Farragher Logistics, which started as a removal company, has over the last 25 years developed into linehaul services based around shop fittings and specialised freight.
In October of 2014, General Manager, Rory Farragher, took over and steered the business into the direction of refrigeration. This slight change in freight tasks would later align Farragher Logistics with Schmitz Cargobull.
This time last year, Rory made the move to purchase his first Schmitz Cargobull trailer with the help of Brown and Hurley, and 12 months down the track he did it again with a new B-double. The unit, fitted with two Thermo King Advancers and BPW ECO Drums – which have been specified on all of the fleet’s Schmitz Cargobull trailers – is now in action at Farragher Logistics.
“We think they’re a really good unit in terms of both efficiency and the ability to make our temp spec that we need,” Rory says. “The trailers themselves are certainly a really well designed unit suited to the Australian conditions.
“We think that we’re going to get some big savings in fuel, certainly in the summer months, so that was a big reason we chose to go with Schmitz. It was an easy long-term choice for us and we believe these trailers will definitely go the distance.”
Rory says the choice of Schmitz Cargobull has been worth it for Farragher Logistics.
“There’s no doubt that they’ve come into our fleet and are doing well,” he says. “The maintenance is still quite early days with not a lot of servicing at the moment, so it’s really going to be the next two years that show the benefit of their efficiency and also the BPW ECO running.
“Brown and Hurley offers a significant power in servicing, repair and maintenance, and then there’s the availability of ordering B-doubles, which they can commit to in a reasonable timeframe.”
Because of this, Farragher Logistics is looking at a future with Schmitz Cargobull.
“We’re discussing an order with Schmitz Cargobull at the moment for next year,” Rory says. “We probably won’t spread it out, we’re going to aim for mid-year to get a number of sets into the fleet.”
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