Dale Bros adds 10 Schmitz reefers

Telford, UK: Dale Brothers has added 10 new Schmitz Cargobull reefers, including three specified with meat hanging systems.

The meat handing trailers were built and delivered in 12 weeks. Dale Brothers had initially ordered four multi-temp and three mono-temp trailers, each with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics. But Dale won new business to transport lamb products to French markets and needed to modify the spec. Schmitz Cargobull used short-term production slots at its Vreden factory in Germany to supply the additional units in time.

Neyland Dale, director, Dale Brothers, says: “We’ve sourced most of our fleet from Schmitz Cargobull because the trailers are very robust with maximum uptime. Their suitability for our work makes them the stand-out choice, and the team provided us with the ideal trailers quicker than any other manufacturer.”

The meat handing trailers needed for a new contact were built and delivered in 12 weeks

Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect software enables Dale Brothers to trace all deliveries and gives cold chain visibility through real-time temperature monitoring. The system records and stores information onto an easy-to-access online portal, which is also available via a mobile app. In the event of a security threat, unplanned usage or deviations from setpoints, alert messages are sent to the operator via SMS or email.

The trailers use Schmitz Cargobull’s own fridge, multi and single temperature, and all have TrailerConnect telematics

“TrailerConnect gives us the complete picture, so we can monitor an entire trailer from the fridge unit right down to the axles and tyres. No other manufacturer has been able to give us this much information before. Being able to make decisions through a phone app makes the process very easy to manage,” Neyland Dale says.

The trailers’ specification includes additional bumper protection under the rear doors to offer more reinforcement when reversing into supermarket bays.

Refrigeration is by Schmitz Cargobull’s own units with service and maintenance carried out by approved Schmitz Cargobull workshop PWL Transport Refrigeration.

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