Asda to shave road miles with 45 Cartwright refrigerated longer semis

Posted on 4th July 2012 By Steve Clark

Asda has taken delivery of 45 dual-temperature refrigerated longer semi-trailers (LSTs) from manufacturer Cartwright, as part of its strategy to reduce road miles across the business.
Operating out of the supermarket giant’s Falkirk, Bedford and Lutterworth sites, the new LSTs will carry both frozen and chilled produce and feature command steer, which Cartwright recommends on 15.65m trailers fitted with a tri-deck steering system.
Darren Holland, group sales director at Cheshire-based Cartwright, says: “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.”
Asda says the new LSTs will play an integral part in its strategy 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 national transport manager, adds: “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.”
In March, Cartwright won Asda’s DIstribution Service Provider of the Year Award.

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