News / Lsts
Happy Christmas 2023 from all at Don-Bur
A witty Christmas take on the recent Longer Semi Trailer DfT policy change.
Don-Bur Delivers High Volume LST Lifting Deck Trailers to Poundland
Don-Bur, the leading innovative manufacturers of commercial vehicle bodywork, has delivered 23 new ‘Wedge’ Lifting Deck Box Van Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) to Poundland.
LSTs: Steering Towards the Right Specification
Considerations for Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs): manoeuvrability, weight, and steer axles crucial for efficient deployment. Plan wisely.
Longer Semi-Trailers (LSTs) Finally Roll Out
Today, the DfT has finally rubber-stamped the use of Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) for general use on UK Roads. This follows their press release earlier this month suggesting that legislation would be laid on 10 May to safely roll out the vehicles from 31 May.
LSTs (Longer Semi Trailers) to Become Legal from 31 May 2023
The DfT has today released a statement saying that "Legislation will be laid today (10 May 2023) to safely roll out the vehicles on roads from 31 May."
Longer Semi Trailers Finally Get Approval for 2022
According to a recent trade press article, the government are to finally give the green light to Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) on UK roads in 2022 following nine years of trial data which demonstrated an 8% average reduction in freight miles and a 6.2% reduction in pollutants.
DfT Says LST Trials to Continue Despite Recent Rumours
The Rt Hon Grant Shapps has not, to date, given the go-ahead to the widespread use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) on Britain’s roads as mooted recently in the trade press.
Denby B-Double Ecolink to be Trialled after 20 Years Lobbying
Dick Denby has been lobbying the government for the use of his B-Double artic trailer combination for over 20 years.
Primark Rolls Out New Energy Efficient Delivery Trailers In The UK
Fashion retailer moves towards greener transport options as part of Primark’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact.
Clipper Drives The Green Agenda with New Fleet
Delivering on their vision to limit the impact their operations have on the environment, Clipper Logistics have introduced to its fleet in 11 new vehicles and 16 trailers designed to reduce carbon emissions.
DfT Release Application Details For LST Trial Extension
Don-Bur has been made aware that the DfT have issued guidance on how to apply for allocations of the additional Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) in accord with the trial extension that was made public back in January.
Longer Semi Trailer Trial Update
Don-Bur has contacted the DfT again following our last update on 31st January, stating that the Longer Semi Trailer Trial would be extended to include another 1,000 LSTs and another 5 years in duration.
Extension confirmed for Longer Semi-Trailer Trial
The government has agreed to increase the number of LSTs by an additional 1,000 and to extend the trial by 5 years. This increase will take the number of LSTs from 1,800 to approximately 2,800 over the next 12 months.
Will The Longer Semi Trailer Trial Be Extended?
Don-Bur recently spoke to Philip Martin, Head of Policy Branch at the DfT, to clarify the current position on the Longer Semi Trailer (LST) trial which started in January 2012 with 1,800 allocations.
Bibby & Ultraframe conserve carbon with dual fuel and Don-Bur LSTs
Bibby Distribution has added five MAN TGX tractor units converted to dual-fuel LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and three new Don-Bur longer semi-trailers (LSTs) to its Ultraframe fleet.
Don-Bur: 1st Straight-Frame LST Lifting Decks for Parcel Courier
Don-Bur has built 25 straight-frame box van 15.65m Longer Semi-Trailers (LST’s) for a parcel courier, including an industry-first “wedge” shape with a full-length Lifting Deck.
Argos Delivers More Value with 60 Pallet Capacity LSTs
Argos has ordered 19 Lifting Deck Longer Semi Trailers (LSTs) from Don-Bur with the largest internal cubic volume seen on British roads.
Don-Bur Self Steer Longer Semi Trailer Design Receives VCA Approval
The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has just issued their approval for Don-Bur’s Longer Semi Trailer Design, using a self-steer axle solution.
First Don-Bur High Volume Trailer For Wincanton
Yesterday marked the official announcement from the DfT to permit controlled trials of High Volume Trailers (HVT’s) and Wincanton has been working closely with Don-Bur to design and manufacture its first 15.65m long Teardrop™ pillarless tri-axle in readiness for the VSO (Vehicle Special Orders)