Bristol-based Charles Saunders Foodservice, with a turnover of £20 million, has added nine vehicles to its fleet, increasing the total to 35.
The trucks – eight 11-tonne Isuzus and a 26-tonne DAF – bought a year after a new driver apprentice scheme was introduced, were designed by the company’s transport manager Colin Bardsley. They contain separate compartments for frozen, chilled, fish, ambient foods, disposables and chemical products.
Bardsley said: “The trucks have enormous benefits for efficiency and safety. They also allow for greater customer convenience.
“The diesel-run vehicles use only the exact amount of energy needed to keep frozen food at the right temperature. They also have speedier loading and unloading, and they have a number of road safety features.”
Fairway Foodservice member Charles Saunders, whose managing director is Darren Gaulton, has a staff of 126 and operates from two Bristol depots.
Tel: Charles Saunders Foodservice (0117) 955 4877