A meat wholesaler said it had generated substantial fuel savings by running a pair of Hultsteins’ diesel-free hydraulic drive transport refrigeration units (TRUs). Tican Chilled reckoned it had saved about 30% on fuel costs across each of systems fitted to 18-tonne CNG powered Scanias. The TRUs use a hydraulic pump, which is driven by the power take-off from the vehicle’s engine, negating the need for a diesel-powered TRU. Hultsteins said they are also more efficient than other hydraulic systems because […]
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 […]
Gregory Distribution has acquired West Sussex-based Philson Haulage for an undisclosed sum.