TNT UK has placed an order for 192 aerodynamic box trailers with Cartwright. The trailers feature the Cheetah Fastback aerodynamic sloping roof, an aerodynamic aerofoil, and modular side skirts that allow repairs to be done quickly to minimise vehicle downtime. The two parties have worked together to adjust the trailers’ front and rear aerodynamics to ensure that potential damage costs are minimised. The new trailer fleet will feature TNT’s recently launched ‘the people network’ branding. Steve Davis, TNT UK’s national […]
TIP Trailer Services UK has acquired the entire share capital of Bell Trailers (Rental), adding a fleet of 1,400 trailers to its 13,000 strong trailer portfolio.
Arrow XL has spent £500,000 on 19 new double deck trailers for its fleet, which it said will provide greater efficiencies in terms of fleet capacity, fuel economy and environmental footprint.
The transport and logistics sector is set for a flurry of mergers and acquisitions this year, according to advisory firm KPMG, following a year of subdued activity in 2011. Steffen Wagner, European head of transport transactions at KPMG, says: “This year certainly took off to a promising start. Many companies, particularly in the logistics segment, are sitting on full coffers and are ready for increased strategic acquisitions.” He adds that any activity will rely on three main factors: GDP development […]