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 […]
Five operators are shortlisted for the Safety in Operation Award, sponsored by Zenith, at the Motor Transport Awards 2018: Bibby Distribution; Expect Distribution; O’Donovan Waste Disposal; Owens Group UK and Suttons Transport Group. The winner will be revealed on 4 July.
The boss of one of the largest own-account fleets in the country, Morrisons, has launched a robust defence of the longer semi-trailer trial claiming it has helped it deliver a 6.5% productivity saving since the trial began.
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