Abbey Logistics has come up with a trailer for carry both liquids and palletised good, which will enable it to transport liquid foodstuffs to customers across the country and carry palletised goods on the return journey.
The twin cargo trailer has been backed by Abbey’s biggest customer Cargill, Trafford Park and developed by Burscough-based Clayton Commercials. The first two trailers built are for the sole use of Cargill, with more planned in the future.
It is predicted to reduce empty road miles by 90 per cent, while the extra revenue earned from delivering the palletised goods will result in substantial cost savings.
The trailer enable 25 tonnes of liquid to be carried in the bottom half of the vehicle, with 25 tonnes of palletised goods being transported on top.
Abbey chief Steve Granite said: “We are always looking at ways to reduce our impact on the environment and this will go a long way towards building our company sustainably.”