The development comes as a result of a Government initiative permitting longer trailers for the next 10 years within the transport and logistics industry.
TNT’s director of operations, Simon Harper, said:
“It stands to reason that, with bigger loads on each vehicle, we will cover fewer miles per volume of parcels which will help with fuel consumption and reduce our C02 emissions.”
There are other ways of achieving this however. Another approach being considered by TNT is the use of double deck trailers, which would offer around 42 per cent more capacity. Other firms have made use of special aerodynamic trailers which reduce wind resistance and therefore fuel usage.
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