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Keeping it fresh with Freighter

Upon winning a contract to deliver the freshest Australian produce from the Sydney Fruit Markets to Ziggys Garden Fresh retail fruit markets located in the heart of Canberra, Gorman Transport’s owner operators Rob and Michele Gorman purchased a Freighter Insuliner with EziLiner technology, along with a new Western Star 4864 FXB.

Rob contacted Matthew Watson from SX Trailers in Chipping Norton NSW and Freighter to build a 48 foot Insuliner trailer. The relationship between Gorman Transport and SX Trailers has been based on mutual friendship and respect for many years.

Rob explains, “Matt from SX and the engineers from Freighter ensured that we didn’t deviate from the specifications which were matched to our requirements. The fact that they have built Insuliners previously gave me great confidence that the end product was going to operate the way we wanted to the final millimetre.”

The Freighter Insuliner combines a Thermo King SLX 400 refrigeration unit with an insulated roof, floor and rear doors and curtains that feature blankets of polyester, allowing the convenience of side entry to the trailer, making it easy and faster for Rob to load up at the markets or cold storage facilities.

“Understanding the traditions and respect that a produce supplier like Ziggys has built up over many years, we would be doing them a disservice if we didn’t use equipment that maximised thermal performance and kept produce at its freshest during transit, and certainly every aspect of our Freighter Insuliner helps us achieve our objective,” he said.

The use of EziLiner technology to provide vertical curtain tension is also a welcome addition according to Rob.  “The simplicity of it all and the fact that a single lever provides automated vertical curtain tension has made it easier and faster to operate and avoids opening and closing buckles and straps all the time.”

Furthermore, the removal of buckles and straps from the trailer curtain has allowed Ziggys to better present its marketing livery as part of the curtain and rear door.

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