Boots UK has received the first of 60 double decker trailers from Transdek and The Cartwright Group, which are intended to reduce its trunking mileage. The double-deck wedge trailers can accommodate 128 roll cages. This will improve the company’s individual trailer capacity, which is currently 104 cages per load. Boots said this increase in capacity should allow it to reduce its trunking fleet from 340 to 280 trailers, which will cut 216,000 road miles from its operation every year. Cartwright […]
Transdek UK will be exhibiting its Double Deck Urban Eco Trailer (DUET) at the Quiet Cities Global Summit at Twickenham Stadium later this month.
Mark Cartwright has been appointed as group MD of Cartwright Group, less than a month after the resignation of former joint MDs John and Steven Cartwright. Peter Cartwright continues as chairman and Lisa Cartwright as a director on the new board.
Gist has added the first 44 pallet refrigerated double-deckers to its fleet, increasing its pallet-carrying capacity by 10%. The 20 temperature-controlled trailers, supplied by Gist’s long-term trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams, are tailored for deliveries of chilled foods, dairy products and cut flowers to retailers across the UK and the Continent. They have been introduced to some of its high volume routes where more capacity is needed. The operator chose the increased-capacity trailers after it scrapped its plans to build […]