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Yearsley expands trailer fleet with Schmitz Cargobull Reefers

29 October 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Trailer

News from Schmitz Cargobull: Yearsley Logistics is growing and ready to face the future with a further order of 35 refrigerated trailers from Schmitz Cargobull.

The new S.KO Cool reefer trailers have been selected on the basis of their low total cost of ownership, thanks to their durability, ease of maintenance and residual value. Plus, like all S.KO reefers, their semi-chassis design means they sit approximately 100mm lower than competitor trailers, optimising fuel-efficiency whilst maintaining the same internal working height dimensions.

Will Maycock, Head of Transport, Yearsley Logistics, says, “We looked at a variety of manufacturers but we’ve found that Schmitz Cargobull provide a very strong offering in terms of cost of ownership – upfront price, operating costs and residual value – all elements that are very important to Yearsley Logistics.”

The relationship between Yearsley Logistics and Schmitz Cargobull stretches back 20 years, with the logistics provider’s preference for the premium German-engineered trailer brand a result of its appetite for quality products. Yearsley operates approximately 400 trailers, around 75% of which have been supplied by Schmitz Cargobull.

Maycock says, “We’re very pleased with the level of service and support Schmitz Cargobull offers. We always receive an extremely high-quality product, which is vital to our business.”

The 35 tri-axle deep freeze trailers, fitted with Thermo King and Carrier refrigeration units, are an addition to Yearsley Logistics’ existing fleet and will be used across the UK, offering mono-temp control for the distribution of frozen goods.

The trailers incorporate split internal cushion doors to allow the loading of a smaller number of pallets when required. They also have three-phase electrical sockets, allowing the refrigeration unit to be connected to an industrial power supply and kept running at any of Yearsley Logistics sites without using diesel fuel.

Schmitz Cargobull’s industry-leading trailer features are fitted as standard, including Ferroplast panels, which utilise the latest NX 17 foam technology developed by Schmitz to offer improved insulation and body strength. The trailers’ unique joint-free in-process corner capping system also ensures a water tight seal to maintain thermal efficiency. A galvanised and bolted chassis reduces tare weight without compromising on strength, and ensures easy and inexpensive repairs in the event of damage.

Kenny Wyllie, Key Account Manager at Schmitz Cargobull, says, “We’ve been proud to supply Yearsley Logistics with high quality trailers for many years as they are among the very biggest players in the industry. We’re delighted to supply the majority of their fleet and look forward to many more years of working in partnership with them.”

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