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Ceva LST (Lifting Deck)


Longer Semi Trailers (LST's) are up to 2.050m longer than standard 13.6m trailers and can carry a greater capacity than its standard length counterparts.

Don-Bur designs and manufactures both box van and curtainsider variants of the 14.6m and 15.650m LST's.

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Wincanton LST

15% Extra Capacity

With a potential 2.050m increase in trailer length, you could boost your load potential by up to 15% more than a standard 13.6m trailer. This not only cuts your delivery frequency, but also reduces your fleet's fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

14.6m Or 15.65m

Up to 8 Additional UK Pallets on Double Decks

With an increase in capacity of up to 15%, Don-Bur's LST's can provide operators with a further 4 UK pallets on a 15.65m single deck and 8 UK pallets on a 15.65m Double Deck. Additionally you can achieve a further 2 UK pallets on a 14.6m single deck and 4 UK pallets on a 14.6m Double deck.

This can potentially reduce your deliveries by up to 1 in every 6.5 trips.

Guide To Longer Semi-Trailers

Quick Guide To LST's

  1. 15 year trial ending in 2027.
  2. The trial permits 2800 trailers in the UK to have an increase in length of either 1 metre or 2.05 metres, equalling a total of 14.6 metres and 15.65 metres respectively.
  3. Vehicles are still required to operate within the existing UK gross vehicle weight limit of 44 tonnes.
  4. Operators commonly specify positive steer or self-tracking axles on LST's to enable compliance and practicality for the longer trailer lengths.

For information on how to apply please visit here.


Date Details Link
11 May 2015 The Longer Semi-Trailer Trial GOV.UK - The Longer Semi-Trailer Trial
January 2017 DfT Guidance Trial of Longer Semi-trailers (LSTs): How to take part in the trial
3 March 2017 Don-Bur Update DfT Release Application Details For Longer Semi Trailer Trial Extension
November 2014 Don-Bur LST Brochure Don-Bur Longer Semi Trailers Brochure