THE WHAT? Budget fashion and beauty retailer Primark has introduced new energy efficient delivery trucks, which are said to help drastically reduce its carbon footprint in the UK.
THE DETAILS The 15 new Longer Semi Trailers (LSRs) can carry twice the load of the company’s existing lorries, therefore reducing the amount of annual trailer journeys by 1600.
Launched in partnership with DHL’s supply chain, the 15.65 metre long trailers have two decks and can carry a larger amount of hanging and paletted goods.
Ian Hicks, head of transport at Primark, said in a statement: “We have been working hard for many years to reduce the environmental impact of our logistics operations and we are delighted to take this next step in boosting the sustainability of our transport model.
“These new trailers have double the capacity of standard trailers and will significantly reduce our transport emissions in the UK. We are proud to bring these new additions into our transport fleet, to help make a more positive impact on the environment. The new trailers with their unmissable Primark branding can be seen on UK roads from this week.”
THE WHY? Looking to reduce the impact of its logistics within the UK, the new LSRs will eliminate 680 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and allow for a reduction of 728,000 fewer kilometres from Primark’s transport system.