Hermes has acquired 12 double-deck trailers which, it reckons, cut miles travelled by 1.5 million a year owing to the increased capacity.
The Don-Bur double-deckers hold 33 per cent more than a standard trailer and 12 per cent more than Hermes’ existing double-deckers.
The trailers will be operating from of Hermes’ hubs in Warrington and Rugby, while they have also been designed to be ferry-safe, which means they don’t need to have a tractor unit attached to them on a ferry for stability.
Jon Ormond, operations director – hubs & depots, said: “After extensive research exploring the best type of trailer for a number of our most travelled routes, we opted to modernise our fleet with a bespoke model from Don-Bur, the leaders in this field. Our team worked closely with theirs in true partnership and the result is leading edge designed trailers with unrivalled safety features, that look fantastic on the roads.”