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25 meter long HGV for the British roads?
#1
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lin...e-20318649

Im for this idea but I think some of our roads do need to get upgraded first.
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#2
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/linco...388420.stm

Old news though, I wonder who 'recycled' the story at the BBC?
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#3
These bright ideas rarely work and not just because a big chunk of our road system literally dates back to medieval times.
The companies transport planners and sales depts will need to be on the ball 24/7 to ensure the vehicle is at full capacity every mile it travels otherwise it simply will not pay off its investment cost.
Tesco invested in double deck artic trailers which proved to be a waste of time and I once drove for an outfit who couldnt see that taking one pallet of goods from hereford to wakefield (on a 6 axle rig with no backload) wasnt a good long term business model.They folded.
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#4
Very old news.
This story was covered nearly 3 years ago!
http://mapgrouproadtransport.co.uk/p199727883
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#5
Longer trailers means longer traffic jams methinks.....:whistle::whistle::whistle:
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#6
(14-11-2012, 03:03 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  Longer trailers means longer traffic jams methinks.....:whistle::whistle::whistle:
No there would be less trucks on the road.

(14-11-2012, 02:21 PM)evdama Wrote:  These bright ideas rarely work and not just because a big chunk of our road system literally dates back to medieval times.
The companies transport planners and sales depts will need to be on the ball 24/7 to ensure the vehicle is at full capacity every mile it travels otherwise it simply will not pay off its investment cost.
Tesco invested in double deck artic trailers which proved to be a waste of time and I once drove for an outfit who couldnt see that taking one pallet of goods from hereford to wakefield (on a 6 axle rig with no backload) wasnt a good long term business model.They folded.
This country doesn't like change.
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#7
(14-11-2012, 03:43 PM)philip Wrote:  
(14-11-2012, 03:03 PM)andy-womble Wrote:  Longer trailers means longer traffic jams methinks.....:whistle::whistle::whistle:
No there would be less trucks on the road.

(14-11-2012, 02:21 PM)evdama Wrote:  These bright ideas rarely work and not just because a big chunk of our road system literally dates back to medieval times.
The companies transport planners and sales depts will need to be on the ball 24/7 to ensure the vehicle is at full capacity every mile it travels otherwise it simply will not pay off its investment cost.
Tesco invested in double deck artic trailers which proved to be a waste of time and I once drove for an outfit who couldnt see that taking one pallet of goods from hereford to wakefield (on a 6 axle rig with no backload) wasnt a good long term business model.They folded.
This country doesn't like change.

Thats the point I failed to make -there would be the 25m truck loaded 3/4 full followed half a day later with a regular size artic 1/3 full.
Even if the logistics people did their utmost best the company would have to pander to the whim of the customer
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#8
Have you ever seen these negotiate a turn? Ok for motorway hauls but anything twisty and the second trailer will become unmanageable. Good idea but we don't have the roads for it.
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#9
Ah.....But....
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/linco...388420.stm
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(14-11-2012, 05:45 PM)OlJeffers Wrote:  Ah.....But....
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/linco...388420.stm

What is this, National Parrot Day?
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