New “teardrop” trailers helping to minimise Dulux's environmental impact

27/05/2009 Return to news archive

Drivers transporting the company’s paint products in the UK are using new “teardrop” trailers which are helping to minimise the impact on the environment. Eight new curtain-sided trailers are being used by logistics provider TDG - a Dulux supply chain partner for more than 20 years - following an environmental review.

The distinctive teardrop shape creates a full-length curve over the whole roof, which minimizes drag. This dramatically improves the aerodynamics and means a 10 percent saving on fuel and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 100 tons a year for the fleet compared with standard curtain-sided trailers.

Sustainability and the environment are very important to us and TDG have worked hard to help us reach our targets.

The introduction of these aerodynamic trailers is another step in the right direction and is a part of our Step Towards Greener initiative. We will continue to work together to ensure we can further minimize the impact of our transport. Added Roger White, Business Improvement Manager at TDG: “We are committed to supporting Dulux’s environmental agenda, not only with these vehicles, but also with our other initiatives, such as recovery of cardboard and polythene waste.” The new trailers will be used on UK operations from Goole and Stowmarket.