The FTA has welcomed the decision to extend the longer semi-trailer trial in both scope and length. In an update to its dedicated trial webpage, the DfT said an additional 1,000 longer semi-trailers were to be made available and the trial extended by five years. The DfT added that details on how to apply for the trailer allocations would be available soon. Launched in 2012, the then flagship trial has, after a slow start, grown to encompass 1,800 longer semi […]
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Harlequin Logistics is now running about a dozen 15.65m trailers on its Kellogg’s operation, as part of the government’s 10-year trial of longer semi-trailers. Four of the five members of the year-old haulier consortium – Currie European, John Raymond Transport, Jack Richards & Son and Prestons of Potto – are running the longer trailers for the cereal giant, shipping loads from Manchester throughout the UK. The 3.04m-high SDC Trailers can carry 60 pallets rather than the normal 52, said Currie’s […]