install up to four seats in a second row in the cab of any truck on the market.
Marketing of the new product began. January 2011 saw the release of the POLICAR catalogue, which describes the process of converting the trailer truck into a closed box truck, the advantages of this and a visual outline of the functions of the product.
In June 2010, AUCAR-TRAILER gained Q-02-D classification, allowing it to be a contractor to the Spanish state for maintenance and repair of motor vehicles, including ships and aircraft with contract values of over 600,000 euros.
In November 2010, AUCAR-TRAILER designed and patented a new product: POLICAR, the capillary trailer truck, diversifying its business and breaking into the goods distribution sector.
The long/short distance trailer truck converts into a closed box truck by means of a simple operation using a remote control, making it easy to get to points of sale located in urban areas and bringing big savings on fuel, CO2 emissions, personnel, insurance and tax.
With this STU (Separate Technical Unit), AUCAR can supply to other manufacturers, or install on their multi-purpose vehicles, this extendible rear under-run protection, which is essential to protect the rear of tractor units when they convert into trucks.
AUCAR-TRAILER works to equip civilian and military driving schools, supplying trucks, tractor vehicles, trailer trucks, trailers, semitrailers and buses, as well as fitting out passenger cars for driving schools.
In April AUCAR-TRAILER obtained ISO 9001:2008 certification, making it the only Spanish company with a quality management system in the business of designing, handling preparation of and marketing vehicles specifically for driving schools.
In October AUCAR-TRAILER developed the new version of the PE-04.1 All-Purpose European vehicle.
AUCAR-TRAILER has become the leading supplier of heavy vehicles to the driving school sector.
Improvements to the PE-03 European All-Purpose Truck lead to the PE-04 model which allows for mass production outside the vehicle of the different sub-assemblies for subsequent mounting on the chassis.
The Automobile Certification Unit (Unidad de Certificación del Automóvil, “UCA”) entered AUCAR-TRAILER as a 2nd Stage Manufacturer, authorising it to complete vehicles from 1st stage manufacturers (Iveco, Mercedes, Renault, etc.) and issue its own Road Worthiness Cards (Tarjetas de Inspección Técnica de Vehículos, TITV) with the registered trademark AUCAR-TRAILER.
AUCAR-TRAILER obtained Utility Model certificate no. 200600102 for the PE-03 model All-Purpose European Tractor Vehicle. The new tractor vehicle can have the 8-point all-purpose box coupled up (4 points on the tractor vehicle and 4 on the semitrailer) with a single hydraulic cylinder.
The new PE-02 model was created, gaining a registered Community design certificate on 24th October 2005.
Coinciding with the new Spanish driver regulations in Royal Decree 1598/2004, December 2004 saw the launch at the national confederation of driving schools convention in Barcelona of the new All-Purpose European Trailer Truck based on a used Mercedes Benz 1424 tractor vehicle. The new vehicle is the first all-purpose trailer truck with closed boxes, making it possible to take the category “C” and “C+E” licenses in accordance with the new regulations, and was given the name “European” because it is the only one in strict compliance with European Directive 2000/56/EC.
The firm AUCAR TRAILER, S.L. specialises in the purchase, sale and preparation of vehicles for driving schools. The basic vehicles are supplied by the customer or purchased by AUCAR at manufacturers’ dealerships, from the manufacturers themselves or on the German used vehicle market. The bodywork and accessories necessary for driving practice and tests at driving schools are then installed on these vehicles. The product range also takes in single-axle trailers for the category “B+E” license, which in turn serve to carry three motorcycles. It also includes trailers with a front steer axle for the category “C+E” license, and single-axle super-light semitrailers for the “C+E” license and buses.
To help small driving schools to get into the heavy vehicle market, the firm started purchasing, repairing, preparing and selling used tractor vehicles and semitrailers imported from Germany, to order. AUCAR-TRAILER was the first to offer the multi-purpose trailer truck complete and ready to register and put into service at driving schools, becoming a leader in the driver training field with its unrestricted one-year guarantee on used vehicles.
With the appearance of the 1997 driver regulations in Spain, the all-purpose trailer truck with folding sides and extendable bed came out, making it possible to take the tests for the category “C1”, “C”, and “C+E” licenses with a single tractor vehicle and a semitrailer.