Gist takes on 50 new reefers

George Barrow
January 21, 2021

Gist has taken delivery of 50 new Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers through rental firm TIP Trailer Services.

The new arrivals are all based on 13.4m Schmitz trailer chassis with a single compartment controlled by a Thermo King transport SLXi-200 refrigeration system.

Since 2014, many of Gist’s replacement trailers have been added through TIP on long term agreements with the latest batch taking the total number of trailers on rent with Gist to 400.

Mike Furnival, TIP Trailer Services MD, said: “When we first started working with Gist back in 2014, initially as a peak season reefer supplier, it was the start of what has now become a really strong partnership. In that time TIP and Gist have developed a very positive working relationship to the extent that TIP now supplies all Gist’s new trailers on various leasing agreements.”

Lee Costen, Gist operations controller said: “We currently use TIP for leasing new build trailers as well as for both short and long-term reefer rental for the Christmas peak times, with our trailer fleet covering single and double deck trailers for both fridge and ambient applications."

"The strength of TIP as a company is that they have been totally flexible in their dealings with us as a customer, always bringing new ideas to the table,” added Costen.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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