Temperature-controlled operator Gist has chosen Carrier Transicold’s Vector 1550 refrigeration system for its renewal of its trailer fleet. Mounted on Gray & Adams trailers, Gist will replace 91 of its older trailers which will be used predominantly to move food products around the UK. Gist said it hopes to run the new trailers for 12 years, with each one clocking up an annual 2,000 hours on the road. The company has a long-standing business relationship with Carrier Transicold, and said […]
Tesco has taken delivery of its first temperature-controlled drawbar vehicle, which will be used to make deliveries to its convenience stores.
Gist blamed one-off pension costs and retailers’ squeezing of supply chain providers for a 23% fall in pre-tax profit last year, but it still saw turnover rise by 7.2%. For the year ended 31 December 2011 pre-tax profit fell to just under £18.8m, from £24.5m the previous year. However, turnover rose 7.2% year-on-year from £379m to £406m. Gist chief executive Martin Gwynn told Motortransport.co.uk: “Business performance remains robust. Excluding the effect of the one-off pension charges, profit increased year-on-year despite […]
Dunlop Motorsport has added two temperature-controlled trailers to its fleet to help maintain a constant temperature when transporting its tyres.