Hedges Distribution, part of the Grimsby-based Fardel Shipping freight-forwarder and logistics organisation, have specified two Krone Cool Liners not least, say the company, because a more robust design was needed to handle their temperature-controlled logistics contracts.
“We had previously rented Krone trailers and noticed that the construction was of a higher quality than similar units on the market.” Says Hedges Distribution Managing Director, Ciaron Reynolds. “And this has proved ideal for the hard-working retail and groupage work which we undertake throughout the UK. Also, our drivers provided a very positive feedback.”
Manufactured by Krone in Lubtheen, Germany the Cool Liners’ body strength lies mainly in the Duoplex Steel outer skins and heavy-duty aluminium floor. Plus, for extra rigidity, the chassis is constructed using double -T, longitudinal beams and a Z-profile rear traverse section with diagonal reinforcements.
Protection when docking to loading bays etc., is provided by a combination if delta-shaped rubber buffers fitted across the rear frame and steel, roll-compression impact buffers mounted on either side
For added security, the rear doors are of ‘container-type‘ design, while the loading security certificate complies with European standard, EN 12642 Code XL.
Also, with low-maintenance and longevity in mind, Hedges Distribution specified Krone axles with drum brakes. The running gear comes with Krone’s 6-year unlimited mileage warranty.
“We distribute a wide range of frozen and chilled goods throughout the UK” continues Ciaron, “and the well-insulated ATP-rated Cool Liner with dual evaporators, helps to guarantee set temperatures at all times. It’s a well-built trailer from which we expect low-cost of ownership over the long term.”
Hedges Chilled Distribution Ltd provides UK wide distribution of Frozen and Chilled products. The company operates daily groupage services from across the M62 corridor, Midlands, London and the South East and Full Loads throughout the UK.