Knowles Transport upgrades fleet with massive order

UK-based operator, Knowles Transport, has placed an order for 50 trailers from Lawrence David Group.

The new trailers were purchased to supplement the continued growth Knowles has experienced over the past 18 months, largely driven by the increased demand for its services within the UK.

The trailers will advertise Knowles’ commitment to providing net zero warehousing for customers and a target for achieving net zero for transport operations by 2045 on the back doors of the vehicle.

Built to a premium component specification, the Lawrence David pillarless curtainsiders feature a rear roof air diffuser, flush rear doors for functionality and aesthetics, full LED lighting, a premium load securing system, and provide maximum body access for operational efficiencies whilst maintaining optimum overall height.

Knowles Transport Managing Director, Alex Knowles, said that with all new road vehicles set to be zero-emission within the next two decades and the UK setting a net zero target by 2050, fleet operators need to proactively look at how they are going to meet such targets.

“We have already introduced a number of measures such as use of solar energy, electric manual handling and green energy procurement together with a number of other initiatives in the pipeline such as increased use of alternative fuels and waste reduction,” he said.

“Understandably there is a greater onus on our industry to act with regards to increasing sustainability and we intend to continue to drive this.

“The purchase of 50 new trailers acts as an excellent springboard to announce our zero-emission pledge and acts as the first step to our journey to achieving net zero status.

“We have invested heavily in achieving net zero across a number of our warehouse operations and will look to continue to invest in this area across the board in lines with our targets.

“We are grateful for Lawrence David supporting us yet again and are delighted with the quality of build and service offering that they have provided.”

The company’s total investment in new trailers this year has now surpassed €1.8 million, which includes a mix of replacements for existing trailers as well as new additions to supplement Knowles’ growing fleet.

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