The latest addition to family-owned James Hall & Co’s refrigerated transport fleet is by preferred supplier Gray & Adams and features the electric rear shutter door which it now specifies as a matter of course.
The Preston-based operator is a primary wholesaler to SPAR retailers throughout the north of England, and distributes to more than 600 stores. Its new 11.4m urban double-deck trailer is built on a tandem-axle ‘wheel box’ chassis, employs a Thermo King Spectrum multi-temperature refrigeration system, and is fitted with a hydraulically tilting, 1,500 kg Dhollandia column tail-lift.
Using a key fob, the driver can open and close its electric shutter door simply and quickly during deliveries. Not only does this solution enhance load security, but it also contributes to increased health and safety by eliminating risks of strains or other injuries.
James Hall operates from a head office and distribution centre overlooking Junction 31a of the M6. It runs approximately 70 vehicles and as well as other 11.4m urban double-deck trailers, the line-up includes 13.6m single- and double-deck trailers, rigid trucks, and dry freight trailers..
James Hall & Co Fleet Engineering Manager Ian Farnworth explains: “By delivering fresh food to store six days a week, we allow our retailers to improve product availability and maximise product life, order hundreds of fresh items in small volumes, control waste and react to changes in demand.”