Davies Turner aims to drive longer trailers
Davies Turner, the UK’s largest independent freight forwarder, is aiming to take advantage of changes to the allocations of longer semi-trailers under the existing 10-year UK government trial to grow its fleet of 15.65 m trailers. The move could take 170 inter-branch feeder trips off Britain’s roads annually.
The two long trailers in which the company invested some time ago have already saved a good many trips and resulted in fewer vehicles on the motorway thanks to their much greater capacity.
Davies Turner expect to be allocated at least four more and would really like a further six more to service its overnight feeder network connecting Cumbernauld in Scotland’s Central Belt, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and Dartford. (ben)