Iceland goes in hot for multi-temp trailers

George Barrow
January 16, 2020

Frozen food supermarket Iceland has just added 43 Cartwright multi-temperature refrigerated trailers to its fleet.

The order comes following advice from Cartwright and XPO – who run Iceland’s distribution centres – resulting in the supermarket upgrading its tandem axle unit to tri-axle trailers. After looking at the operational usage of the trailers, and considering the residual value of the tri-axles, Iceland decided to opt for the new trailers fitted with a Thermo King Spectrum fridges and DHollandia tail lifts.

The trailers have been supplied under a full contract hire package through Cartwright Financial Sales and will be maintained by Cartwright Fleet Services.

Dave Rowlands, Iceland’s operations and contracts manager, said: “We have purchased Cartwright trailers in the past and XPO Logistics also has a relationship with the company, so this much larger order was a real opportunity for them to demonstrate how they could build a considerable number of trailers to the timelines and quality we required. The trailers were were delivered ahead of time and the quality is good.”

Andrew Holliday, national account director for Cartwright, added: “Iceland is a valued customer and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to provide this latest major order for them with an improved specification, new livery and indeed delivery ahead of schedule. Our relationship with XPO Logistics, also a highly valued Cartwright customer, enabled us to work together to provide a number of specification features in order to meet Iceland’s operational requirements including the enhanced residual value of the trailers through these additional specification additions.”

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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