More storage cuts driver costs

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Working Time Directive could mean a rethink in storage capacity for manufacturers

Dawsonrentals Portable Cold Storage is expecting to boost business and save its clients money due to the Working Time Directive that was implemented on April 4 this year.

The new legislation states that commercial vehicle drivers can only work an average of 48 hours a week, which md Rod Benham believes can be turned into an advantage for manufacturers. "The solution will lie in companies reducing the number of journeys per day in favour of hiring more storage facilities," says Benham.

His theory is confirmed in the case of a dairy and pastry producer which transports chilled goods from Scotland to a food producer based in the South of England.

The company now rents extra storage facilities so that it can keep additional stock on site. This move saved the firm an average of two trips a week, with financial benefits due to lower fuel costs.

Contact: DawsonrentalsTel: 01623 516 666

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