FreshLinc trials longer lengths with Gray & Adams

Spalding, Lincolnshire, UK: FreshLinc has joined a government-backed trial of longer semi-trailers.

Gray & Adams has supplied several insulated 14.6m trailers fitted with Carrier Vector dual-temperature refrigeration units and BPW self-steer axles that allow them to meet turning circle requirements.

The new trailers can each carry 28 pallets, two more than FreshLinc’s standard, 13.6m units and will work with new 6×2 Daf XF105 Super Space tractor units. FreshLinc has order 63 more similar spec Daf tractors with delivery expected in December.

Productive partnership: FreshLinc’s Andy Marchant, right, with Clive Horn of Gray & Adams

The 14.6m trailers have been assigned to an intensive trunking operation between Spalding and Scotland.

Andy Marchant, group fleet engineer, FreshLinc says it is gruelling application. “The rigs are fully-freighted and double-shifted, but I’ve every confidence that our new Gray & Adams trailers are up to the job.”

Earlier this year the Department for Transport gave the go ahead for operators to begin trialling a limited number of longer semi-trailers – the government wants to see how these might help to increase efficiency and cut the number of vehicles on UK roads.

“At the time we placed our order Gray & Adams had already built a large number of these longer trailers for several of the major supermarkets,” Marchant says.

“This, coupled with my own experience of its product quality and back-up over the last 15 years, meant we felt entirely comfortable in awarding it the contract to supply our own, extended-length trailers.”

“Gray & Adams is very good when it comes to building bespoke equipment, while I also sit down regularly with its sales manager Clive Horn to discuss adapting existing designs to meet our changing requirements,” Marchant says.

NEWS DIGEST

Pelican BioThermal has new bulk shipper

Minneapolis, US: Pelican BioThermal has CoolPall Flex for pharmaceutical and life sciences applications. The system is an extension of Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo, Chronos and CoolPall …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Rapid Recovery plays a key role in Asda retrofit

Bristol, UK: A-Gas Rapid Recovery played a key role in a large-scale refrigerant retrofit involving 110 convenience stores nationwide owned by Asda. Operating at night …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Carrier’s CNG Supra unit Piek certified

Rueil-Malmaison, France: Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra multi-temperature truck fridge has Piek certification, with a noise level below 60 dB(A). Noise reduction …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Kuehne+Nagel opens pharma hub in Chile

Santiago, Chile: Kuehne Nagel PharmaChain has a new logistics hub in Santiago de Chile providing multi-modal logistics for temperature-controlled door-to-door transport. The 17,600sq metre hub …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

Latest Tweets

Tican Chilled refleets with Ryder: bit.ly/2NJVeVx pic.twitter.com/AtPRsQDVKa

© 2018 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ