NFT Distribution has bought 40 Schmitz Cargobull trailers as part of an ongoing fleet replacement programme. The new, deep freeze trailers will be used to move products from producers to consolidation centres and DCs across the UK. The temperature controlled food and drink operator chose to start replacing its older reefers with Schmitz-Cargobull models three years ago, after a 12 month trial. The trailers have been fitted with side skirts and roof vortex generators to decrease drag, as NFT predicted […]
Whose story is it anyway? In the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast, Chris Walton puts the team’s news knowledge to the test as they recap the industry’s hottest headlines. The team look at the pallet sector and its potential for consolidation and, if you’ve been lost in the various Widdowson saga headlines, Chris Druce neatly summarises the story so far. Listen to the podcast on Soundcloud or iTunes, and be sure to subscribe so not to miss out […]
The Co-operative Group’s consolidation of its logistics operations in the South West at a new operating centre in Avonmouth will be completed by April, despite continuing concerns from union Unite. The group’s food wing ceased operations at Chelston, Torbay earlier this month and the Co-op’s Portbury, Bristol site will close on 6 April. In a statement the retailer said operations at the Avonmouth depot commenced in October with the first inbound deliveries of ambient product. It added that 42 warehouse […]
Yearsley Logistics has put 35 additional Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers into operation.