The Malcolm Group is planning to boost its fleet of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) as the government gives the green light to their widespread use on Britain’s roads.
The company has put in an order for 63 LST licences as the DfT moves to bring the long-running trial of over 2,600 of the vehicles to an early end following positive results.
LSTs, which are two metres longer than conventional heavy goods vehicles, can carry two more rows of pallets or three more rows of goods cages on each journey.
Chief executive Andrew Malcolm said: “Our key objective is to move more volume on less trucks. With ongoing challenges, road congestion and driver shortage coupled with the obvious environmental benefits these trailers have proved to be a valuable asset.”