When the government launched its longer semi-trailer trial in December last year the question posed by many of the 180 hauliers involved was: 14.6m or 15.65m? As part of its 10-year pilot scheme, the DfT has handed out 1,811 permits, approximately 900 of each size. However, the RHA tells MT that its members – who make up two-thirds of the operators in the trial – have expressed a preference to run the longest option. RHA policy director Jack Semple says: […]
Biscuit and snack food manufacturer United Biscuits is looking to take on a number of new subcontractors, including some with longer-semi-trailers, to help service its growing business volumes.
Operators will be kicked off the 10-year trial of longer semi-trailers (LST) if they attempt to sell their allocation, the DfT has warned after at least one participant tried just that. In a letter sent to trial participants this summer seen by MT.co.uk, former transport minister Mike Penning said he was pleased with the progress operators in the trial had made, but was concerned that companies were considering putting their longer semi-trailers allocation up for sale. Penning wrote on the […]
United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]