Asda wished to change the majority of their HGV delivery fleet to the Double Deck trailer design. This would virtually double the amount of produce that could be delivered per truck. Where practicable Double Deck trailers would now deliver to all major stores
TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman were appointed to investigate the suitability of the existing dock leveller and warehouse dock design to accommodate the new Double Deck trailers and standard flatbed trailer design.
Changes were made to the dock leveller specification and service yard area to achieve the variance in bed height of the two trailer types.
We conducted various trials to include manual and powered mechanical handling devices.
These trials were successful and the Double Deck trailer designed was rolled out across the majority of the Asda stores.