Shropshire-based Mark Steward Transport has taken delivery of a Schmitz Cargobull S.KO COOL semi-trailer with S.CU V2.0 cooling unit to improve the efficiency of the business.

The refrigerated transport specialist has paired the semi-trailer with a DAF XG+ tractor unit as part of its temperature-controlled operations.

Owner Mark Steward says: “The S.KO COOL combined with the diesel-powered S.CU V2.0 cooling unit is exceptional, helping to reduce operating costs and improve the sustainability of the business.

“The MonoTemp version of the cooling unit allows us to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the trailer. What impresses most is the S.CU’s fuel savings of up to 15 per cent. It also runs quietly so it doesn’t affect drivers when they are overnighting in the cab.”

Joining a small fleet at the Oswestry-based firm, including another S.KO COOL and a Schmitz Cargobull box trailer, the new arrival will be used to transport frozen foods to supermarkets nationwide. The trailer will cover around 130,000 km per year.

The new generation S.CU V2.0 cooling units lower fuel consumption due to the improved combination of diesel engine and generator. The intelligent partial load operation of the latest drive unit ensures that there is only minimal deviation from the cold storage temperature setpoint, combined with the most efficient use of resources.

“I’ve used Schmitz Cargobull trailers for many years because of the build quality – the S.KO COOL is light, versatile and economical, offering fantastic load-securing options as well as freight security through the TrailerConnect® telematics system,” adds Steward.

The S.KO COOL is optimised with robust connecting ducts for the S.CU cooling unit – for efficient, uniform temperature control in the trailer body. Schmitz Cargobull has designed the cooling unit to provide precise temperature control, optimum heat output and reduced defrosting cycles. The MonoTemp and MultiTemp versions are also suitable for the transport of pharmaceutical products and offer long maintenance intervals.

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