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Igloo adds vehicles for charity breakfast drops

15 January 2020 #Logistics #News #TNB News #Van

Chilled courier Igloo Thermo-Logistics has taken delivery of 10 new refrigerated delivery vehicles through Ryder, the commercial vehicle contract hire, rental, and maintenance specialist.

The trucks will service Igloo’s partnership with national charity Magic Breakfast, which has been providing healthy school breakfasts to children in disadvantaged areas of the UK since 2010.

The 10 new vehicles are 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans with Solomon fridge bodies and Carrier Transicold Xarios fridge units, and operate from Igloo’s three depots in Coventry, Leeds, and Watford.

Aside from servicing the Magic Breakfast contract, Igloo offers a multi-temperature food courier service with national coverage and delivers all sizes of refrigerated consignments from parcels to pallets.

Leigh Ogley, Operations Director at Igloo, said, “We needed the new vehicles to have a good payload so we can maximise the volume we put in them, hence them having a long wheelbase.

“They are making around 20 drops a day, five times a week to the schools, and will be in operation 39-weeks of the year, so we estimate they will do around 40,000 miles a year

The 10 new vehicles from Ryder are primarily being used to deliver product for breakfast clubs under the National Schools Breakfast Programme, which Magic Breakfast was recently awarded funding to deliver.

“We needed the new vehicles to have a good payload so we can maximise the volume we put in them, hence them having a long wheelbase. They are making around 20 drops a day, five times a week to the schools, and will be in operation 39-weeks of the year, so we estimate they will do around 40,000 miles a year.”