Schmitz Cargobull reefer boosts fleet performance


28 November 2023

Shropshire-based Mark Steward Transport has taken delivery of a Schmitz Cargobull S.KO COOL semi-trailer with S.CU V2.0 cooling unit to improve the efficiency of the business.

The refrigerated transport specialist has paired the semi-trailer with a DAF XG+ tractor unit as part of its temperature-controlled operations.

Owner Mark Steward said: “The S.KO COOL combined with the diesel-powered S.CU V2.0 cooling unit is exceptional, helping to reduce operating costs and improve the sustainability of the business.

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“The MonoTemp version of the cooling unit allows us to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the trailer. What impresses most is the S.CU’s fuel savings of up to 15%. It also runs quietly so it doesn’t affect drivers when they are overnighting in the cab.”

The new arrival will be used to transport frozen foods to supermarkets nationwide and the trailer will cover around 130,000 km per year.

The new generation S.CU V2.0 cooling units are said to lower fuel consumption due to the improved combination of diesel engine and generator. The intelligent partial load operation of the latest drive unit ensures that there is only minimal deviation from the cold storage temperature setpoint, combined with the most efficient use of resources.