The three 15.6m step frame double deck box van trailers were chosen to help Howard Tenens meet its customers’ growing delivery demands across the UK. Tiger’s design team worked tirelessly to nail down the specification to maximise load capacity and help improve operational efficiency.
The LSTs can accommodate up to 87 cages – 38 on both decks, with an additional 11 on the neck. The three-quarter length hydraulic moving deck is rated to seven tonnes, while a fixed deck has been incorporated over the step frame to house plastic piping and other abnormal loads, freeing up more valuable cage space. An on-board weighing device ensures every load is within the legal limits, while self-tracking rear axles offer improved manoeuvrability.
“Two years ago we commissioned a standard double deck trailer from Tiger to trial in Toolstation’s fleet. The improvements in efficiency were notable, but since then the company has gone from strength to strength and the additional capacity of the LSTs became increasingly appealing. We knew the spec had to be perfect to get the full benefit of the 15.6m length, and following a detailed design consultation, Tiger worked hard to find the optimum double deck solution. These new trailers are proving really versatile – combining the ability to carry a diverse payload, with an increased number of cages.”
National Fleet and Compliance Manager at Howard Tenens
"These were the first purposebuilt trailers designed specifically for Howard Tenens’ Toolstation contract. Our LST solution gave them a versatile and efficient double deck that has had a dramatic effect on the efficiency of their operation. For the right routes, it’s the perfect tool for the job."