Leading innovator of high capacity double deck trailers, Transdek UK, will exhibit their latest Urban Double Deck (UDD) Trailer built for a prestigious high-end retail client on stand V09 at the fourth Freight in the City Expo, Alexandra Palace, London, on 6 November 2018.
Transdek’s Urban Double Deck Trailer provides maximum load fill, carrying twice the load of a conventional 18-tonne rigid vehicle and 55% more load than an 11-metre single deck trailer offering an impressive carrying capacity of 29 pallets or 50 roll cages; effectively halving the number of journeys required to service city centre stores. The reduction of urban deliveries and HGV traffic falls in line with the new low emission efforts in London issued by the Department for Transport, where vehicle congestion and levels of air pollution are at the highest in the UK.
The 10.6m trailers have been fitted with Transdek’s patented sash type rear doors which provide extra safety for drivers, loaders and passing traffic during kerbside unloading, without impacting on internal load space. Built to a height of just under 4 metres, the trailers are particularly suited the challenging city environment including low bridges and height-restricted underground unloading areas.
In addition, the trailer has been fitted with Transdek’s new Tail lift, which has been designed with a range of features to provide enhanced safety for operators. The hydraulic platform rear flaps automatically stow to provide extra strength to the rear gates whilst the platform is raised.
With London’s Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) coming into force next year, businesses are currently having to revaluate their supply chains to fall in line with the call to reduce air pollution across the UK and reducing vehicle emissions is a key topic for the fourth annual Freight in the City Expo. Whilst London is moving forward to stamp out high emissions, there are currently four other low emission zones in UK cities (Brighton, Norwich, Nottingham and Oxford) that will also require a more sustainable way for distribution; one that Transdek are keen to case their solutions for.
Leon Butler, managing director of Transdek, commented: “The topic of environment, emissions and air pollution has never been more important. The government Road to Zero strategy presents logistical and operational questions that businesses are going to have to find solutions for. We feel strongly that double deck trailers designed for the urban environment can drastically reduce the number of vehicles in towns and cities. Carrying greater volumes per vehicle in a single trip is key, and something we’re keen to help more businesses introduce to cut their emission outputs”.
Reducing vehicle emissions is a key topic for the fourth annual Freight in the City Expo, and one that the fourteen scheduled speakers will be keen to discuss. Key delegates speaking at the event include; Natalie Chapman of the Freight Transport Association, BBC broadcast journalist Victoria Fritz and Ben Farrell Head of Central Operations and Transport at John Lewis & Partners.
A team of experts from Transdek will be available on stand V09 to provide an insight into how their fixed double deck solutions can deliver significant transport and supply chain improvements for operators, focused around safely carrying much greater volumes per vehicles to cut costs, congestion, emissions and road miles.