Williamson Foodservice has taken delivery of two new 18-tonne Volvo FE rigid chassis, fitted with Gray & Adams bodies each mounted with Carrier Transicold Supra 1150 MT (multi-temperature) units.
Based in Inverness, the new vehicles join the operator’s 40-strong commercial fleet and will carry out deliveries across northern Scotland. The Supra 1150 MT unit provides constant airflow – independent of engine speed – that supplies rapid pull-down and pin-point accurate multi-temperature set point control.
The two new vehicles will be in operation up to five days a week, delivering both frozen and chilled produce, covering about 100,000 miles a year. Gary Williamson, managing director, Williamson Foodservice said: “Our trucks often operate on multi-drop delivery routes stretching in excess of 200 miles and are on the road all day, so it’s vital we have total faith in their ability to deliver our produce in exactly the same condition as it was when it was loaded.
“Thankfully, we also get great support from Carrier’s service partner network, so if there ever is a problem, we can rely on them to get us back out on the road quickly and efficiently.” The firm’s fleet is equally split between light-commercials and medium trucks, including Volkswagen Crafter vans and Volvo and DAF rigids ranging from 7.5 to 18-tonnes. The two new assets have been purchased outright by the company and are expected to stay in operation for five years.