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 to put 76 newly-branded trucks on the road this autumn, comprising a mixture of Mercedes-Benz Actros units and Scania P340 gas-powered trucks.
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: […]
Argos is facing a union dispute after revealing it intends to transfer nearly 100 of its drivers to Eddie Stobart Logistics.