December 6, 2016
The new trucks, supplied by Key Group in Pietermaritzburg, replace an ageing mixed-make vehicle fleet. The bodies using Thermo King refrigeration have a planned two life cycle with new chassis fitted every four years.
Over 90% of the fleet has Isuzu automated manual transmissions to suit to multi drop work. ABS braking systems with Electronic Brake-force Distribution are standard.
Three body builders were contracted to supply the refrigerated cargo bodies in order to match the deadline. All of this to meet a detailed spec laid down by Dairy Day’s general transport manager, Craig Warr. Specially designed one-to-two-third split and sealing rear doors are fitted with plastic curtaining to preserve the cold chain.