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 […]
Refrigerated distribution specialist FreshLinc has taken delivery of four new longer semi-trailers from Gray & Adams. The four 14.6m long trailers, fitted with Carrier Vector dual-temperature fridges and BPW self-steer axles, can carry 28 pallets each – two more than a standard 13.6m trailer. They will be used for intensive trunking operations between Spalding, Lincs, and Scotland. Group fleet engineer Andy Marchant told MT.co.uk the trailers, which cost around £220,000 in all, had been constructed with extra strengthening components a […]
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 […]
Expected fuel savings of 7% have prompted Waitrose to order a new batch of Gray & Adams trailers, which been developed with Cambridge University.