Fowler Welch takes 56 Schmitz reefers

Fowler Welch buys 56 Schmitz Cargobull reefers

Spalding, Lincolshire, UK: Fowler Welch has bought 56 Schmitz Cargobull reefers that replace older trailers in its 780-vehicle fleet.

Fowler Welch has used Schmitz Cargobull equipment since 2010. Paul Allera, head of fleet, Fowler Welch, says: “We know we can rely on Schmitz Cargobull trailers to get the job done with minimal downtime and repairs. That means trailer availability in the fleet is high, so we can provide a high level of customer service and competitive rates.”

The new trailers have a greater internal width that allows Fowler Welch the flexibility to transport different loads in one trailer, including flower cages and supermarket pallets. Additional buffer protection under the rear doors offer drivers more confidence when reversing up to narrow supermarket loading bays, and a Piek floor allows for low noise loading and unloading when making urban deliveries early in the morning or late at night.

Incorporated in the trailer is the latest generation of the Schmitz Universal Sliding Interface Susi rail. It allows the coupling plate to be moved beyond the width of the trailer to make it easier to connect the electrical and pneumatic couplings.

Once the connection is complete, the coupling plate returns to the normal sliding operation within the swing clearance to reduce strain on the connecting lines. By sliding the coupling plate beyond the width of the trailer, the operator can stand on the ground and not have to go between the truck and trailer on a catwalk.