TET Spedition e.k. (TET), based in Merenberg in central Hessen and a partner of Palletways Germany, has purchased its Giga-Liner for the handling of general cargo transports.
The truck, has many economic and ecological advantages compared to conventional sidecars. Its use can help forwarding companies to achieve higher productivity and reduce emissions. In addition, since its total weight is distributed over more axles it has a reduced road loading compared to standard trucks.
Managing Director, Tobias Ermert comments: "We currently only have one Giga-Liner but have already found the vehicle can transport considerably more volume goods per trip. With a loading volume of 160m³ it’s 40 percent greater than that of two jumbo swap bodies with associated advantages of the lateral loading and unloading options.
“Our experience to date has been very positive. Drivers have become familiar in a short space of time finding driving and shunting comparable to 18.75m long articulated trains. The three-axle motor vehicle and the long wheelbase combination of the dolly and semi-trailer ensure high stability and a shorter braking distance. It offers improved productivity and helps us reduce our impact on the environment through emissions too.”
TET-Spedition e.k. was founded in 1997. It specialises in forwarding, storage, order picking and general cargo. TET has 43 employees, 23 trucks for transporting goods both locally and long-distance and 2,000 m² of storage space.