Banbury-based TWE Haulage has invested in an urban W trailer which will improve its carbon footprint and lower costs according to MD Trevor Edden.
The trailer is aerodynamic in design, although Edden says the real environmental benefit is in being able to take a vehicle off the road. “The trailer will not be covering a significant number of miles, although I’m sure the rounded roof helps with fuel consumption. For us the huge saving is in being able to double-shift a tractor unit for our pallet network work.”
The W (formerly Wilson) trailer is also designed for narrow urban streets.
“This vehicle does the work of a 26-tonne rigid and is small enough to go just about anywhere,” says Edden. But, because it’s doing collection and delivery work, we can guarantee the tractor is back in time to take a double deck up to the hub each night. Effectively we are taking one lorry off the road. It gives us another collection and delivery vehicle but at a fraction of the cost.”
The W trailer holds 18-20 pallets on a single deck.
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