Fowler Welch has become one of the first UK operators to put a Schmitz Cargobull own-brand fridge unit into service. Giant German trailer builder Schmitz announced plans in 2012 to develop its own fridge unit to challenge Carrier Transicold and Thermoking. At present, it is only available as a 9,000kW mono-temperature unit on Schmitz’s top of the range S.KO Cool Executive reefer trailer, but a multi-temperature version is under development. To minimise running costs, Schmitz’s fridge uses a four-cylinder, 2.2-litre […]
FMCG specialist Fowler Welch has ordered 130 MAN TGXs, in a deal that will see around one-third of its three year-old Volvo fleet replaced. Included in the predominantly Euro-5 order are five Euro-6 tractors with the same specification. These will be run as part of a wider trial to assess comparative performance and cost-efficiencies. Fowler Welch fleet manager Paul Allera says: “Ambient product producers are also looking for those same high levels of expertise and logistics efficiency we bring to […]
Nick Hay has joined the board of tech start-up Connected2, which provides an Uber-style agency platform to the HGV driver market.
The agricultural transport sector has fared better than others during the recession with the help of rigorous cost control and by constantly seeking to add value. Louise Cole reports The agricultural sector is performing strongly, despite a highly competitive marketplace – but the goal for operators in future will be ensuring they occupy a spot in the market where they can add value to the supply chain. The crops and produce markets fared better through the recession than many sectors […]