High street retail giant Argos has improved its carrying capacity with 19 multi-deck boxvan longer semi-trailers from Staffordshire manufacturer Don-Bur. The 15.65m long, 4.88m high step-frame trailers replace standard 13.6m long multi-deck boxvan trailers on the fleet, increasing internal volume by 20.4m³ to 142.75m³. Argos, which is part of the Home Retail Group, can fit 60 standard 1200 x 1000mm pallets on the trailers, compared to 50 with the outgoing trailers – allowing it to move the same amount of […]
Argos is installing Microlise’s telematics hardware across its two-man home delivery fleet.
Bibby Distribution has, due to significant investment in its fleet and driver training in 2012, reduced its total diesel consumption by 2%.
The Co-operative Group, which has said it would welcome the opportunity to trial more longer semi-trailers, has become one of the first customers to receive Dolphin aerodynamic truck bodies from Gray & Adams. The Dolphin is named because of its streamlined profile, which is designed to maximise fuel-efficiency and therefore reduce CO2 emissions. The design, fitted in this example to two 26-tonne Scania chassis, features cappings that follow the curvature of the roof, and a vortex generator to smooth the […]