Transdek UK to launch Tall Boy deck trailer

Yorkshire-based double deck solutions specialist, Transdek UK, will launch a new multi-temperature double deck trailer, the Tall Boy, at this year’s Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution (TCS&D) exhibition in Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK, from 13 – 14 September 2017.

Developed for British infrastructure and support services company, Eddie Stobart Logistics, to operate on primary and trunking distribution contracts, the Tall Boy offers internal load clearance of up to 2.2m on each of its internal floors.

The new trailer, combining an ultra-low chassis with maximum trailer dimensions, can carry up to 55 per cent extra load volume when compared to a single deck trailer, saving up to 35 per cent on delivery for products that have previously only been transported by single deck trailers.

The Tall Boy is designed to import lightweight, temperature-controlled products from continental Europe, cutting up to 35 per cent in ferry costs, but is also suitable for domestic operations.

The TCS&D display Tall Boy trailer features two temperature zones for chilled and ambient products, which includes a Dhollandia tail lift and can be married to Transdek’s double deck loading bay lifts for maximum loading speed.

Transdek will also be showcasing its latest, award-winning multi-temperature Wedge double deck trailer at the exhibition, which has also been supplied to Eddie Stobart and can transport up to 50 standard pallets or up to 90 roll cages.

“We’re extremely excited about the continuing success of the Wedge trailer and the potential for the Tall Boy,” said Transdek’s Managing Director, Mark Adams. “We are very proud to be working with Eddie Stobart to help transform the face of UK logistics and we see the Wedge as one of the key elements in that mix.

“We’ve been carrying out trials with some of the country’s leading retailers to demonstrate how they can carry up to seven tonnes more payload and 23 per cent extra load by volume in these trailers when compared to stepframe moving deck trailers.”

The multi-temperature Wedge trailer, which won the TCS&D Award for Innovation in 2015, was first developed for Thomas Ridley Foodservice to bring improvements to supply chain efficiency and has saved the company over £200,000 [€223,614] a year in transport costs, as well as reducing annual CO2 emissions by over 190,000 kg.

Both double deck trailers feature Transdek’s unique twin slide rear doors, which have been specifically designed to support optimal deck operations and maximise internal load height.

The trailers can be loaded by Transdek’s innovative modular surface mounted double deck loading bay lifts for maximum efficiency.

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