Introducing the Early Introduction of Longer Semi-Trailers

‘LSTs’ may sound like industry jargon, but it’s a very simple idea with a lot of potential benefits – and it could be affecting the transport industry soon.

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(businesspress24) - The haulage industry is ever-changing and always evolving. Changes come in many forms, from revolutionary new technology and innovative gadgets to incremental improvements in practice.

Some of the best improvements, though, come from the simplest ideas

What is it?

This one

What are the benefits?

So, now you know what an

Costs

The reasons for this should be obvious to any experienced fleet manager. Quite simply, if you take on a transport contract to move a set number of goods, having a lengthier trailer means you can move more goods with each vehicle. This in turn helps you save on fuel and wage costs, ultimately helping you maximise efficiency.

The Environment

LSTs have also proven to be good for the environment, for similar reasons. A Transport Department trial beginning in 2012 saw 28,000 tonnes of carbon monoxide emissions saved in five years. And these extraordinary savings came from just 0.5% of UK heavy goods vehicles adding just two metres in length. Scaling up, the potential for change is astounding.

Snelling was particularly enthused about the chance for industry providers to save both money and emissions:

Other Benefits

And thattaggering 90% decrease on urban roads.

Early Introduction

Given all these benefits, you

The FTA, however, doesn

With any luck, you could be using longer trailers to fulfil your transport contracts and improve efficiencies very soon.

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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching drivers with a new transport contract. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.




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Norman Dulwich is a Correspondent for Haulage Exchange, the leading online trade network for the road transport industry. Connecting logistics professionals across the UK and Europe through their website, Haulage Exchange provides services for matching drivers with a new transport contract. Over 5,400 member companies are networked together through the Exchange to fill empty capacity, get new clients and form long-lasting business relationships.

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Date: 10/12/2018 - 04:42
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