Thermo King's SB-400 units help keep Honey Transport out of sticky situations
May 1, 2004 12:00 PM
Honey Transport recently placed an order for 12 SB-400 units from Thermo King and took delivery of the first ones in the United States. The SB-400 unit was designed with deep frozen cargo in mind. It features high cooling capacity at low temperatures and super-fast temperature pull-down while providing superior fuel efficiency.
Based in Florida, Honey has been in business since 1968 and specializes in frozen seafood and LTL. It has expanded the business into cold storage and currently employs 150 people.
“We started our business with one truck. Actually we started with two trucks, but the second truck broke down right away. Now we have more than 100,” said Dan Campbell, chief executive officer of Honey.
Thermo King and Honey have had a longstanding relationship. “When they were just starting out and only had one truck, their reefer unit broke down with a load on it. We gave them credit and got their truck back on the road. Since then, Honey Transport knows it can count on us for service and product performance,” said David Harrelson, general manager of Orlando FL-based Carter Thermo King Inc.
What appealed most to Campbell when placing the order for the SB-400 was the extra capacity it provided. After the initial order, Honey ordered five more. “We always try to buy the latest and greatest,” said Campbell.
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