Trailer builder, Transdek UK, will reportedly highlight the environmental and cost-saving benefits of its innovative DUET urban double deck trailers at the third annual Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace, London, on 7 November.
Transdek will demonstrate at the event how its patented urban trailers can carry up to 107 per cent more freight than standard 18 tonne offerings and 70 per cent more than 26 tonne rigid trucks to deliver a sustainable last mile distribution solution.
The trailer builder will be exhibiting two 10.6m DUETs, an ambient trailer suited for various city centre retail operations along with a multi-temperature DUET, designed for quieter after-hours deliveries.
The trailers reportedly offer up to 52 per cent mileage savings on town and city centre deliveries, along with a tighter turning circle and better manoeuvrability than rigids without steering axles, providing unrivalled advantages for urban road freight.
Transdek has said the DUET trailers are optimised for urban environments, incorporating an ultra low chassis that allows an overall height of 4.3m. Also, the vehicles’ patented V-Glide sash type rear doors are reportedly designed to provide extra safety for drivers, loaders and passing traffic during kerbside unloading, without impacting internal load space.
“With a recent UN report highlighting air pollution problems across the UK, which causes around 40,000 early deaths a year in Britain, and places such as London, Birmingham, Leeds and Bournemouth having illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide emitted by diesel vehicles, there is so much more that can be done to reduce congestion,” said Transdek Managing Director, Mark Adams.
“As a company we are committed to developing supply chain solutions that help drive down the number of deliveries required in urban centres and provide a sustainable distribution model. We feel strongly that double deck trailers designed for the urban environment can make a significant impact on cutting the number of vehicles in towns and cities thereby slashing emissions.
“Travel and traffic data company, INRIX, reports that traffic congestion cost the UK over £30 billion [€33.7 billion] in 2016. We’re the fourth most congested developed country in the world and need to address this problem urgently as there are clear economic as well as health benefits.
“As part of our efforts to improve the supply chain we’re carrying out a number of trials with some of Britain’s leading retailers that demonstrate our trailer designs can carry significantly more load. We’re calling on more companies to look at how they can cut deliveries through double deck innovation,” he said.