Lancashire Logistics switches to Schmitz Cargobull’s telematics

Skelmersdale, Lancashire, UK: Lancashire Logistics plans to switch its entire fleet to Schmitz Cargobull’s trailer telematics.

The decision follows using the Schmitz system on six new reefers. Lancashire Logistics has taken on six of Schmitz Cargobull’s Executive refrigerated trailers with Schmitz’s telematics system and fridges.

Peter Calow, fleet engineer, Lancashire Logistics, says once the new trailers deliver on their promise of improved efficiency, the firm’s remaining 27 reefers will be retrofitted with Schmitz Cargobull’s technology.

Calow says: “We looked at a second manufacturer for these additions to our fleet, but the integrated telematics in Schmitz Cargobull’s Executive package is the one that gives us complete peace of mind that each load has been kept at the correct temperature throughout its journey.

“And after seeing first-hand the quality of workmanship that goes into making their trailers on a visit to the factory in Germany, they were our first choice.”

The system provides remote monitoring and control, enabling Lancashire Logistics to ensure that its customers, which include major high street names like Nando’s and Subway, will get their deliveries in perfect condition.

Real-time monitoring trailer location will allow the Lancashire Logistics to operate more efficiently and Schmitz Cargobull’s 24/7 proactive monitoring will reduce unplanned downtime.

Lancashire Logistics also uses Schmitz Cargobull’s own refrigeration unit.  The reefers have been built using Schmit’s Ferroplast panels, which are tougher than conventional bodywork, offer greater insulation and yet also thinner, so offer additional internal volume for transporting larger loads., Schmitz says.

Calow says: “The extra space in the Schmitz Cargobull reefers means the loading and unloading of pallets is so much easier, making our whole operation more efficient.”

Lancashire Logistics operates 33 reefers – including 16 from Schmitz Cargobull – delivering packed salad to UK food retailers and markets.

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