Saturday 10th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Urban double deckers could save 520 million road miles a year

Urban double deck trailers could save up to 520 million road miles a year, according to Transdek, which has been championing the technology.

Managing director, Mark Adams said: “Based on DfT statistics, we’ve calculated that if just ten per cent of the UK’s 18 tonne rigids were changed for urban double deckers, this would save 104 million road miles a year, mainly in urban centres. Converting half of the trucks would see a reduction of 520 million miles.”

Transdek is also working with the Noise Abatement Society on new standards for quiet road freight in UK. Next month it will be introducing a low-height, multi-temperature version of its DUET urban trailer at Freight in the City.