De­liv­er­ing bread fresh

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NEW truck and trailer com­bi­na­tions re­cently built by Serco for Pi­o­neer Foods are now be­ing used to de­liver thou­sands of loaves of bread ev­ery day all over KwaZulu- Na­tal, the Western Cape and Gaut­eng.

The com­bi­na­tions com­prise van body trucks, draw­bar trail­ers and stepdeck 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 around the coun­try.

Al­though Serco has built a va­ri­ety of ve­hi­cles for Pi­o­neer Foods pre­vi­ously, this was the first or­der for com­plete trailer com­bi­na­tions. A fea­ture is that 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 which sig­nif­i­cantly speeds up the load­ing process.

The tech­ni­cal man­ager: ve­hi­cles at Sasko Bak­eries, Arno Lourens, said the new Serco ve­hi­cles were now op­er­at­ing all over the coun­try and prov­ing to be wor­thy ac­qui­si­tions to Sasko’s fleet.

Lourens said he was 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. —

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