There are just four days left to enter the Motor Transport Awards – don’t miss the chance for your operation to be considered for the road transport industry’s Oscars. There are 16 different categories that operators can fight for (see the full list below), and the deadline for entry is 28 March. Contact Angela Jones on 020 8652 3818 or Louise Palmer on 020 8652 8583 to enter. The categories are: • Apprenticeship of the Year, sponsored by The Cartwright […]
Wincanton were the big winners at the 32nd annual Motor Transport Awards last night, taking home Haulier of the Year against some stiff competition in the shape of Elddis Transport and Abbey Logistics – both of which were looking to take the biggest prize in transport for a second and third time respectively. As is now almost traditional at the MT Awards, DPD took home a handful of prizes; including awards for Innovation; Customer Care and Home Delivery Operator of […]
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 […]
Two governmental bodies have dispelled operators’ fears by confirming that the Jimmy Beam Down Light (JBDL) system can be fitted to new-build trailers under current legislation and does not require type approval.