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Hermes looks to cut 1.5 million driver miles with new trailers


Hermes claims it will be able to cut 1.5 million miles off drivers’ routes annually as it adds new double decker trailers.
The 32 double decker trailers, designed specially by Don-Bur, will operate out of Hermes’s automated hub in Warrington and Rugby.

The trailers hold 33% more than a standard trailer and 12% more than the company’s existing double decker trailers. They feature a more resilient structure.

Jon Ormond, operations director for hubs and depots at Hermes, said: “After extensive research exploring the best type of trailer for a number of our most travelled routes, we opted to modernise our fleet with a bespoke model from Don-Bur, the leaders in this field.

“Our team worked closely with theirs in true partnership and the result is leading edge designed trailers with unrivalled safety features, that look fantastic on the roads.

“This important investment highlights our commitment to operational efficiency as well as prioritising the security and safety of the parcels we carry.”

Hermes recently announced it would increase volumes of items weighing more than 18kg by more than 20% per year going forward.

Earlier in the month, Hermes said it would replace 15000 dedicated barcode scanners with smartphones running a dedicated Android app provided by computer vision company Scandit.

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