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 […]
Great Bear has won a contract to manage distribution and warehousing for high street brands Hello Kitty, Tresemmé, Babyliss and Cuisinart. As part of the deal, the Tattenhall-based company is to manage the UK distribution centre for Conair, the US firm behind a range of brands in the personal care products and small appliances sectors. Once fully operational, the 230,000ft² Conair centre at Chorley in Lancashire will expect to handle 11 million units per year for delivery to major high […]
Fashion retailer Asos has been dragged into the row over the high penalty charges applied by some retailers to suppliers whose vehicles deliver outside agreed times or present goods in what is deemed to be a non-compliant fashion.
Trailer manufacturer Montracon has launched a full length double-deck reefer trailer following demand from operators for greater carrying capacity within the standard 13.6m trailer length. The 4.7m high straight frame trailer, called Jumbo during its development, has a 3.2m internal height creating 150m3 internal capacity. It can carry up to 52 UK pallets, or 66 Euro-sized pallets, using adjustable decking beams. Sales and marketing director Paul Mead says the trailer fills a gap in its refrigerated range. “It will appeal […]