Whites Transport adds 10 Chereau trailers with Carrier fridges

Cirencester, UK: Whites Transport Services has updated its fleet with ten Chereau single-deck trailers fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 systems for use on the firm’s European express service.

Whites Transport Services adds ten Chereau single-deck trailers with Carrier Vector 1950 fridges

Whites Transport Services adds ten Chereau single-deck trailers with Carrier Vector 1950 fridges

Whites Transport Services, which transports fresh hanging meat, made Carrier Transicold its preferred supplier citing the reliability and long service life of its 20 trailers mounted with the previous generation Vector 1850 system.

“Vehicle downtime simply isn’t an option on our non-stop service where we have drivers positioned along the route,” said Pete White, transport manager, Whites Transport Services.

“Thanks to Carrier Transicold’s network of maintenance providers, we have peace of mind that should our trucks run into any problems, they can be back on the road quickly, regardless of where they are in Europe.”

Whites Transport Services’ non-stop European express service, which places drivers along the route in a relay, allows a vehicle to reach its destination in the quickest time possible.

“The fact that our previous Carrier-equipped trailers were still going strong after nine years, despite how hard we worked them, is testament to their reliability, and is the main reason we continue to specify 100 per cent Carrier Transicold equipment on new assets,” White said.

“We like to have the very best for our fleet, and for us, that means Carrier Transicold systems on Chereau trailers.”

The new units are expected to clock up almost 100,000 miles annually, delivering hanging meat and palletised goods throughout the UK and mainland Europe and returning with fresh or frozen local produce.

Whites Transport Services was founded in 1992 and operates 20 trucks and 30 refrigerated trailers.

Transfrigoroute International AGM in London

London, UK: Transfrigoroute International held its annual general meeting last week in London hosted by Transfrigoroute UK, now part of the Food Storage and Distribution Federation.

Chris Sturman, chief executive,

Chris Sturman, chief executive, Food Storage and Distribution Federation

Chris Sturman, chief executive of the federation said: “”Much of the debate inevitably focused on the likely impact of Brexit, and with 29% of our total food consumption coming from other EU partners, it is essential, that here in the UK, we are engaged with our European colleagues to ensure any potential ramifications are clearly understood by business and politicians alike.

“The FSDF, through our relationships with government and key stakeholders, will do everything possible to maintain confidence and minimise adverse any affects on the UK supply chain as a result of new trade arrangements”.

At the AGM the executive committee for 2017-2020 was elected consisting of:

  • Willem Zonnevijlle, president
  • Didier Michel, vice-president
  • André Stumpf, vice-president
  • Eric Forestier, vice-president and treasurer
  • Hubertus Kobernus, Carlos Donat and Igor Skutil, committee members

Zonnevijlle said: “Today’s discussions have proven that although uncertainty will be challenging to overcome by the industry, the future of the temperature-controlled road transport in Europe will be thriving as new technologies grow. It is now our role, as an association, to ensure that we reap all the benefits brought by these opportunities”.

The event was sponsorded by Thermo King, Frigoblock, Montracon, Carrier Transicold, Krone, Gray & Adams, Schmitz Cargobull, Kiwa, SOR, Apollo Tyres, Seven Telematics, Lumatech, Daf, Wagner, Blulog and Stena Line.

CoolKit sponsors care event

Rupert Gatty, managing director, CoolKit

Rupert Gatty, managing director, CoolKit

Burnley, UK: CoolKit is sponsoring the North West quarterly networking event for the National Association of Care Catering.

The National Association of Care Catering members come from all areas of the care catering industry, including delivery and production of fresh or frozen meals to residential homes, and for day care for people with disabilities, the elderly or young people.

The quarterly networking event CoolKit is sponsoring will take place on the 16 November 2016 at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Rupert Gatty, managing director, CoolKit, said: “We are really pleased to be sponsoring this event, which promotes best practice in the care catering industry.

“We got involved with the NACC [National Association of Care Catering] through our customer, Wiltshire Farm Foods ofBlackpool, where our contact is the deputy chair for the NACC Northern Section.

“Our sponsorship of the event is a chance to give something back to an industry sector that provides such great societal benefits.”

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