Long game play: Are LCVs right for your fleet?

As they travel the Ontario-Quebec corridor between Windsor and Riviere-du-Loup, several of Giant Tiger’s tractor-trailers pull a decidedly longer tail. More than 10 of them take the form of long combined vehicles (LCVs) each day and their paired 53-foot trailers.

LCVs are an important part of our operation, “says James Johnstone, the associate vice president of the discount retailer-transport.

Of course the right to transport such configurations is still severely restricted. Additional requirements apply to everything from under-the-hood horsepower, to braking and stability systems, driver training and permissible routes. But they do deliver more than extra volumes of freight per driver. There are potential gains in safety and the environment too.

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