The EcoDuo system comprises two standard curtainsider semi-trailers connected via a dolly and coupled to a tractor unit. The total tractor-trailer weight of the tractor unit and the first trailer remains unchanged at 40 tonnes; the train weight of the second trailer can vary to up to 36 tonnes, which complies with regulations in Scandinavia.
The vehicle combination is currently being tested in Spain with a tractor-trailer weight of 40 tonnes for the first trailer and 30 tonnes for the second.
The Green Truck Future Innovation prize was awarded to the trailer maker ahead of the Transport Logistic 2019 event, held in Munich last week (4-7 June).
“We are very pleased to receive this award and truly stand behind this concept,” says Boris Billich, sales director for Schmitz Cargobull.
“This vehicle combination is currently only used in Scandinavia and is being tested in individual European countries. However, we regard the EcoDuo concept as an ecologically and economically efficient Europe-wide transport solution over the long term.”