We attended the XPO Partner Day with our customer XPO Logistics where they presented their first Duo Trailer.
January 23rd , XPO Logistics, provider of transport and logistics services, presented his first Duo-Trailer at Madrid´s Circuito del Jarama. It is a pilot project that will allow to verify if this can be a new solution for the transport of big volumes, as said Massimo Marsili, general manager of the company for Iberia and Morocco.
The duo trailer consists of a combination of two semi-trailers in a single tractor head, with a total length of 31.75 meters, 70 tons and 46.6 net load, which will increase the capacity of road transport and also reduce CO2 emissions. XPO´s commitment to this type of project is related to the innovative strategy of the transport and logistics company and its responsibility to reduce emissions.
Now a period of one year is opened, when an exhaustive set of data will be important, it can then be analyzed and accumulated as casuistry as possible, in terms of load, weight, volumes, types of goods, sectors, etc. In addition, XPO will be able to compare the same route between its two platforms in Madrid and Barcelona it already covers with conventional trucks and megatrucks, that will enrich the project.
The event was attended by our colleagues Marcos Sánchez, Business Director, Ignacio Díez, Key Account Sales Manager and Rubén Martín, Sales Director. This last one mentioned was in charge of making a speech in the event, he explained about the project we have with XPO, as well as the reasons why companies trust our Fleet Management System, FlotasNet.