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Leeds Trailers reports positive but challenging start to 2020

Published March 3, 2020

Leeds Trailers  is reporting a positive but challenging start to the new trading year despite issues relating to the Coronavirus outbreak and Brexit. Trailer hire turnover has increased during January and February – largely down to investment in the fleet resulting in greater numbers of trailers on the road. Managing Director Neil Martin said, “On a […]


A comprehensive list of 2020’s transport, construction and manufacturing events

Published January 27, 2020

Our specialist trailer hire customers engage with their peers and customers at specialist trade shows across the UK. These include manufacturing events, transport events and construction trade shows. To make it easier for you to find these quality events, we’ve created this list of shows relevant to our customers. 2020 Manufacturing Events     Southern […]

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The biggest transport and haulage news of 2019

Published December 16, 2019

Our work as specialist trailer hire providers means we come across numerous important new stories. We’ve brought together some of the most important transport and haulage stories from 2019 in this article. Transport News   New trailers available for hire   The Leeds Trailers team has seen a busy year. ● Our growth plans include adding […]

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How modular housing is changing domestic construction projects

Published November 6, 2019

Leeds Trailers is working with clients active in the UK’s modular housing market. Modular housing—or prefab construction—uses repeated sections called modules. Companies manufacture them in factories offsite, and they deliver them on specialist HGV trailers to a building site for assembly. Since modular housing is growing in importance, we’ve assembled this list of key developments in the sector.   […]

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Steel News UK—Autumn Roundup

Published October 7, 2019

We have summarised recent developments and stories relating to steel news in the UK, including the impact of Brexit on steel production, new contracts with British businesses and key developments from Yorkshire. British Steel Updates   -Following British Steel’s collapse in May 2019, the company’s future has been uncertain. However, since then, Ataer Holdings (the investment arm […]

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ECMT permits for international road haulage

Published September 12, 2019

To prepare for Brexit, the government has issued new information about the documents needed for vehicles with a gross weight rating of more than 3.5 tonnes on international journeys. We’ve summarised what our Leeds HGV trailer hire customers need to know before the 31st of October. What are ECMT permits?   A European Conference of Ministers […]

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Additional Trailer Storage Update Autumn 2019

Published August 22, 2019

Brexit, Black Friday and the Christmas rush mean there is extra demand for trailers in September. Our HGV trailer hire service provides additional storage on a short-term basis during this time of year. Consult our previous article on the subject for more information. Storage Trailers   ● Box trailers – GRP panelled – Can be supplied with […]

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Supply Chain News Roundup

Published July 25, 2019

Our team has summarised the latest developments and news stories of the UK supply chain sector to support our heavy goods clients. Funding for offshore wind projects confirmed The government has confirmed a new £100 million fund for companies in the offshore wind industry. As part of the Offshore Wind Industry Council, a joint government […]

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Fleet and Heavy Haulage News Roundup

Published June 11, 2019

There are some new developments in platooning and smart motorways here in the UK. To help both fleet owners and heavy haulage drivers, we’ve rounded up the latest heavy haulage updates. There are updates about platooning and UK smart motorway plans. Platooning in 2019   Last year, in May, we discussed the trial of a new platooning […]

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UK Food Logistics Roundup

Published May 13, 2019

According to the Food & Drink Federation, the food and drink industry is the biggest manufacturing sector in the United Kingdom. The industry has a turnover of £104 billion, with healthy food products a vital investment for 2019.  To help our food logistics and supply chain customers, and anyone involved with trailer hire for food […]

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