Durban-based TPI Truck and Trailer recently manufactured what is said to be the first flat-deck trailer capable of legally carrying high cube containers.

Developed by Dario Degano, a specialist designer of platform and lowbed trailers, the trailer makes use of a neck height dimension of less than 100mm and a GKM (Gross King Pin Mass) of 16 tons. Conventional standard semi-trailers usually have a neck height of 220mm and more.