Holdsworth expands fleet with six Isuzu rigids26 June 2020

The recent addition of a further six new Isuzu 7.5 tonne rigids within its all-refrigerated transport fleet means that Holdsworth Foods now currently operates over 45 Isuzus in total, out of a fleet of 140 refrigerated vehicles from 3.5t-26t. The latest acquisitions make Isuzu the predominant manufacturer for the refrigerated dual compartment 7.5 tonne distribution vehicles within the Holdsworth fleet. "With an excellent payload and proven reliability within our fleet, the Isuzus have become a hugely successful fixture within our transport distribution operation.

Not only are they good all-round performing vehicles, but also, most importantly, we have had extraordinarily little down time in the five years since we took our first one," said John Hudd, operations manager at Holdsworth Foods. All six of the new trucks are Isuzu N75.190 rigids specified with the Easyshift automatic transmission and featuring Solomon dual compartment bodies with Carrier Pulsar 600MT refrigeration units. The trucks are carrying chilled products in the front compartment that features a nearside door for ease of access, whilst the frozen produce is in the rear compartment with access through triple rear doors.

Air curtains are fitted to both doors, whilst there are thermal curtains fitted to the middle rear door.

The latest Isuzu rigids have been supplied on a five-year deal with repair and maintenance included and the vehicles are anticipated to cover 50,000 km per annum, working out of the company's depots in Evesham and South Wales. The relationship between the two companies goes back to 2015 when Holdsworth Foods took their first four 7.5 tonne Isuzus.

All six of the latest Isuzus have also been specified with the brand-new Holdsworth Foods livery that celebrates the company's 50th anniversary. Author
William Dalrymple

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