The Leeds based company has launched a modification programme to the bulk heads of some of its step framed double deck trailers to allow for a significant reduction in fuel usage, and lowering the company’s overall carbon emissions.
Built and supplied by Wilson’s Trailers, and ed by Micra truck Bodies the trailers still have a load capacity of 52 pallets, or 25 tonnes and will save the company around £60 per trailer per week. This will see the alterations pay for themselves in less than 12 months.
Philip Lockwood, Bedfords Commercial Director said: "Bedfords is always looking for ways to increase operating efficiency. By modifiying the trailers in this way we have still maintained the trailers capacity as well as reducing our fuel usage. This is part of an ongoing upgrade and improvement programme which will make Bedfords more environmentally friendly and to reduce our costs!"
Bedfords Ltd is a major shareholder and founder member of the PalletFORCE network and can offer nationwide distribution for single pallets through to double deck articulated vehicle loads.
Headquartered in Leeds, the company currently has over 130 employees and a fleet in excess of 70 from 7.5 tonne rigids to 44 tonne articulated vehicles.