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Transporting Food And Drink With Temperature Controlled Vehicles: A Speedy Freight Warrington Case Study

25th May 2022 | by Aimee Spilsbury

Speedy Freight aren’t limited to same day transport solutions. More than just an everyday courier, we offer a comprehensive logistics service which is powered by an extensive specialist fleet, nationwide network and supply of dedicated drivers.

Speedy Freight Warrington are a shining example of how malleable and expansive our logistics service is. They’ve been fuelling the food and drink industry, undertaking challenging projects with two household names in the sector.

Moving food and drink up and down the country requires specialist vehicles and expert drivers. Whilst challenging, tackling the toughest tasks head on is bread and butter to our teams. Find out how our Warrington branch went above and beyond in the latest of our case studies series.


The Client


Thanks to an enviable reputation one of the UK’s most reliable logistics providers, Speedy Freight Warrington came into contact with two leading food and drinks clients. Both clients have franchises dotted all over the country and required assistance in maintaining a steady supply chain of chilled and frozen goods to their premises. Each client required different services, positing a diverse set of requirements. What both clients had in common, however, was the need for a temperature controlled vehicle.


The Challenges


Speedy Freight’s access to a substantial fleet of vehicles allowed our team to source suitable temperature controlled vans. This type of vehicle is hardly ten-a-penny, meaning a proactive approach to procurement was essential. Overcoming this obstacle ensured that they were able to keep all cargo stored at the correct temperature, making them safe for consumption. This was achieve through acquiring vehicles with dual-temperature functionality which are operated thanks to a partition through the middle, separating into two separate sections. Each side creates it’s own environment and can be set to frozen, chilled, or ambient temperatures – a truly specialist service.


With the correct vehicles in place, the team were able to assign trained drivers. Both clients came with requirements of their own. The first required a multi-drop service, regularly supplying 5 of their franchises with goods. The nature of their consignments meant that there was little to no margin for error. The second client requested last minute crisis management and same day deliveries to franchises. Often, this would require collections within the hour of fresh ingredients. Our team are well-versed in super speedy delivery and were able to surpass expectations, while retaining transparency of any potential stumbling blocks.


The Consignment


The consignments primarily consisted of ingredients which needed to be stored at ambient or frozen temperatures. Due to the nature of the clients at hand, the consignments were, of course, business critical and required special considerations and care to get to their chosen spots in a short period of time. With our specialist temperature vehicles at the ready and dedicated drivers behind the wheel, the consignments were sent off to various restaurant branches all around the country, arriving in perfect condition.


The Conclusion


It’s safe to say the challenge of providing regular temperature controlled vehicles to leading hospitality clients was one which Speedy Freight Warrington took on with gusto. Such a demanding and unpredictable job requires quick thinking, strong communication and extensive industry knowledge, all values which run through our Speedy Freight teams.

This particular job was carried out with such professionalism and dedication that Speedy Freight were rebooked on a repeat basis. If you’re interested in making Speedy Freight a partner of your basis and taking your logistical capabilities to the next level, we’d love to hear from you. Find a branch near you to get started or simply contact us today.

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Dedicated, swift and bespoke – three key cornerstones of our end-to-end logistics service. With everything from white glove to temperature-controlled solutions on offer, Speedy Freight have the answers to your logistical problems. Our courier service operates 24/7, 365 days a year and covers the length and breadth of the nation. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, we’re there.

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