For the rigids, Total Reefer – part of Asset Alliance specialising in temperature-controlled contract hire and leasing – specified Gray & Adams bodies and Carrier Transicold Supra refrigeration units with sound-dampening kits for urban operations.
The bodies will also feature a profiled ‘top hat’ floor designed to allows air to flow under the loadspace, so maintaining optimum conditions particularly for transporting dough.
They will be in operation 24 hours a day, six days a week, with each expected to clock up 75,000 miles annually, delivering to the company’s high street takeaways.
Meanwhile, the 4x2 DAF CF tractors are being acquired to support Domino’s nationwide trunking routes. All were specified with the 460bhp engine driving through 12-speed AS Tronic automatic gearboxes.
Total Reefer will use DAF’s dealership in Milton Keynes to maintain the new trucks, because of its proximity to one of Domino’s delivery hubs.
Total Reefer will retain ownership of the trucks – covering tyre replacement, R&M, safety inspections, road fund licensing and breakdown cover.
The firm also takes on responsibility for annual temperature control testing and certification, plus F-Gas regulation compliance.
“We decided to work with Total Reefer based on the company’s temperature-controlled sector expertise and focus on its customers’ individual requirements,” comments John Lee, group transport manager at Domino’s.
“The company’s attention to detail and fast, efficient customer service sealed the deal for us – combined with a competitive full service contract hire rate,” he adds.