Iceland takes 43 Cartwright reefers

Deeside, UK: Iceland has added 43 Cartwright multi-temperature refrigerated trailers to its fleet.

Iceland has used Cartwright’s trailers since 2014 and this order is the result of collaboration between Iceland, Cartwright and XPO that operate the distribution centres.

Following advice from Cartwright and XPO, Iceland switched from tandem axle to tri-axle trailers which provided operational benefits and better residual values.

The trailers have lift axles to help manoeuvrability, Thermo King Spectrum fridges and DHollandia tail-lifts.

The trailers are the first to have co-branded livery with Iceland and the Food Warehouse.

The trailers were supplied under contract hire from Cartwright Finance Sales. The trailers will be maintained by Cartwright Fleet Services working together with Iceland’s VMU’s.

Dave Rowlands, Iceland’s operations and contracts manager, said: “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.

“The trailers were in service from November 1st, were delivered ahead of time and the quality is good,” he said.

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