CS2 Transport adds new 6x2 rigids to reefer fleet

CS2 Transport has added four new DAF CF 6x2 rigids to its 60-strong refrigerated fleet.

The specialist East Midlands temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution operator has chosen to add four new DAF CF 410 6x2 rigids with dual compartment Gray and Adams bodies. Cooling comes from a Thermo King T1000R Spectrum refrigeration system with access provided via a Dhollandia DH-SK 1500 kg retractable tail lift.

The four units are in service and operating out of the company’s depots in Chesterfield and Nottingham and are expected to cover more than 150,000km per year while on a five-year contract hire deal from DAF dealer A Herring Ltd

Managing director of CS2 Transport, Gary Turney, said: “We have a really strong relationship with A Herring Ltd as the DAF chassis is our HGV truck of choice, however for the first time, on their advice, we decided to switch to Thermo King refrigeration systems on our preferred G&A body specification. We were impressed by the approach that Marshall Fleet Solutions had to our business, in terms of specifying a multi-temperature system that fully met our requirements, whilst the standard two-year Thermo King warranty was a game changer for us. It certainly confirmed to us Thermo King and MFS’s confidence in the reliability and performance of its products.”

Volta Trucks appoints new CEO

Volta Trucks has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Essa Al-Saleh, and Executive Chairman, Carl-Magnus Norden, in preparation for its as it prepares to move ahead with the next stage of its corporate development. The company’s previous CEO, Rob Fowler, has stepped down for personal reasons but will remain a shareholder of the company.

Al-Saleh has been appointed as CEO of Volta Trucks AB and Volta Trucks Ltd as of April 12 having been Chairman of the Board of Directors since September 2020. Essa joined Volta Trucks from Agility Logistics where he spent 13 years as President and CEO. During that time, Agility grew from a one-country operation with 300 employees and $150m in revenue to a company operating in over 100 countries with 18,000 employees and $4bn in revenue.

Founder of Volta Trucks, Carl-Magnus Norden, will take up the position of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and will be confirmed at the company’s forthcoming AGM.

Commenting on his appointment, Essa Al-Saleh, said; “I’m very happy to be appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Volta Trucks, having been its Chairman of the Board since September. We are at a pivotal moment of a major transformation in the automotive industry. Volta Trucks is at the heart of this transformation, building the first full-electric large commercial vehicles to support the decarbonisation of logistics, improving city centre environments for all. At Agility Logistics, I had what I thought was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to scale a company into a truly global organisation. To be able to do it a second time is an exciting privilege, and I look forward to leading the company’s Management Team as we embark on the next stage of the company’s development and growth. I’d like to thank Rob for his pivotal efforts in leading the company over the past 14 months, and launching the Volta Zero, which has positioned Volta Trucks well for the next critical phase.”