Over the past 10 years, TCR Food Service has gradually switched its distribution fleet over to Isuzu. The two latest trucks to join their fleet are Isuzu Forward 11 tonne rigids, which are delivering the company’s products to fish fryers and takeaways across the West Midlands.
Two Isuzu F110.210 rigids, fitted with Jacksons Coachworks refrigerated bodies, have just gone into service for TCR Food Service, taking the total number of Isuzus in their fleet to 12.
Brian Matthews, managing director, TCR Food Service said: “Our experience with running Isuzus for the last 10 years is that they are exactly what our industry needs, as they give us the payload that we are looking for, as well as giving us the reliability we need for our distribution operations.
“We are food manufacturers, so we need our distribution vehicles to deliver our products under the correct temperature control. The combination of Isuzu and the Jacksons bodywork is the ideal solution for us.”
One of the latest Isuzu 11 tonners has been specified with a Jacksons combo body, which features a refrigerated box body at the front for chilled and frozen produce, and a curtainsided body at the rear for ambient goods. The combination of a curtainsided rear section with a refrigerated box at the front allows them to carry all the company’s products on one vehicle.
“We deliver to between 20 and 30 shops per day per truck with these vehicles and these deliveries are generally in narrow urban areas with restricted or limited access.” Brian continued. “The Isuzus are perfect for this type of delivery.”