APC Overnight’s new trailers are the shape of things to come27 January 2010
Yorkshire's W Trailer company has supplied APC Overnight's local depot in South Wales with an Eco Urban trailer, which features an aerodynamic trailer, complete with a double deck in the front section.
W Trailer's Stewart Burton says that allows for greater load carrying capacity, and explains that the trailer uses the same roof as the standard Eco Deck trailer, but provides an extended 26-pallet row capacity.
Burton believes that the introduction of this Eco Urban – the first of its kind within the company – signals the direction in which trailers designed for urban collections will go.
Why? Because they are shorter and more efficient than traditional rigids. "They offer more flexibility for the operator and improved service to the depot customers and the reduced running costs make economic sense," says Burton.
The 10m-long trailer will be used by APC Celtic Couriers for deliveries into city and town centres, and also for trunking to the APC Overnight operation in Wolverhampton.
"We needed a manoeuvrable compact trailer that would allow us to get in and out of town and city centres," comments Gareth Jenkins, Celtic Couriers' logistics manager. "W Trailer has produced a totally practical solution, and we are proud to be the first depot in the UK to take delivery of the new trailer."
Wilson Trailers Ltd
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