We have recently purchased 3 new walking floor trailers under the ‘Longer Semi Trailers Scheme’ which is being run by the Department of Transport (DfT).
The Department for Transport (DfT) started a trial of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) for longer articulated goods vehicles in January 2012, with a total allocation available of 1,800.
The trial involves longer semi-trailers of 14.6 metres and 15.65 metres in length (17.5 metres and 18.55 metres total vehicle lengths respectively). Longer semi-trailers should provide significant economic and environmental benefits to the UK. The operational trial is a real opportunity for industry to show the benefits these trailers can bring to the UK. The trial is expected to save over 3,000 tonnes of CO2 over 10 years. The overall benefits are estimated at ?33 million over 10 years.