FreshLinc expands fleet with 30 SDC Freespan curtainsiders

Temperature-controlled operator, FreshLinc, has added 30 new SDC Freespan curtainsiders to its general haulage division 'FLX' in Carrington, Manchester, taking the group's fleeet to more than 400 vehicles and 1,000 trailers UK-wide.

Designed to FLX Logistics’ bespoke specification, the new EN 12642 XL curtainsiders come with BPW Eco-Plus axles, Haldex generation three braking system, LED Lighting, SDC’s easy access coupling box and a full width rear compression buffer for added protection when reversing into loading bays. Load restraint is provided with deck lashing rings and high security mesh curtains added for maximum load security.

“Our latest order of new curtainsider trailers will allow us to expand our general haulage operation across the UK,” said Fleet Engineer, Andy Marchant.

“We worked closely with SDC to come up with a trailer specification that will really benefit our operation and give our customers peace of mind for the security of their product,” he said.

The new trailers have been delivered to FLX Logistics in Carrington, one of six locations the group operates in the UK. In addition to temperature-controlled storage and distribution, the operator provides order management, consolidation and cross docking facilities.

“FLX operate on a national basis from Lands' End to John O'Groats using vehicles and trailers based at Carrington Manchester, Wyton, Cambridgeshire, Lanark and Evesham and soon to be Normanton, delivering to national retailers, manufacturing facilities, wholesalers, garden centres and farms all planned and managed centrally from our offices in Carrington,” said Marchant. “Our fleet is all 44-tonne high cube trailers capable of loading up to 3.1 metre products through the side and all trailers are ADR equipped.”

The new fleet investment is testament to FLX Logistics’ dedication to providing the best in class service to the retail and manufacturing sectors, managing part or whole supply chains for independent and blue-chip companies, delivering general ambient grocery, food and drink manufacturing ingredients, garden products, pharmaceuticals, homewares and fertilisers.

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