Members of the Transport Exchange Group (TEG) freight exchanges are running empty on just 9% of journeys – way below the national average of around 28%, according to TEG’s newly appointed head of business development Simon Bunegar. TEG has agreements with 10 of the leading telematics companies to integrate location and other data on members’ vehicles into the exchange, enabling hauliers to see where their sub-contractors’ vehicle and loads are at any time. This gives them more confidence to commit […]
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]
The government is seeking views on extending the longer semi-trailer pilot, despite the latest annual report revealing that the full allocation is still not running on UK roads.
A new report claims UK operators could make significant savings if they were allowed to add overlength vehicles to their fleets. A new study published last week suggested that allowing the use of ‘super’ semi-trailers could save the haulage industry £226m a year in reduced running costs. Such findings appear to strengthen the economic argument for the use of longer vehicles, but the study also puts forward a case for ‘super semis’ on safety and environmental grounds. The report, Impact […]