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. Speaking at the IGD Supply Chain conference in London last week Malcolm Basey, supply chain director at Morrisons, said that the supermarket giant had “taken advantage” of the re-allocation of longer semi-trailers in September. It runs 38 15.65m trailers and will take delivery […]
Trailer manufacturer Montracon has launched a full length double-deck reefer trailer following demand from operators for greater carrying capacity within the standard 13.6m trailer length. The 4.7m high straight frame trailer, called Jumbo during its development, has a 3.2m internal height creating 150m3 internal capacity. It can carry up to 52 UK pallets, or 66 Euro-sized pallets, using adjustable decking beams. Sales and marketing director Paul Mead says the trailer fills a gap in its refrigerated range. “It will appeal […]
Morrisons is to begin making home deliveries in London next week as it continues to increase the reach of its online grocery offer.