Iceland has added 43 new multi-temperature trailers to its HGV fleet serving stores from distribution centres.
The tri-axle trailers, which can carry a bigger payload than tandem axle ones, are the first to bear the branding of both Iceland and The Food Warehouse.
They come equipped with a Thermo King Spectrum fridge and Dhollandia tail lift.
They were supplied in a contract hire package by Cartwright as a result of collaboration with XPO Logistics, which manages Iceland distribution centres.
The trailers will be maintained as part of the deal by Cartwright Fleet Services working with Iceland’s vehicle maintenance unit.
“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,” said Dave Rowlands, Iceland’s operations and contracts manager.
Cartwright national account director Andrew Holliday said: “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 specification additions.”