Denby Mega-Truck

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ADC
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#1
So this firm thinks that a truck twice the length of a standard Articulated truck is a good idea on British roads.

Are they kidding? It's bad enough being stuck behind one as it struggles up a hill at 35mph. Can you imagine this one? can you imagine the nightmare if it took a wrong turn and ended up in a city somewhere?


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#2
It looks like progress to me, the weight limit is the same in any case and this vehicle is articulated in order to perform like a normal truck. It allows more bulk to be carried on a single vehicle and, crucially, in real terms one big truck takes up a lot less room on the road than two slightly smaller ones, thereby easing congestion (allowing for a minimum of, say, 17m between vehicles; 1 x 26m truck takes up 43m of road, whereas 2 x 17m trucks take up 68m of road).

The defence rests m'lud.
 
#3
If used wisely from warehouses in close proximity to motorways or dual carriageways I can't see a huge problem as the disruption of the vehicle length would be for minimal time and distance.

When required to go into towns they could drop a trailer somewhere near the motorway, deliver and then go back and collect the other trailer.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
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#4
Its a hub & spoke job for motorway trips, not multi-drop, designed for trucking bog rolls, not rolled steel.

It gets my vote. Besides, that thing is about as sexy as a Jaguar V8 4.2 Sovereign. In British Racing Green.
 
#5
Great for bulk from somewhere like Daventry to another destination close to a motorway. Problem starts when there is an accident on the motorway and you get diverted through a town or city to rejoin.
 
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