APC Overnight’s local depot in Burry Port, South Wales, has purchased a first of its kind Eco Urban trailer from Yorkshire-based W Trailer Co. The aerodynamic design of the trailer includes a double deck in its front section allowing greater carrying capacity, but with reduced fuel consumption and lower emissions. APC Celtic Couriers will use the 10-metre trailer for deliveries into city and town centres throughout the SA (Swansea) postcode region as well as for trunking to the APC Overnight national hub in Wolverhampton.
"We needed a manoeuvrable compact trailer that would allow us to get in and out of town and city centres. In addition it had to be as fuel and emissions efficient as possible as well as provide good load capacity. By meeting these requirements within the design of the Eco Urban trailer, it allows us to provide customers better services and keep costs down. W Trailer Co has produced a totally practical solution for APC Celtic Couriers and we are proud to be the first depot in the UK to take delivery of the new trailer," said Gareth Jenkins, Logistics Manager, Celtic Couriers.
Stewart Burton, W Trailer Co, reports that although the Eco Urban is the first of its kind built by the company these new shorter aerodynamic trailers are the way forward for urban collections and are replacing traditional rigid bodied trucks. They offer more flexibility for the operator and improved service to the depot customers and the reduced running costs make economic sense.
"APC Celtic Couriers briefed us on what the company needed as an efficient delivery solution and the Eco Urban is the result. The trailer uses the same roof design as our standard Eco Deck Trailer. It provides extended 26-pallet row capacity within a standard 10-metre length and the aerodynamic design reduces environmental impact. We have been building urban trailers for many years and we have seen a shift in demand for these shorter trailers as they can be used with existing tractor units, reducing the need to invest in additional vehicles such as rigids. They are becoming the preferred equipment for getting deliveries easily in and out of town. We have since extended our Eco family to include both urban and rigid products," said Stewart Burton.