The new curtainside trailers are being supplied by Cartwright Group and are fitted with front and rear air management equipment, which is expected to deliver significant operational efficiencies. Due to their lightweight construction, the new trailers will also help to maximise payload.
The trailers also feature ‘Safeside’ curtains, certified to EN12642XL for unrestrained loads, along with a new load restraint system which allows various load heights and profiles to be secured to the floor of the chassis with rave to rave strapping, in line with current loading best practice.
Norbert Dentressangle is responsible for all of Carlsberg’s UK primary distribution, including managing the flow of materials, i.e., cans, bottles and kegs, and finished product, into and out of the Carlsberg brewery in Northampton, management of the container yard, involving the receipt, sorting and inspection of empty kegs and management of Carlsberg’s national distribution centre, also in Northampton.
The company is also responsible for the primary transportation of both small pack products into retailers’ RDCs, kegged product into Carlsberg’s own secondary distribution network and the movement of tanked beer for major events, such as music festivals.
In addition to supporting improved operational efficiency, environmental performance and health and safety, the new trailers will be in full Carlsberg livery, extending the reach of the brewer’s ‘That Calls for a Carslberg’ advertising campaign.
Mark Callow, Head of Fleet for Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK Ltd said: "We continue to invest in the latest equipment in order to deliver the best possible service to our customers, as well as reducing fuel consumption and the associated impact of our activities on the environment."