The new S.Ko Cool reefers, fitted with Thermo King SLXe-300 fridge units will be delivering fresh fruit and vegetables to supermarket, including Lidl and Morrisons, chains around the country.
“We’ve worked with Total Reefer for three years, and have come to greatly value the company’s commitment to honest, reliable and expedient customer service,” comments NV Transport managing director Steven Zwinkels.
“Acquiring the trailers on full-service contract hire gives us access to a modern fleet which can then better serve our customers,” he continues.
“Plus, the business stability offered by contract hire is definitely an advantage for our operations, as the fixed-per-month payments take the risks out of fleet management.”
Under the agreement, Total Reefer will retain ownership of the trailers – and shoulder the associated operational costs, including servicing, maintenance and repair requirements, tyre replacements, breakdown cover and safety inspections.
Total Reefer will also cover annual temperature control testing and certification, plus F-Gas regulation compliance.
Zwinkels says that Total Reefer’s ability to source trailers and tractors on demand has been “immensely helpful” as the business has grown.
He says the firm simply rings up, ask what’s in stock, and takes what it needs.
Total Reefer is part of the Asset Alliance Group and specialises in temperature-controlled vehicle contract hire and leasing.