Double deck out your operation
12 December 2012
As a consequence of the general economic downturn, coupled with anxiety over uncertain energy prices, the effective and efficient control of materials handling and transportation costs has risen rapidly up the managemen
According to Transdek, transporting goods by double deck trailer provides a key opportunity for retailers to address these issues and benefit from substantial cost efficiencies. Typically double deck trailers are said to carry 67% more goods per vehicle than single deck models, reducing mileage operated and saving fuel costs. Indeed, the Energy Saving Trust website states: "Double-deck trailers can improve the efficiency of a business by increasing load volume, cutting unnecessary mileage and reducing fleet sizes".
Mark Adams, managing director of Transdek, the double deck specialist, says: "By opting for 'fixed' double deckers, operators enjoy much more flexibility. For supermarkets, these fixed second deck trailers can mean the difference between simply shipping watercress or having the ability to move mixed loads of every product in their ranges. At Transdek we've developed a unique range of electro-hydraulic powered lifts for loading and unloading double deck trailers." The Transdek range provides lift capacities from 6.5 to 20t. Each is a compact, fully equipped, surface mounted unit. Installation does not require any civil construction workplanning permissions and delivers maximum operational versatility, as relocation to another position or site is quick and easily to complete.