Ryder has delivered a fleet of 35 dual compartment 15 and 18 tonne trucks to DBC Foodservice to support the launch of its core range of frozen food products.
DBC has seen substantial growth in the frozen food sector, for which it operates from 14 locations with multi-temperature capabilities, and has a fleet of more than 200 delivery vehicles servicing more than 10,000 customers, including Caffe Nero, the MoD, Prezzo, Loch Fyne, Little Chef, and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
Gill Tomlinson, DBC’s national fleet manager, said: “One of the major benefits of the new trucks is the high capacity Frigoblock refrigeration system, specified by Ryder, which is powered by the truck’s engine enabling twilight deliveries to be made with a significant reduction in vehicle noise.
“This means we can make early or late deliveries in residential areas without the noise normally associated with self-powered refrigeration units. In addition, because the trucks’ diesel engines meet the latest emission regulations, these new trucks produce a significant fuel saving and cleaner emissions over other refrigeration units, enabling us to seriously reduce our carbon footprint.”