The turkey on your table this Christmas may have had a ride in one of Bernard Matthews’ six new Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers, which the poultry retailer took delivery of in a new livery in time for its peak season.

The trailers, which replaced older models on the brand’s 41-strong fleet, carry products from sites in Great Witchingham in Holton, Suffolk, to third-party distributors across the UK.

Bernard Matthews transport operations manager Jeff Hellmore said the German manufacturer was “top of the list” for replacing the trailers.

“We’ve always been very happy with our previous purchases and know from experience that a Schmitz Cargobull trailer is a high-quality, cost-effective trailer.”

The turkey supplier has also renewed its national warehousing and distribution contract with XPO Logistics, which will manage the brand’s logistics operation over the next three years.