As part of its drive to champion supply chain efficiency, Transdek UK, the total solutions specialists for the double deck sector, has become a new industrial member of The Centre for Sustainable Road Freight (SRF).
The SRF is a consortium of academics from Cambridge and Heriot Watt Universities, combined with a growing number of freight operators and transport industry partners that will use their expertise in logistics, vehicle engineering, human factors and sustainability to achieve significant reductions in CO2 emissions.
Transdek promotes the widespread use of high-cube trailer fleets as a means of enhancing road transport efficiencies, and also offers a range of innovative products and services to facilitate improvements in the logistics sector.
As a leading design-manufacturer of specialist double deck trailers, lifts and supporting technologies, Transdek works with some of the UK’s largest retailers and manufacturers to deliver sustainable transport solutions. Using its award winning solutions, the company has helped customers to achieve cumulative savings of almost one-billion road miles.
Earlier this year, Transdek launched a new concept designed to carry high load volumes in the urban environment, the DUET urban double deck trailer. The unique trailer offers cost and emissions savings of up to 50% for city-centre retail deliveries with 100% greater load footprint when compared to an 18-tonne rigid truck.
Mark Adams, Managing Director at Transdek UK, commented: “It is an honour for us to be part of the SRF and to share in this joint venture to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the UK’s road freight transport.
“We very much look forward to collaborating and developing ideas with some of the key players and leading minds in the industry, and helping to establish the agenda for future trends in transport.”
SRF Director, Professor David Cebon, said: “We are delighted to welcome Transdek as a partner member. Transdek has been at the forefront of developing trailer and loading bay technologies to support the integration of high-cube vehicles over the past 17-years, and we are sure they will make a valuable contribution to the SRF’s work.”
The SRF Centre runs more than a dozen research projects, which address improvements in road transport efficiency and the reduction of its environmental impact, from the measurement and modelling of traffic congestion, to the development of decarbonisation guides, alternative fuels, and urban delivery vehicles. Each of the project teams includes academics and researchers from one or both of the universities, working with the industrial partners, such as Transdek, to develop sustainable solutions.