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 […]
Howard Tenens has bought a South Wales DC from Tesco, in anticipation that the removal of the Severn Crossing tolls will boost the region’s economy. The acquisition of the 282,297ft² site in Chepstow is the Howard Tenens’s largest property purchase to date, and its first in Wales. It bought the site for an undisclosed sum… […]
United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]
Producing a 15.65m longer semi-trailer that complies with manoeuvrability rules is one thing; building one that is a genuinely practical, real-world proposition is a different matter. So says Professor David Cebon, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge and director of Cambridge Vehicle Dynamics Consortium (CVDC), a collaboration between the university and industry.