The Cartwright Group has won an order to supply their long-term supermarket customer Asda with 60 double-deck curtainside trailers and 10 double-deck box vans.
The curtainsiders feature a hydraulic moving deck system, allowing it to accommodate a mix of cages and pallets of ambient-temperature produce.
Jon Wilcock, regional sales director at Cartwright, said: “Both engineering teams have worked very closely to further develop and improve the tailored design that has evolved from the previous major orders from Asda. We are delighted that we have not only created a bespoke trailer for Asda, but have significantly evolved the product so as to meet their operational requirements.”
Peter Hey, Procurement Manager of national fleets for Asda, said: “Safety and compliance are high priorities for Asda on all our trailers, and our major aim for this and the previous order, was to comply with ENXL [load security] standard. There were challenges in bringing a trailer of this type up to ENXL standard but the evolution of the design from Cartwright overcame any obstacles resulting in improvements on our previous trailers.”
Cartwright’s Fleet Services arm also undertook a three-month programme to convert 236 older trailers to meet the EXNL standard, ensuring their longevity on the Asda fleet.