Acumen Distribution has grown its fleet of longer semi-trailers from four to 18 15.65m units. In June the Department for Transport admitted that it would be “highly unlikely” that its target of 1,800 longer semi-trailers would be on the road by the end of December 2013. It subsequently changed the application process to participate in the trial. Acumen said that following the changes it was able to obtain licences for a further eight 15.65m trailers from the DfT, and the […]
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