ND buys 153 Cartwright trailers for Carlsberg contract
The multi-million pound investment will see the operator bring a new Carlsberg-liveried trailer fleet into its primary distribution operation.
The trailers are expected to maximise payload, due to their lightweight construction, and are fitted with front and rear air management equipment.
They will also feature Cartwright’s Safeside curtains for unrestrained loads, as well as a new load restraint system to allow various load heights and sizes to be secured using rave to rave strapping.
Head of fleet for Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK, Mark Callow, said: “We continue to invest in the latest equipment in order to deliver the best possible service to our customers, as well as reducing fuel consumption and the associated impact of our activities on the environment.”
ND is responsible for all of the drinks manufacturer’s UK primary distribution and moves items such as cans, bottles, kegs and finished product out of its Northampton brewery.
The contract also covers the management of Carlsberg’s NDC, also in Northampton, and the receipt, sorting and inspection of empty kegs.
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The trailers will be built by Cartwright and follows the parcel delivery network’s initial allocation of four LSTs last year, which were put into operation at its sites in Bellshill, Telford, Thetford and Northampton.
The additional trailers are due to be put into operation over the next six months and will feature an aerodynamic front to both increase capacity and reduce wind drag.
Head of operations Brian McCarthy said: “Feedback from those depots to have trialled our initial allocation earlier this year has been extremely positive, and we look forward to allowing more of our depots to reap the same benefits when we take delivery of the longer vehicles over the coming months.”
The DfT relaunched the trial earlier this year to allow operators to dictate whether they wanted to run the 14.6m or 15.65m trailer variation.
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