Having acquired a significant proportion of the temperature controlled responsibilities from the former BFP, Kent Foods have recently taken delivery of a new 26t refrigerated vehicle from FSDF member Solomon Commercials.
Built on a Renault D26 6×2 chassis with sleeper cab, supplied by JDS Trucks, the 9m body comprises of a full aerodynamic solution including a full front curve and rear KAMM tail. This system has been proven to dramatically improve fuel economy, over 10%, and Kent Foods are looking forward to the enhanced economies.
The vehicle also features Solomon’s, in-house designed, moving bulkhead for multi-temperature operation, full aluminium floor and a column tail-lift, and is built to Solomon’s undisputed high-standards with powder coated deep section cappings, woven-roving GRP skins and their unique 3-element panels.
To aid driver safety and enhance customer service, the vehicle was fitted with a camera system and temperature recorder. Refrigeration is provided by a Carrier with their Supra 1150U Mt model with full service and maintenance through JDS.
All this is provided whilst retaining a super impressive payload of over 13t.
Speaking after delivery, Peter Dawkins, the Group Transport Manager said ‘JDS and Solomon were identified as suppliers we wished to work with based on their clear expertise in their relevant area. There have been numerous discussions around various elements to establish the best specification for our operation and we are delighted with the end result.’