Frozen food and ice-cream wholesaler Eden Farm Hulleys has taken delivery of two bespoke double-deck lifting-deck trailers, enabling the company to complete deliveries with fewer vehicles and in less journeys, resulting in a reduced carbon footprint.
The trailers, which are specially designed for transporting frozen and chilled food, were built by Gray & Adams, the UK’s leading manufacturer of temperature-controlled transport equipment. They are fitted with single-temperature Carrier Vector 1950 refrigeration units and offer a 44-pallet capacity.
Jason Brooksbank, Group Transport Manager at Eden Farm Hulleys said: “We are delighted with the two new trailers, which are the latest version of the 44-pallet lifting deck – one of the best currently on the market – and built to our specification.”
The 44-pallet carrying capacity is the result of clever engineering by the Gray & Adams team, ensuring practical use of every inch of space on the two decks. In comparison, a 13.6 metre single deck trailer carries just 26 pallets.
Mr Brooksbank added: “These trailers offer many cost and time saving benefits to the company. Most notably they have reduced the amount of fuel we use, which in turn helps to reduce our carbon footprint.”
The new trailers are predominantly based at the company’s headquarters in Peterlee, Co. Durham and its Sheffield depot, and have been used within the company’s trunking network to fulfil deliveries for key customers, including Holland & Barrett, Batleys Bestway and National Trust.