United Biscuits has taken delivery of 20 tri-axle longer semi-trailers from Cartwright. The own-account operator, known for brands such as KP Nuts, Jaffa Cakes and McVities, is running the 15.6m curtainsiders from its DC in Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire. The rear command-steer trailers are painted in six different liveries and have insulated load bearing curtains to protect their chocolate products. Rob Wright, United Biscuits UK and Ireland logistics controller, said: “We can now get 60 pallets on these longer […]
The DAF CF, Scania P-Series, Mercedes-Benz Actros and MAN TGX go head-to-head for Motor Transport Fleet Truck of the Year, sponsored by Texaco, when the Motor Transport Awards take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 4 July.
Yusen Logistics is to spend some £9m upgrading its fleet and IT systems after merging its road transport operations with its air and sea freight forwarding businesses last year. Some £7m will be spent on a combination of vehicles and mechanical handling equipment as well as trailers including pillar-less tri-axles with sliding suzies, and its Department for Transport allocation of five 15.65m trailers. The IT investment will see £2.2m spent on infrastructure and its transport management software. MD Ian Veitch, […]
The 35th Motor Transoport Awards are now open for entries and to allow more time for companies to prepare entries the deadline has been set for 9 April. The shortlist will be announced at the CV Show on 9 June and, after a virtual awards ceremony in 2020, the announcement of the winners and presentation of the 20 trophies will return to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End on Thursday 2 September. For 35 years, the Motor Transport […]