Retailer Diverts Bridge Problem

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Retailer diverts bridge problem
9th October 2017

By Karen Pickwick

Pets at Home, which has a network of more than 400 stores, had a problem with bridge access in the south east and asked south Manchester-based Cartwright to help.

A long-established customer of Cartwright, Britain’s biggest pet retailer usually orders double deck step frame curtainsider trailers, but on this occasion needed a specific solution to accommodate a particular contract in the south east. So Cartwright has built (fleet specification) straight frame tri-axle curtainsider semi-trailers with an overall height of four metres.

The curtainsider trailers, resplendent in Pets At Home green livery and with have buckle-less operated curtain tensioning, are now on the road, and accessing low bridges efficiently as a result of their lower height.

Pets At Home has also ordered an urban tandem axle box van with rear steer from Cartwright specifically for delivery of products from its RDCs into its high street stores.

The company recently acquired a number of smaller non-retail park stores and this new trailer offers the manoeuvrability the company needs to take its products into the high street.

This one-off order could lead to further orders for urban tandem axle box vans from Cartwright as the company has an increasing requirement for delivery to these town centre locations in addition to existing out-of-town stores.

Campbell Baxter, fleet and compliance manager at Pets at Home, said: “We are very pleased with these latest trailers from Cartwright and particularly because they give Pets at Home the flexibility to access smaller, non-retail park locations.”