Ryder is supplying nine DAF CFs to Greene King after securing a new six-year supply and full service lease deal with the brewer.
The customised trucks offer easier and safer unloading for dray drivers and will be the first in the Greene King fleet to feature its London Glory beer branding, alongside branding for its other leading ales, Greene King IPA and Abbot Ale.
The 26t 6×2 rigids have Don-Bur curtainsided bodies mounted on a three-axle chassis with day cab. The fully-galvanised bodies are 9m long by 2.5m wide and 3.5m in height, with an 8.8m by 2.2m side aperture.
Features include: EN12642 XL accredited load restraint system; cargo control internal curtain system made from mesh for load visibility; storage racks for up to nine gas cylinders; 200mm-deep galvanised side guards; and drop rings along the side of the body to allow roping of beer kegs.
Rob Carter, Greene King distribution centre manager, says, “We deliver to more than 1,400 customers per week from our distribution depot in Bury St Edmunds and these vehicles will be used for dray deliveries across East Anglia, Central, North and East London, and the northern Home Counties.”
“We chose Ryder because we wanted added features for our draymen; they listened to this and came back with a great solution. We have operated Daf vehicles for a number of years as we have always found them to be reliable and fuel efficient, and these particular vehicles have additional features that make it easier and safer for our dray drivers to off-load casks, kegs, and packaged drinks.”
John Murray, Ryder sales and marketing director, says, “We are very pleased to have secured this new contract with Greene King, and are proud to be working with an industry leader. We successfully identified specific requirements for Greene King’s new vehicles, working closely with Daf and Don-Bur to deliver a bespoke design solution that matched their operational needs. Our proactive approach to servicing means Greene King can concentrate on its successful core business.”
Source: Uk Haulier