RT Keedwell has put into service its first urban delivery vehicles, with two new 9.7m length Montracon trailers.

Replacing a 17- and 26-tonne rigid vehicle, the operator said it chose the urban trailers "as we feel they are more maneuverable and more versatile" than their predecessors.

The trailers will predominantly distribute pallets in Glasgow and Somerset.

They are mounted on second-hand Mercedes-Benz Axor tractor units, which Keedwell said it chose because they will cover relatively low mileage.

The trailers are fitted with tail lifts and rear steers. The operator said it was too early to say how the vehicles were performing.