The units were supplied by Cartwright, with the trailer maker working with Iceland’s logistics partner XPO on the specification. Cartwright has supplied Iceland since 2014, and this is its largest order to date.
The trailers feature a lift axle for added manoeuvrability when delivering to stores, as well as benefiting from improved stability with the tri-axle. All are equipped with a Thermo King Spectrum fridge and Dhollandia tail-lift.
Supplied on contract hire through Cartwright Finance Sales, the units are maintained by Cartwright Fleet Services working with Iceland’s vehicle maintenance units.
The units were delivered ahead of schedule, in November.
Dave Rowlands, Iceland’s operations and contracts manager, says: “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 Cartwright trailers are the first in the Iceland fleet to feature the retailer’s co-branded livery with Iceland and The Food Warehouse.