F Edmondson & Sons increases productivity with its first Cartwright Drawbars

Commercial Motor
October 1, 2019

F Edmondson & Sons has been benefitting from increased hauling capacity as a result of purchasing its first Cartwright drawbar trailers. They have been coupled to low-ride Mercedes-Benz Actros 1840 4x2 prime-movers.

After initial trials of a similar design saw increased productivity, the Morecombe-based specialist furniture carrier opted for the Cartwright units, which it collected a month ago.

Russell Edmondson, director of F Edmondson & Sons said: “The two new drawbars, which have demountable boxes, now have an extra 20% volume capacity over our existing drawbars, and an extra 10% capacity over our 13.6m Cartwright mega trailers.”

Since the arrival of the new trucks, the company has seen a 10% increase in fuel saving, which Edmondson says is a result of the reduced number of trips taken because of the increased load capacity.

“We are delighted with these vehicles, particularly with the fact that they can now accommodate more furniture. This is good news in terms of both improved operational efficiency and a reduced carbon footprint,” Edmondson added.

So far, despite the positive performance of the Cartwright drawbar trailers, Edmondson is not ordering any more until the outcome of Brexit is confirmed, as he’d like to use them in continental Europe. Currently, the trailers are only operating on routes in the UK.

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