Courier signs up for pilot

Depot principal Graeme McIntyre.
Depot principal Graeme McIntyre.
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A BELLSHILL courier firm has signed up to the Department for Transport’s scheme to pilot extended trailers on HGVs.

Direct Express Parcels Ltd in Righead Industrial Estate, part of the APC Overnight network, will operate two double-deck trailers from leading manufacturer, Cartwright. The new vehicles are two metres longer than standard and feature aerodynamic fronts, a combination which increases capacity and reduces wind drag to improve efficiency. The Government’s 10-year pilot will trial 1,800 extended HGV trailers across the UK.