The Co-operative Group, which has said it would welcome the opportunity to trial more longer semi-trailers, has become one of the first customers to receive Dolphin aerodynamic truck bodies from Gray & Adams. The Dolphin is named because of its streamlined profile, which is designed to maximise fuel-efficiency and therefore reduce CO2 emissions. The design, fitted in this example to two 26-tonne Scania chassis, features cappings that follow the curvature of the roof, and a vortex generator to smooth the […]
Co-operative Group writes to its drivers to deny that it plans to outsource its entire transport operation
The Co-operative Group has written to all of its 1,000 drivers this week to reassure them the group has no plans to outsource its remaining transport operations.
Refrigerated distribution specialist FreshLinc has taken delivery of four new longer semi-trailers from Gray & Adams. The four 14.6m long trailers, fitted with Carrier Vector dual-temperature fridges and BPW self-steer axles, can carry 28 pallets each – two more than a standard 13.6m trailer. They will be used for intensive trunking operations between Spalding, Lincs, and Scotland. Group fleet engineer Andy Marchant told MT.co.uk the trailers, which cost around £220,000 in all, had been constructed with extra strengthening components a […]
Watch what happened at the Microlise Transport Conference last month, when Motortransport.co.uk chaired a debate between seven of the eight major truck manufacturers, who were looking ahead to what the market holds for all in road transport in 2020.