UK haulier upgrades fleet with Schmitz Cargobull equipment

UK chilled food and drink logistics company, NFT Distribution Operations, has taken delivery of 40 new Schmitz Cargobull tri-axle S.KO COOL deep freeze trailers.

According to Schmitz Cargobull, the delivery is the latest in the haulier’s on-going program to replace its older assets with Schmitz Cargobull reefers.

“We started to replace our fleet with Schmitz Cargobull trailers three years ago following a 12-month trial of reefers from a number of manufacturers. It was clear at the end of the trial period that Schmitz Cargobull was the winner in terms of fuel efficiency, quality and total cost of ownership,” said NFT Fleet Engineer, Dave Seaton.

According to Schmitz Cargobull, the trailers feature its MF6 Multi-Function Floor, which reportedly reduces trailer weight, improves grip, provides more efficient cleaning and exceeds PIEK noise requirements.

The new Ferroplast trailers were built at the company’s factory in Vreden, Germany, and also boast Schmitz Cargobull’s Rotos running gear with disc brakes and the Wabco TailGuard reverse assistance system.

The reefers have been finished in NFT’s distinctive red, white and blue honeycomb livery, and are fitted with side skirts and roof vortex generators to reduce aerodynamic drag.

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