Gist has added the first 44 pallet refrigerated double-deckers to its fleet, increasing its pallet-carrying capacity by 10%. The 20 temperature-controlled trailers, supplied by Gist’s long-term trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams, are tailored for deliveries of chilled foods, dairy products and cut flowers to retailers across the UK and the Continent. They have been introduced to some of its high volume routes where more capacity is needed. The operator chose the increased-capacity trailers after it scrapped its plans to build […]
Consortium Jigsaw Solutions is introducing six double-deck trailers on its Indesit contract in a move that will cut out an estimated 340,000 road miles annually. Moving goods from the white goods manufacturer’s central DC in Raunds, Northamptonshire, to six home delivery satellite warehouses using the new Cartwright trailers should save around 25 weekly vehicle journeys. Andy Humpherson, MD at Jigsaw Solutions, says: “These new trailers represent a significant investment by our business and will enhance our ability to provide a […]
The Co-operative Group, which has said it would welcome the opportunity to trial more longer semi-trailers, has become one of the first customers to receive Dolphin aerodynamic truck bodies from Gray & Adams. The Dolphin is named because of its streamlined profile, which is designed to maximise fuel-efficiency and therefore reduce CO2 emissions. The design, fitted in this example to two 26-tonne Scania chassis, features cappings that follow the curvature of the roof, and a vortex generator to smooth the […]
The threat of industrial action at Gist has ended, with union Unite stating the argument over pay at a Hemel Hempstead DC run on behalf of Marks & Spencer has been resolved.