Transdek UK, the leading double deck loading systems and specialists in high-cube vehicle concepts, is launching its new Double Deck Urban Eco Trailer (DUET) on stand 5C71 at this year’s CV Show, at the NEC Birmingham, 29 April to 1 May 2014.

The trailer has been developed to meet the growing retailer demand for greater transport efficiencies on last-mile deliveries to urban centres, driven in part by the re-emergence of smaller format local convenience stores.

Designed specifically to carry high load volumes in the urban environment, the DUET offers a load footprint 200% that of a typical 18-tonne rigid, with cost and emissions savings of up to 50% for city-centre retail deliveries. The trailer incorporates a unique rear door closure, which permits the lowest possible height profile whilst providing safe kerbside offloading. With a significantly smaller turning circle than a rigid truck, the DUET also offers high-level accessibility in congested city streets.

The new trailer is 10.6 metres long and between 4m and 4.3m high depending on specification, which can be tailored to customers’ requirements, and has a payload of 22-tonnes compared to just 9-tonnes for a typical 18-tonne rigid vehicle. To achieve optimum loading efficiency at distribution centres, the DUET is also fully compatible with low-profile double deck lifts and the unique separate twin sliding rear doors provide a number of significant benefits. Additional features will be fitted post-show.

A recognised industry expert and innovator, Transdek’s Managing Director, Mark Adams FCILT, has industry experience spanning over 50 years.

Adams says: “With the growth of the convenience format in the grocery retail sector and an increasing focus on high street deliveries, we believe there is an opportunity to revolutionise the efficiency of urban freight deliveries. With our new DUET trailer, up to 100% more product can be carried per vehicle, which offers significantly improved operations for logistics companies. The DUET can effectively half the number of deliveries, slashing transport costs and CO2 emissions by up to 50%.”

Visitors can arrange an appointment prior to attending the CV Show by emailing [email protected]

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