Press Release

Clear growth for TNT Network Logistics

Publish Date : 23 April 2004 at 16:30 CET -

TNT Network Logistics, the rapidly expanding multi-user division of TNT Logistics UK, has taken delivery of 250 Cartwright tri-axle clearspan curtainsided trailers.

The £4.25million order is the largest ever placed by TNT Network Logistics with a single trailer manufacturer and the first to feature a clearspan roof.

"We specified the clearspan roof, which has no posts along the length of the trailer, in order to provide both easier loading/unloading and a safer environment for drivers and operational staff," says David Bermingham, Managing Director.

TNT Network Logistics operates a total fleet of 800 vehicles through its network of 19 multi-user depots throughout the UK for more than 80 clients.

"The specification has evolved as we have worked with the team at Cartwright," explains Mr Bermingham. "We have a wide range of clients – from FMCG and children's toys to stationery and newspapers (through the Newsfast operation) – so we know precisely what is needed to produce the ultimate working trailer."

The order also includes 30 rigid vehicles, which are being bodied in Manchester by Cartwright, manufacturers of high quality and innovative trailer products.

Additional features for the trailers include Cartwright DOE approved sideguard aerodynamics, Knorr-Bremse KB90 Electronic Braking System, a 28mm Lamideck floor with a 5mm steel chequer plate at the rear and a 10mm fifth wheel plate designed to accommodate the intensive coupling and uncoupling of a multi-user operation.

Mr Bermingham adds: "This is a major investment by the business in state-of-the-art trailer technology. We have a long-standing professional relationship with Cartwright and this has allowed us to work together to produce the trailers most suited to our operations."

Page publication date: 23 April 2004 at 16:30 CET