UK-based fruit and vegetable distributor, Staplehurst Transits, has replaced a third of its fleet with Schmitz Cargobull reefers to improve serviceability.
Staplehurst Transits routinely collects from rural locations, so its trailers are susceptible to damage from overhanging tree branches. According to Schmitz Cargobull, the new reefers are more durable than other trailers in the fleet due to the stronger and more durable Ferroplast panels.
“If any of our trailers get damaged, we have to take them off the road for some time to carry out repairs, but with Schmitz Cargobull, we can just replace the panel that needs fixing which takes no time at all,” said Staplehurst Transits Director, Darren Goldup.
The seven new assets incorporate additional buffer protection under the rear doors to provide extra reinforcement, giving drivers confidence when reversing into loading bays at Staplehurst Transits’ depot in Marden, Tonbridge.
The trailers are also equipped with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics system, which provides real-time data of the location of each asset and the conditions inside, alerting the operator via text message should the internal temperature fall outside the set point.
Staplehurst Transits is a family-owned company with a 24-strong fleet that has specialised in the national distribution and storage of produce for more than 40 years.