In a statement released late last week, the Department for Transport revealed that they have just a few places left for operators who want to take advantage of the Longer Semi-trailers Trial. And that companies have until the end of September to apply!
First launched in 2012, the government schemes offers operators the chance to bid for a share of 1,800 allocations to use trailers of 14.6m or 15.6m. And, as of last week, there are only 400 licenses left.
Transport Minister Claire Perry said, “This is the last chance for freight operators to take part in a scheme that is helping hauliers boost trade”.
With more freedom being given to participants, companies are free to trade longer trailers between one another too, making for a truly lucrative commercial opportunity.
Fuel costs are continually increasing and the demands on operators to be able to carry more volume has never been so important. So with longer trailers allowing companies to transport more goods, more efficiently and with significant economic and environmental benefits, the DfT is right behind a trial that’s making a big difference to the industry.
Expected to save over 3,000 tonnes of CO2 and estimated to save operators over £33million over 10 years, the Longer Semi-trailer Trial is a win-win for operators and companies looking to show off their green credentials too.
And best of all, Lawrence David ltd are ready to fulfil your needs and enable you to take part in the Longer Semi-trailer Trial today.
Time’s almost up
Demand is high for this popular scheme and the 400 allocations left are set to expire by the end of this month. But there’s still time for you to take advantage of this ground-breaking scheme before it’s too late. Call Lawrence David now to receive a quotation for a new longer length trailer or beat the rush entirely by snapping up the Demonstration Trailer below.