Tesco has taken delivery of 25 new refrigerated longer semi-trailers in order to help it achieve its aim of reducing carbon emissions. It will operate the new trailers from its RDCs in Avonmouth, Livingston and Peterborough, and each can carry six more cages than a standard 13.6m trailer. Tesco fleet engineering manager Cliff Smith said: “That represents an increase in productivity of more than 13%, so the potential benefits in terms of reduced vehicle movements and lower emissions are obvious.” […]
There is to be no mandatory registration and testing scheme for trailers, after a review found human error is a far more common reason for serious incidents.
Turkey farmer and supplier Bernard Matthews has renewed its storage and distribution contract with XPO Logistics for a further three years.
Tesco has strengthened its zero-emission home delivery fleet with the addition of 30 new fully-electric refrigerated vans, equipped with E-200 units from Thermo King.