Cartwright Group has purchased a 26-acre site in Belton, North Lincolnshire to create a new flagship base for Cartwright Conversions. Led by MD Mark Cartwright, Cartwright Group currently build trailers and commercial vehicle bodies at its 38-acre site in Altrincham, with Cartwright Conversions operating from Doncaster. The conversions business was launched in 2016 and is led by commercial and operations director Steve Shaw. It produces a range of specialised vehicles including ambulances, mobility, welfare, police and security vehicles for clients […]
Retailer Asda has taken delivery of the last of 187 new trucks from Scania, comprising 120 for its retail distribution fleet, 55 for its primary distribution network and 12 for its petroleum distribution fleet.
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 […]
Trailer hire specialist Hireco has launched a novel way of selling its ex-rental trailers – an eBay-style auction website. Buyers will be able to log in, browse the trailers for sale and make bids, receiving email notifications if they have been outbid before the auction ends.