Cartwright has been working closely with major customer ASDA to produce this fridge longer semi trailer which will operate out of ASDA’s Falkirk, Bedford and Lutterworth sites supporting the retail giant’s nationwide network.
These new LSTs will carry both frozen and chilled produce and are command steer which is the Cartwright preference on 15.650 overall length with the trideck steering system. Otherwise the new longer semi trailers have standard specification of full aerodynamic features with all the benefits of the Cheetah system.
Darren Holland Group Sales Director of Cartwright commented: "This has been a very exciting project for both Cartwright and ASDA. The end product is the result of a committee approach with ASDA unions, operatives and their engineers involved in the specification and design. In all about 30 people have been involved so it has been a great team effort with our people."
These new LSTs will play an integral part in the ASDA campaign to reduce the company’s carbon footprint through reduced miles on the road with the advantage of more product moved and greater fuel savings.
Chris Hall, ASDA’s National Transport Manager commented: "As an environmentally conscious major retailer committed to consistently improving our carbon footprint through a reduction in miles on the road and improved fuel savings, we are fully supportive of longer semi-trailers.
"Our investment in a new fleet of dual temperature refrigerated longer semi-trailers is not only evidence of our continued ‘green’ policy, but of our ongoing partnership with Cartwright who have worked closely with our teams on this order.
"This is undoubtedly one of our most exciting distribution initiatives and will help us to maintain our position at the forefront of innovation in retail distribution."