Grocontinental has opened a £6.5m chilled warehouse and taken delivery of 65 new trucks in response to increasing customer demand. The trucks, a mixture of Euro-6 Daf XFs and Euro-5 TGX 6×2 units [under derogation], will all be in operation by the end of the year. Five are additions to the fleet and 60 are replacements for older vehicles. It has also added 10 refrigerated Gray & Adams trailers to the fleet. Joint MD David Grocott (pictured right with joint […]
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Gist has added the first 44 pallet refrigerated double-deckers to its fleet, increasing its pallet-carrying capacity by 10%. The 20 temperature-controlled trailers, supplied by Gist’s long-term trailer manufacturer Gray & Adams, are tailored for deliveries of chilled foods, dairy products and cut flowers to retailers across the UK and the Continent. They have been introduced to some of its high volume routes where more capacity is needed. The operator chose the increased-capacity trailers after it scrapped its plans to build […]