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. The firm, which recently placed an ad for subcontractors in Motor Transport, distributes over 350 loads a day throughout the UK and is currently looking for hauliers in a range of areas including the south-east, south-west, Midlands, Yorkshire and Scotland. It is particularly interested in finding some with longer semi-trailers to fit […]
The boss of one of the largest own-account fleets in the country, Morrisons, has launched a robust defence of the longer semi-trailer trial claiming it has helped it deliver a 6.5% productivity saving since the trial began.
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.
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 […]