SEAT & SETRAM Launch Megatruck for Vehicle Transport in Spain
SEAT SA and SETRAM are at the forefront of sustainable road logistics and have launched the first megatruck for vehicle transport in Spain. Until now, SEAT SA has only been using this type of truck for transporting parts, but from now on it will also transport cars manufactured at SEAT Martorell to the Port of Barcelona, reducing the number of journeys and improving economic and environmental impacts.
The megatruck is 25.25 metres long and has a load capacity of 10-11 cars, depending on the model mix, compared to 8-9 for a traditional truck. Its annual transport volume is more than 8,600 vehicles, which represents a 12% improvement in daily productivity. Compared to a conventional four-axle truck, the megatruck reduces CO2 emissions by 10% per trip and reduces logistics costs by 11%. The main reason for this reduction is the improvement in fuel consumption efficiency per tonne transported, as the load capacity is increased by 4.75 metres in length, allowing up to three more cars to be loaded.
SEAT SA used a duo-trailer for the first time in 2018 in a pilot project for parts transport, although two years earlier it had already premiered the first gigatrailer, also in a testing phase. The company pioneered the use of both trucks in Spain, as part of its firm commitment to sustainable mobility for road transport. The use of the megatruck for vehicle transport reinforces the company’s commitment to sustainability and logistics efficiency, as part of its goal to reduce the impact of production to zero.