Kerry Foods has taken delivery of 128 Iveco Daily 35S12 chassis cabs from Fraikin. The chilled foods supplier has agreed a six month contract hire for the cabs, each of which have been designed with wheel-boxes inside so that the bodywork can sit low down on the chassis, maximising ease-of-access during loading and unloading.
Steve Prangle, commercial director, Kerry Foods, said: “Our sales representatives make between 30 and 40 drops per day, which means ensuring the body is easily accessible is important from a health and safety point of view.
“We chose the Iveco chassis because of its bodybuilding flexibility. The Daily has an excellent reputation in the fleet market and met all of our requirements, especially in terms of driver comfort, manoeuvrability and fuel economy.”
The cabs are to be fitted with refrigerated bodies manufactured by Manchester-based Cool Freeze, together with Hubbard refrigeration equipment. They are expected to cover up to 30,000 miles a year. The Dailys feature Iveco’s 2.3 litre HPI diesel engine and a dashboard-mounted gearshift. This is useful for multi-drop distribution applications as the driver can exit the vehicle onto the pavement, whichever direction it is parked in.
The contract with Fraikin includes all servicing and maintenance of the chassis, bodywork and refrigeration units.