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Howard Tenens has taken delivery of six new Lawrence David longer semi-trailers (LST) in an effort to reduce CO2 emissions from its trunking movements.

These latest units take the Stroud, Gloucestershire-based operator’s LST tally up to 14.

The pillarless, curtain-sided trailers include a self-steer axle to assist with manoeuvrability, as well as a galvanised steel full-width top damage protector to increase their lifespan.

Additional features include a JBX 80 toolbox, which can hold loads of up to 75kg and allows for storage of tools and extra straps; a pull-out ladder with top platform to provide easy access to the rear; and soft docking sensors, which automatically activate the brakes when the vehicle is too close to a loading bay.

Howard Tenens national fleet and compliance manager Richard Philpotts said: “We have a good relationship with Lawrence David, the build quality and product is of a high standard and they understand the operation and specification requirements.

“These additional LSTs will provide extra capacity and demonstrate our commitment to protecting the environment by continuing to reduce our CO2 emissions.”

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Howard Tenens’ focus on reducing the carbon impact of its fleet is also seen through its latest involvement in the government’s £20m Low Emission Freight and Logistics Trial.

This sees the operator take part in a consortium, led by Air Liquide, testing a pair of dedicated biomethane-powered 26-tonne rigid Scanias from its Swindon depot.

Howard Tenens was an early adopter of gas-fuelled trucks on its fleet, taking part in previous government-funded trials of the technology enabling the firm to run 36 dual-fuel gas/diesel vehicles.