Wholesaler Hunt’s Foodservice has taken delivery of 31 new vehicles fitted with Carrier Transicold refrigeration equipment – a mixture of replacements and new additions to its 120-strong fleet.
The heavy vehicles include three 7.5-tonne, two 12-tonne and six 18-tonne MAN rigids, respectively fitted with Supra 550, Supra 850 MT and Supra 1250 MT refrigeration units.
The remaining 20 are 3.5-tonne MAN vans with Pulsor 400 MT multi-temperature systems. All of the units were supplied with the supplier’s Evercold maintenance package, which includes an annual temperature control test and certificate, regulatory checks and 24/7 access to its incident management service.
The vehicles will be used up to six days a week to deliver frozen and chilled foods and the company expects to operate the vans for three years and the trucks for five.
“Our priority is maintaining the integrity of the cold chain when the doors are constantly being opened on demanding multi-drop routes, where customers are often in close proximity to each other,” said Philip Hopkins, Hunt’s group transport manager, “Carrier’s systems effortlessly meet that challenge, which allows us to focus on providing the highest quality service to our customers.”