Bibby Distribution has unveiled two new longer semi-trailers featuring the livery of crisp and snack manufacturer Tayto Group. The trailers feature the Real Crisps and Mr Porky brands. Bibby Distribution said the longer semi-trailers were particularly suited to Tayto’s needs to move a low weight, high volume product and its strategy to ensure on-shelf availability while decreasing its carbon footprint. Nigel Smith, Tayto’s supply chain director, said: “The introduction of these two new trailers is very exciting for us at […]
When the government launched its longer semi-trailer trial in December last year the question posed by many of the 180 hauliers involved was: 14.6m or 15.65m? As part of its 10-year pilot scheme, the DfT has handed out 1,811 permits, approximately 900 of each size. However, the RHA tells MT that its members – who make up two-thirds of the operators in the trial – have expressed a preference to run the longest option. RHA policy director Jack Semple says: […]
Bibby Distribution has won a three-year contract with edible oils and fats manufacturer AAK.
The head of logistics at The Co-operative Food would welcome any move by the DfT to expand the scope of the longer semi-trailer trial. Co-operative Food has spent £348,000 getting its full allocation of eight of the 15.65m trailers (the longest of the two variants) on the road. The Gray & Adams command rear-steer, box-van trailers are being used for trunking picked orders of ambient goods from Co-operative’s NDC at Prologis Park in Coventry, heading into depots that present access […]