TNT trials double-deck trailers

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TNT Express is running double-deck trailers between its Midlands distribution hubs and the North East as part of a trial of longer semi-trailers.
The double-deck trailers have a 42 per cent greater load capacity than a standard 13.6m trailer and are currently being trialled between the company’s Kingsbury hub and its Durham depot.
Director of operations Simon Harper, said: “Increased load capacity means we can be far more efficient on behalf of our customers while we can also contribute to the wider industry fact find of how this equipment works in day to day operations.
“Using larger capacity trailers enables us to reduce the number of trips required to deliver the same number of parcels and is therefore good news for TNT, the environment and our customers.”
The trailers were designed and manufactured for TNT by Cartwright Group and provide a total payload of 20 tonnes.

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