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The best thing since sliced bread?

New truck and trailer combinations recently built by Serco for Pioneer Foods (Sasko Bakeries) are now being used to deliver thousands of loaves of bread across the Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

Van body trucks, drawbar trailers and step-deck trailers

Built at the Serco plant in Cape Town, the vehicles are designed to carry the maximum possible number of crates of bread for Pioneer Foods daily from the bakeries to depots.

Although Serco has built a variety of vehicles for Pioneer Foods previously, this was the first order for complete trailer combinations, which comprise van body trucks, drawbar trailers and step-deck trailers.

Serco-built trucks and trailers to deliver thousands of loaves of bread for Pioneer Foods (Sasko Bakeries).
Serco-built truck and trailer to deliver thousands of loaves of bread for Pioneer Foods (Sasko Bakeries).

 

The drawbar trailers have concertina front doors, which allow the bread to be loaded through the rear via a ramp into the van body trucks. This significantly speeds up the loading process.

Serco vehicles are proving to be worthy acquisitions to Sasko’s fleet

The Technical Manager for Vehicles at Sasko Bakeries, Arno Lourens, says that the new Serco vehicles are proving to be worthy acquisitions to Sasko’s fleet Lourens points out that he is impressed with the high quality of workmanship on the vehicles, which is something he had come to expect from Serco after doing business with the company for the past three years.

Serco Cape Technical Sales representative, Jeremy Freedman, adds that the combinations include four van body trucks (875 x 2 600 x 2 950mm), four drawbar trailers (977 x 2 600 x 3 200mm) and five stepdeck trailers (1 550 x 2 600 x 3 290mm).

“Sasko told us what they wanted and expected, and we purpose-built the vehicles and delivered them according to their requirements – lightweight vehicles to carry the maximum bread crates possible,” says Freedman.

 

 

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Tristan Wiggill
Special Features Editor at Business Fleet Africa
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