Howard Tenens has taken delivery of three double-deck longer semi-trailers (LSTs) for use on its contract with online trade retailer Toolstation. Built by Tiger Trailers, the 15.6m step-frame double-deck box units were designed to accommodate Toolstation’s diverse range of tools, accessories and hardware supplied to the trade. They feature a three-quarter length hydraulic moving deck rated to seven tonnes, with a fixed deck over the step frame. This is designed to house plastic piping and other abnormal loads, providing a […]
The DfT has said a decision will be made in due course on the rigidity of the December deadline for operators to take up their allocations of longer semi-trailers as part of the government’s 10-year trial.
Logistics firm Howard Tenens has put two 26-tonne rigid dedicated gas vehicles on the road, believed to be among the first to operate in the UK.
Refrigerated distribution specialist FreshLinc has taken delivery of four new longer semi-trailers from Gray & Adams. The four 14.6m long trailers, fitted with Carrier Vector dual-temperature fridges and BPW self-steer axles, can carry 28 pallets each – two more than a standard 13.6m trailer. They will be used for intensive trunking operations between Spalding, Lincs, and Scotland. Group fleet engineer Andy Marchant told MT.co.uk the trailers, which cost around £220,000 in all, had been constructed with extra strengthening components a […]