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Riverside enters refrigerated truck rental market with six UK depots

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Riverside Truck Rental – a member company of NRG Fleet Services – has entered the UK refrigerated truck rental market with a fleet of 18 vehicles.

These are made up of three 7.5-tonne and three 13-tonne Isuzu rigid chassis fitted with Carrier Transicold Xarios 600 units and mounted to Gray & Adams bodies, alongside six 18-tonne DAF LFs and six 26-tonne IVECO Stralis rigids, all featuring Carrier Transicold Supra 1150 MT (multi-temperature) systems and Paneltex refrigerated bodies. The Xarios units mounted to the 7.5-tonne rigids are designed for intensive, multi-drop operations.

Operating out of six depots across the UK, each vehicle is backed with a Carrier Transicold Evercold maintenance contract. Paul Evans, National Rental Manager at Riverside Truck Rental said: “We have been working with Carrier for many years on behalf of our contract hire customers, so we knew we would be getting the quality, reliability and service support we needed for this new venture.

“The refrigerated rental segment is uncharted territory for us, so we wanted to ensure we were offering our new customer base the very best, and the range of equipment Carrier can offer made them the obvious choice. As these are rental vehicles, they can conceivably end up operating anywhere, so having access to the largest national service network of any transport refrigeration equipment provider gives us the confidence we can deliver the best possible service to our customers.”