Gray & Adams twin-deck semi-trailer for Creed Foodservice

Commercial Motor
January 30, 2018


Staverton-based independent wholesaler Creed Foodservice has taken delivery of its first twin-deck semi-trailer from Gray & Adams.

The new lifting-deck trailer, which features a Carrier Vector 1950 multi-temperature refrigeration system, includes a sloping roof and aerodynamically profiled panel cappings.

It is based at the firm’s main distribution hub in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and travels to a centre in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, transporting chilled and ambient products in cages - it can accommodate 36 on each deck, as well as another 15 in the neck.

Creed supplies more than 6,000 lines across multi-temperature categories to chefs and caterers across the UK. Operations Controller Richard Frost said: “We were previously sending two articulated tractors units, each pulling a single-deck trailer, down to High Wycombe five nights a week.

“However, the increased carrying capacity of the lifting-deck trailer means we can now do the same job with a single truck. It’s a round trip of 285 miles, which means we’ll be covering 74,100 fewer road miles each year. The manufacturer provided us initially with a lifting-deck trailer for trial, so we could make sure it was going to suit our operation.

“It has also delivered a programme of training for our operational personnel which was exceptionally well received.”

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