DACHSER Iberia relies on duo trailers
For its daily scheduled services between Madrid and Barcelona, DACHSER Iberia has put two duo trailer combinations into operation. Efficiency and climate protection go hand in hand here, as a maximum of 134 pallets of goods can be transported with one tractor unit.
With two 13.60-meter semi-trailers and a tractor unit, the overall length of the duo trailer is just over 30 meters. The semi-tractor-trailer truck can transport a maximum of 134 pallets or a maximum weight of 44 tons. The two duo trailers are used daily together with the seven conventional trucks on the route between Madrid and Barcelona.
"With this transport combination, we are not only optimizing daily traffic operations between the Spanish economic metropolises, but we are also reducing the number of trips required and the number of vehicles used", says Celestino Silva, Managing Director European Logistics at DACHSER Iberia. "By using the duo trailers, greenhouse gas emissions per kilogram transported are reduced. At the same time, we are providing an efficient service to our customers. We hope to expand the use of this tractor-trailer soon and to be able to make an additional contribution to an efficient and sustainable future," Silva continues.
Long-term climate protection strategy
DACHSER's long-term climate protection strategy is based on efficiency, innovation and integrative responsibility. The family-owned company's initiatives are aimed at efficient logistics processes, energy savings and technical innovations. DACHSER thus contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the climate protection goals of the European Union and many other countries. To this end, the company is working with customers and partners who also want to shape the change in logistics to low- and zero-emission technologies. Employees are also closely involved in climate protection activities. In addition, the company's social and societal commitment extends beyond its immediate business interests.