Freshlinc chooses Schmitz Cargobull reefers because of the residuals
Food distribution is a cut-throat sector and the ability to maintain a margin requires every part, whether inanimate or human, to play its part. The deal to add 50 Schmitz reefers takes its temperature controlled tri-axle trailer fleet to 325.
The manufacturer claims its products ‘achieve a residual value of approximately 20% more than any competitor of an equivalent specification’. It’s a statement that Andy Marchant, fleet engineer for Freshlinc, agrees with.
“Schmitz Cargobull equipment offers a build quality and residual value over and above others in the marketplace. This allows us to take advantage of competitive rental rates which are based primarily on the anticipated condition of the trailers when they finish their life on our fleet.
“We keep coming back for the simple reason that Schmitz has hit the nail on the head with a well-built piece of kit which holds its value and perfectly suits our European operations,” he added.
Freshlinc will use the new trailers to bring flowers into the UK from Holland. The 50 new trailers are expected to remain on the Freshlinc fleet for five years and are supported by a 10 year anti-corrosion warranty and five year structural warranty.
North Wales' first truckstop opened in Deeside
North Wales’ first truckstop opened in Deeside, Flintshire earlier this month, with space for 50 trucks.
Dandy’s North Wales Truck Stop opened on the Deeside industrial estate on 10 January and offers secure parking for hauliers for £15 per night.
A spokeswoman for Dandy’s Topsoil, the garden supplies firm that operates the truckstop, told Commercialmotor.com that it opened the site as there was “nowhere for trucks to park” on the industrial estate and the nearest truckstop was located at Lymm Services near Warrington, Cheshire.
The £100m truck stop, located on the A55 at Deeside, has barrier entry and exits, floodlit perimeter fencing, male and female shower facilities and a café serving food from 6am to 10pm.