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Don-Bur Unveils State-of-the-Art Lifting Deck Trailer for M&S at the 2024 Road Transport Expo


Don-Bur, the market leader in innovative commercial vehicle bodywork, is set to showcase its latest engineering marvel at the 2024 Road Transport Expo. The spotlight will be on a cutting-edge Lifting Deck trailer, one of a batch of 44, purpose-built for industry giant Marks & Spencer.

With a history of collaboration spanning decades, Don-Bur has been a trusted partner in Marks & Spencer's transportation operations. The introduction of the latest Lifting Deck trailer design marks another milestone in this enduring partnership, demonstrating Don-Bur's ongoing commitment to delivering innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of the M&S fleet.

Benefits for Marks & Spencer:

  • Increased Capacity: The Lifting Deck trailer's design maximises cargo space, optimising capacity for efficient transportation of goods. The upper deck, with a usable load width of 2.44m, allows for the addition of two extra cages or three additional dollies. This innovative design not only streamlines logistics operations but also contributes to cost savings and sustainability efforts by minimising delivery frequency and carbon emissions.
  • Enhanced Safety: With a focus on safety, the trailer ensures the protection of both goods and personnel.
  • Versatility: The trailer's design caters to all transport divisions, accommodating both clothing and ambient freight, providing flexibility and efficiency for Marks & Spencer's diverse transportation needs.

"We are excited about the introduction of Don-Bur's latest design of Lifting Deck trailer to our fleet," said Mick Pethard, Group Fleet Manager for Marks & Spencer. "Safety and sustainability are paramount to us at Marks & Spencer, and this trailer's advanced features align perfectly with our commitment to ensuring the highest standards in transportation."

Key Features:

  1. Leg-Safe: Landing Leg Safety System
    • Prevents trailer damage and reduces the risk of accidents.
    • Ensures correct landing leg position by alerting driver if legs are not lowered during de-coupling.
  2. Deck-Talk: Verbal feedback system for upper decks providing practical safety and status information in line with ISO hazard guidance.
  3. EBS-Safe: Electronic Braking System warning system to ensure compliant ISO 7638 ABS/EBS connection, enhancing safety and compliance.
  4. Haldex TEM Parksafe valve: Helps prevent rollaway incidents, enhancing overall safety.
  5. 3m Long Pneumatic Ramp: Provides easy access from the lower deck to the swan-neck area.
  6. LowGlide Coupling: Allows the driver to couple from ground level, eliminating risks associated with climbing onto the catwalk.
  7. Banksman Downlighters: Enhance visibility around the trailer in poor light conditions, reducing the risk of accidents.
  8. Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring System (EBPMS): Provides real-time insights into the trailer's braking efficiency, enhancing safety and compliance.

Attendees at the Road Transport Expo Show can experience firsthand the groundbreaking capabilities of this latest Lifting Deck trailer, including its innovative features and benefits for Marks & Spencer, at Stand Y23. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the future of transportation.

Published: Fri 31 May 2024

Updated: Tue 11 Jun 2024

Author: Richard Owens

Published by: Don-Bur

Don-Bur (Bodies & Trailers) Ltd

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