Easy access for MJ Griffiths with Ekeri trailers10 March 2016

Temperature-controlled distributor M J Griffiths Transport has taken delivery of two side-opening trailers from Ekeri – adding to five already in operation – which, says the operator, have cut unloading times in half compared to a conventional fridge trailer.

The 13.6m semi-trailers use Thermo King SLX 200 fridge units and carry farm produce to wholesale markets throughout the UK. As well as rear doors, both sides of the trailer have multiple-opening doors which can be opened from each end for quick access.

“We carry mixed loads and make multiple drops... With the side and rear door arrangement of these trailers, the driver can get to any part of the load without needing to disturb the rest of the cargo,” says managing director Mick Grifiths.

“Also, the trailer can be loaded in any order and we don’t need to operate a ‘last-in-first-off’ loading system.”

The result, he says, is a highly versatile trailer that boosts efficiency, speeds deliveries and reduces costs.

Benefits include multiple load strapping options, high-strength insulated doors and walls, and “a clever central locking mechanism” that the driver can activate via mobile phone.

“No question, the equipment stands the test of time and has proved to be a first-class return on investment,” says Griffiths.

Laura Cork

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