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 won a five-year contract extension from Costa Coffee and will continue to manage the ingredient supply chain for its Costa Express and Costa ‘Proud to Serve’ businesses.
The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met.
Labour is calling on the government to “reverse its reckless decision” to give the go-ahead for a ten-year trial of longer semi-trailers. In a statement outlining the opposition’s current road transport policy, shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle MP says ministers must “stop being dogmatic” and examine evidence from the Department for Transport (DfT) that the move towards 14.6m and 15.65m trailers could lead to more cyclist casualties. She adds that Labour would use money from the proposed lorry road user […]