The trailer can carry twice the load of a conventional 18-tonne rigid vehicle and 55% more load than an 11-metre single-deck trailer, with its load capacity of 29 pallets or 50 roll cages.
This, says Transdek, could halve the number of journeys required to service city centre stores – a vital consideration for operators, with the introduction of the ultra low emission zone in London next April, as well as existing low emission zones in Brighton, Norwich, Nottingham and Oxford.
The 10.6m UDD trailers feature Transdek’s patented sash type rear doors, which improve safety during loading and unloading without impacting internal load space. Operators already reaping the benefits include Eddie Stobart (pictured).
The trailer on show will also feature a new tail-lift, which has hydraulic platform rear flaps that automatically stow to provide more strength to the rear gates while the platform is raised.
“The government’s Road to Zero strategy presents logistical and operational questions that businesses are going to have to find solutions for,” says Leon Butler, managing director of Transdek.
“We feel strongly that double-deck trailers designed for the urban environment can drastically reduce the number of vehicles in towns and cities. Carrying greater volumes per vehicle in a single trip is key.”
Speakers at the event will include representatives from the Freight Transport Association, BBC and John Lewis & Partners. For more details, click the link below.