Pets at Home expands its fleet of vehicles
Pets at Home has taken delivery of six new double deck step frame curtainsider trailers from Cheshire-based commercial vehicle manufacturer Cartwright.
This is the latest order by Pets at Home for Cartwright products and includes not only specification advice from the trailer manufacturer but also input from the expanding retailer’s drivers.
Special features include rear mounted Moffett forklift mounting kits, as well as a bungee rear-mounted load restraint strapping system installed on both the top and bottom decks together with EN12642XL curtains.
Pets at Home has also taken advantage of the available space on the side of the trailer to include newly designed digital printed livery on the curtains.
These new curtainsider trailers will carry a mix of the Pets at Home range of products between manufacturers and the company’s distribution centres at Northampton and Stoke as well as delivery to its network of almost 400 retail outlets throughout the UK.
The company currently has 56 double deck trailers, predominantly Cartwright, and eight single deck trailers, plus 41 all new Renault T range tractor units.
Campbell Baxter, Transport Manager of Pets at Home, commented: “We have updated the last specification of our last trailers from Cartwright for this latest order.
“We also asked our drivers to give their input about what they thought about the trailer specification and took their points into account.
“The build is typical Cartwright – a good solid trailer not only built to our specification but with their input as well which is always useful.
“Our relationship with Cartwright has been ongoing since well before we brought the product in-house. We have a good relationship and that will continue.”
Andy Jarvis, Technical Sales Manager of Cartwright, added: “Pets at Home is a long established and valued customer of Cartwright and we have worked closely with them to create this latest specification trailer in order to meet their specific requirements.”