Gist takes 50 trailers from TIP

Manchester, UK: TIP Trailer Services’ latest deal with Gist is for 50 reefers, all based on Schmitz chassis with Thermo King fridges.

The latest 50 trailers mean that TIP now has over 400 trailers on rent with Gist, representing the strength of this long-term relationship between the two companies.

Mike Furnival, managing director, TIP Trailer Services, UK and Ireland, said: “When we first started working with Gist back in 2014, initially as a peak season reefer supplier, it was the start of what has now become a really strong partnership. In that time TIP and Gist have developed a very positive working relationship to the extent that TIP now supplies all Gist’s new trailers on various leasing agreements.”

The 50 new Schmitz 13.4 m trailers are all single-compartment, refrigerated trailers with Thermo King SLXi-200 fridges fitted online at the Schmitz factory in Germany. TIP is supporting the trailers and the fridges systems through long-term contract maintenance programmes, working with Thermo King dealer Marshall Fleet Solutions on fridge maintenance for the duration of the Gist contract.

All the new Gist trailers were liveried by TIP at its north-west depot in Manchester.

“We currently use TIP for leasing new build trailers as well as for both short and long-term reefer rental for the Christmas peak times, with our trailer fleet covering single and double deck trailers for both fridge and ambient applications,” Lee Costen, operations controller, Gist said.

“The strength of TIP as a company is that they have been totally flexible in their dealings with us as a customer, always bringing new ideas to the table,” he said.

“One of the key things about this latest deal is that the Schmitz trailer specification includes many new safety features that have been adapted specifically for Gist’s dedicated operational requirements.”


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