Ryder has supplied two new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks with fuel-saving fridges to Dorset-based BV Dairy.
Ryder suggested two 18-tonne Mercedes-Benz Actros 4×2 rigid vehicles with Solomon Slipstream Aerodynamic refrigerated body design and Carrier ECO-DRIVE fridges. They include Solomon’s Slipstream system for over-cab fridge units and Solomon’s Kamm Tail.
Custom-moulded Slipstream sections sweep down either side of the fridge, improving vehicle efficiency and body aerodynamics, while the Kamm Tail curves the roof downwards at the rear of the vehicle, accelerating the airflow downwards, thus reducing the large area of turbulent air that develops behind the vehicle. The bulk of BV Dairy’s deliveries are managed by the company’s own seven-strong fleet, delivering its dairy products to UK food service wholesalers and food manufacturers.
Charis Lewis, Logistics and Distribution Manager at BV Dairy said: “Our vehicles are on the road six days a week and will clock up around 130,000km a year. We don’t have any spare vehicles, so the reason we contract hire our vehicles is that we need a reliable service provider for maintenance and repairs.”
The vehicles are maintained by Ryder approved service provider, Rygor, based in Westbury.