Motor Transport understands Cheshire-based trailer manufacturer Cartwright Group has filed a notice to appoint an administrator. Calls to the Altrincham family business went unanswered but it is understood that the company has filed a notice to appoint Deloitte to handle its affairs. Cartwright Group can trace its history back to 1952 and it has grown into one of the UK’s leading trailer and commercial vehicle body and conversion manufacturers. In June, the group hailed its employees for their work in […]
A rate cut on a major contract with Debenhams, combined with the owner’s long-term absence due to serious illness, helped tip haulier PMP-Forward into administration, according to Portland Business Recovery.
Elddis Transport has put its first urban artic on the road, as an alternative to the 18-tonne rigids it usually operates within towns and cities. Comprising a 10-metre Lawrence David engineered trailer pulled by a Euro-5 New Actros, the configuration was trialled in Manchester earlier this year and provides four additional pallet spaces (20 compared to 16) over a rigid. Elddis will take delivery of more shorter trailers in 2013. It is also due to receive the remaining four New […]
Canute Haulage has invested more than £1.2m in 11 bespoke forklift trailers for its contract with materials equipment provider Barloworld Handling. The order includes nine 13.6m and two 10.9m trailers, with the latter designed for making deliveries within London and the south east. The tri-axle step frame trailers have curtainside bodywork with sliding roofs and were built by Andover Trailers. “The full height and full width power-toe ramps ensure a shallow loading angle, meaning we can accommodate even the lowest […]