Cartwright launches new fridge trailer for the air cargo market

Cartwright's new Air Cargo trailer

Altringham-based Cartwright, in collaboration with Dutch family trailer manufacturer Burgers Carrosserie, has launched a new fridge trailer for the European air cargo market.

Revealed in Aalsmeer near Amsterdam, the 10-tonne trailer has a 15-tonne kingpin and a high tensile steel chassis neck. Inside, there’s a roller bed system with an auto down safety feature, which lowers the rollers to ensure to pallets are on the floor when in transit. Carrier Transicold's Vector HEV 19 Mono refrigeration system ensures the trailer remains cool.

Its internal width of 2,495mm  allows for 33 Euro pallets or 2 x 3,000mm high and 2 x 2,900mm high air cargo pallets. Cartwright says the trailer has been designed to “carry various products from pharmaceutical items, general freight and different air cargo pallets.”

Cartwright’s sales manager, Jeroen Kusters, said: “We have identified a need for a new player in the sector and we believe this new Cartwright fridge trailer can fill this gap in the market.”

The cost of the trailer may vary - one Cartwright spokesperson said: “This [the cost] is dependent on the final specification; while the core of the trailer is standard, the customer has many options to personalise the finished product to their exact specification.”

Cartwright has since received its first order for the new tri-axled unit, which will see the trailer operated across the Benelux and throughout Germany.

Kusters added: “Our next step this year will be to demonstrate the fridge trailer in Germany where we believe there is great potential for this new trailer.”

Cartwright said that, with regards to bringing the trailer to the UK, its “fifth wheel height is 1,050mm and is designed to meet the European requirement to operate under the 4m threshold while offering the maximum capacity.”

Truck racing deal agreed

Truck racing

Sport UK has announce it has reached an agreement with the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) to manage the commercial rights of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship.

Truck Sport UK’s Stuart Oliver says “With immediate effect Truck Sport UK will promote market and manage all British Truck Racing activities. Truck Sport UK believes that British Truck Racing has great commercial potential and along with its partner, Road Transport Media, will work to expand the sport to a wider public and industrial marketplace.”

The 2020 Championship will comprise seven rounds, starting and finishing at Brands Hatch, and visiting Pembrey twice, Thruxton, Donington and Snetterton.

Alongside the racing, the successful “Convoy in the Park” event will return to Donington Park on 22/23 August together with two events new for 2020. “Convoy on the Plain” will be held at Thruxton on 27/28 June and “Convoy Cymru” at Pembrey on 3/4 October. More “Convoy” branded events are planned for 2021.

More information on the truck racing will shortly be available at www.btrc.co .