Parcel volumes are increasing every year, demanding a well-considered general strategy to control the impact of these activities on the environment and on transport infrastructure.
Double-deck trailers are one of bpost group’s tangible responses, part of a suite of sustainable solutions to support its constant growth. Standing four metres high, these double-deck trailers have two 1.8 m decks across a standard length of 13.60 m. Every of them can accommodate 70 wheeled containers, compared with the 44 the current large trailers can convey. That is a 60% hike in capacity.
bpost group plans to purchase more than 320 double-deck trailers by 2030 and up to 550 more in the following 20 years, a first in the parcels sector in Belgium. This will enable bpost to reduce its truck fleet, helping relieve congestion on Belgium’s roads.
This reduces the number of trucks on roads and highways. Thus, there are 30% less journeys and kilometres travelled with double-deck trailers.