ACS&T has added 15 15.65m refrigerated longer semi-trailers to its fleet, following a successful trial with customer McCain. The 15 Montracon trailers take the number of trailers the food logistics specialist’s runs under the DfT trial to 18. The trailers will be based at ACS&T’s Scarborough depot and will mainly be used to deliver McCain food products to key client DCs in Hemel Hempstead and Heywood. They will also deliver directly to retail DCs and transport goods between production sites. […]
Doncaster-based BJS Storage and Distribution has inked a contract hire deal with Ryder for 50 new curtainside trailers.
The European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark believes operators should push the DfT to introduce “super” semi-trailers into in its longer semi-trailer trial. Peter Surtees, European logistics director at Kimberly-Clark, was speaking after the publication of a University of Huddersfield report on high capacity vehicles (HCVs) last week. Impact Assessment: High-Capacity Vehicles, which was sponsored by the firm, claims operators could cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions by between 11% and 19% per unit of load (on a pallet/km basis) by […]
The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met.