Morrisons has been using a variety of vehicles supplied by Burnt Tree’s temperature-controlled rental business Refrigerental to support the opening of its M Local convenience stores. The supermarket is renting a mixture of car-derived vans, 3.5-tonne panel vans, and 7.5- and 18-tonne multi-temperature rigids. The vehicles are being used to transport products from DCs and large stores to smaller stores across the UK. The supermarket hopes to have around 200 M Local stores in operation by January 2015. A spokesman […]
Dairy producer Arla Foods has unveiled a new dual-purpose trailer to help eliminate empty running. The combination unit, constructed by Gray & Adams and Crossland Tankers, features a 19,000 litre milk tank with a refrigerated area above that can accommodate 85 milk cages or 22 pallets. The 12.2m long trailer, which Arla is using to deliver finished product from its Stourton transport hub to stores and regional DCs and collect raw milk from farms on the way back, is around […]
Unite is heading into further talks with Morrisons and Wincanton this week emboldened by support among affected members for a vote for industrial action up to a strike.
Marks & Spencer is to try out a liquid nitrogen-powered transport refrigeration unit (TRU) on one of its semi-trailers as part of its CO2-reduction strategy.