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Logistics company set to introduce longer trailers

By: Joe Elvin
13 October 2011

A number of logistics companies are already preparing to introduce longer trailers onto UK roads following the law changes announced by the government this week.

Haulage giants Wincanton and Stobart Group are amongst the firms to have publicly announced that they are discussing strategies for the initiation of extended vehicles.  

Many other smaller firms are also thought to be keen to take advantage of the new government ruling as soon as possible so they can being completing their logistics work more efficiently.

According to, Wincanton will have a new 15.65 metre long trailer on the road "almost immediately." The extended trailer will reportedly be able to carry approximately 15 per cent more goods than a standard version.

Stobart Group chief operating officer William Stobart has also announced that his company are in talks about bringing two new extended vehicles onto the road.

In an interview with The Liverpool Daily Post, he praised the environmental benefits that are set to occur thanks to the 10-year trial enforced by the Government.

He said: "We believe these trailers will help take trucks off the road and reduce carbon emissions from the industry, and we are looking forward to seeing the operational and environmental benefits the trail will bring." 

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