The arrival of seven refrigerated units has boosted an operator’s fleet in Stoke.

DWP & Sons has experienced an increase in demand  for national and international movements.

Therefore, the company decided to extend its trailer fleet and turned to Schmitz Cargobull.

As a result, the operator’s fleet now numbers 27 assets across the board.

Specifically, there are 20 reefers, four Euroliners and three box trailers.

The combinations help to transport fresh and frozen produce across the UK, mainland Europe and Asia. 

DWP & Sons was keen to ensure the trailers came equipped with the best possible telematics system.

Therefore, the seven new trailers feature Schmitz’ TrailerConnect telematics system.

In other words, the Stoke operator now has complete cold chain visibility, wherever the trailers are in the world.

Furthermore, it can monitor all variables on each trailer from a single dashboard.

For example, items such as internal temperature and tyre condition are closely monitored. 

In addition, door security is tracked, with an SMS or email alert sent in case of any security concerns.

Phil Houlton, operations director at DWP & Sons, explained the decision. 

“We have worked with the Schmitz Cargobull team for many years and they always deliver what we want. 

“Therefore, their telematics package gives total transparency for us and for our customers.  

“We can see everything from weight, temperature and distance a trailer has covered all in one neat package.”  

 Continuing, Houlton confirmed that the current trailers on the operator’s fleet are doing “a fabulous job” and that the new ones will too.

“They are brilliant trailers to pull, which is partly why we keep returning to Schmitz Cargobull,” he added.

Currently, two of DWP & Sons’ trailers are used to advertise Stoke-on-Trent’s cultural and heritage attractions. 

In addition, Stoke City Football Club plans to wrap a third trailer in its colours.