Serco is supplying 31 dry freight truck bodies, including seven demountable load units, to Bakers SA Limited, who will use them in their fleet for the distribution of FMCG, as well as white and brown goods on a national basis.
The new units (5m, 7m and 8.7m in length) are ideal for quick loading and offloading. The demount bodies are being fitted onto Fuso vehicles and the rest onto Mercedes Benz Ategos.
The first unit delivered was a Protec steel dry freight body, which is the first dry goods body produced through the new state-of-the-art manufacturing process recently introduced by Serco. The steel panels are made in the company’s cutting-edge press, and incorporate exterior and interior heavy duty coated steel facings.
Serco Managing Director, Clinton Holcroft, says the demountable load bodies are a relatively underutilised concept on the South African market, resembling a container on wheels.
“The idea is that the body and the sub-structure can be dropped off at the distribution centre while the chassis is taken away to be reloaded. The turnaround time is much faster,” he concludes.