Waitrose’s sustainable approach to temperature controlled transport will be among key discussion topics during seminars at this year’s TCS&D exhibition, being held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 13th and 14th September 2017.

Justin Laney, General Manager of Fleet at the John Lewis Partnership, will detail the benefits Waitrose has gained from introducing bio-methane trucks to its fleet, including reduced carbon emissions, improved air quality and reduced noise.

After successful trials last year, the business has just committed to more than quadrupling the number of bio-methane trucks in its fleet – from 12 to 53 – by the end of 2017.

He said: “Our business is committed to helping the environment and the John Lewis Partnership has a long history of using alternative fuels.

“Bio-methane can yield significant benefits in the distribution of temperature controlled loads. Following successful trials for Waitrose, we intend to use the vehicles across the majority of our heavy truck fleet.”

Other speakers at TCS&D include Nick Hay, CEO of Fowler Welch, who will discuss temperature controlled storage and distribution of the future, and Chris Sturman, CEO of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation, who will share key industry issues in relation to Brexit. All seminars are free to attend, and complement TCS&D 2017 – the UK’s only dedicated exhibition for temperature controlled storage and distribution.

Exhibitors at this year’s show include transport refrigeration specialists Carrier Transicold, GAH and Hubbard Products; materials handling experts Aisle-Master, Combilift, SSI Schaefer and UniCarriers UK, trailer manufacturers Cartwright Group, Chereau, Krone and Montracon, and truck manufacturer IVECO.

To register to attend TCS&D 2017, or for more information and the seminar programme please visit www.tcsdshow.com.