Transport secretary Grant Shapps MP has given the go-ahead to the widespread use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on Britain’s roads. At a recent transport select committee hearing the transport secretary said he had signed off a trial of “heavier, or I think more wheelbases. I’ve signed off trials to make it permanent.” A Dft spokesman told MT that Shapps was referring to the DfT’s trial of LSTs. The trial of 2,600 LSTs, which was set to run until 2027, became […]
Elddis Transport is focusing on efficiency with new trucks and trailers in a bid to mitigate the effect of the rising price of fuel.
Fashion retailer Primark has taken delivery of 15 longer semi-trailers (LSTs) manufactured by Stoke-on-Trent-based Don-Bur and arranged in partnership with DHL Supply Chain.
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]