Bakers Transport requires innovation
Serco is supplying 22 demountable load bodies to Bakers Transport, which will use them to service the Clicks Distribution Centre in Johannesburg.
Fleet manager at Bakers Transport, Mohammed Cassim, says the units are ideal for quick loading and offloading.
“We have been doing business with Serco for the past 10 years or more and can vouch for their high-quality products and services.”
Serco had to be innovative to reduce the amount of downtime and speed up turnaround times.
Serco managing director, Clinton Holcroft, says the demountable load bodies, complete with load securing straps, are a relatively new concept.
“The idea is that the body and the sub-structure can be dropped off at the distribution centre, while the chassis is taken away to be reloaded. The turnaround time is much faster,” explains Holcroft.
“Part of the challenge was to get the tail lift to operate from the truck chassis instead of from the body as is generally done.
“This reduces the number of tail lifts required, as well as the financial outlay by the customer, saving money and giving the client the edge,” he says.