The investment forms part of Tradeteam’s Secondary Distribution fleet replacement programme, making it the first brewery logistics company in the UK to feature the technology.
The decision follows the addition last year of 113 teardrop trailers to Tradeteam’s Primary Distribution fleet, as part of its company-wide Go Green commitment.
In addition to the trailer’s swooping, streamlined roof which improves fuel efficiency, the new design eradicates an industry-wide design flaw by reducing the gap between the tractor and trailer, which allows air to eddy in front of the trailer,
Matt Crampton, finance director at Tradeteam, said: “The new trailers were part of our staged upgrade process – we wanted to extend the success of our primary distribution teardrops trailers to our secondary distribution network. Our trailers have a longer lifespan than the tractors we operate so it’s important to make the right choice, and the design is not just eye-catching - it decreases drag and increases efficiency - something we’re looking to achieve across all our operations.”