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.
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.
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.
Quick Guide To LST's
- 15 year trial ending in 2027.
- 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.
- Vehicles are still required to operate within the existing UK gross vehicle weight limit of 44 tonnes.
- 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.
|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|