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Stacker activity monitored

Freightliner is boosting efficiency across its 13 inland rail sites with a new £3.5m fleet of 10 Hyster RS4531CH reachstackers, supplied and maintained by Briggs Equipment, to replace some older machines.

Freightliner moves containers from the deep sea ports of Felixstowe, Southampton, Tilbury and London Gateway to major UK conurbations, operating around 100 daily services and handling more than 770,000 containers a year.

Peter Thompson, chief terminals engineer, said: “We’re a large, safety-critical organisation with multiple sites across the country, so we need an equipment and engineering services partner we can trust.”

The new-generation RS4531CH reachstacker is designed for maximum space utilisation in intense container terminals and ports, offering outstanding manoeuvrability and superior handling speeds with no loss of power at full capacity for demanding loads.

The truck not only complies with Tier IV Final engine legislation, but Hyster’s energy-efficient technologies also deliver fuel savings of up to 25%.

All the new reachstackers are fitted with the Tracker wireless asset management system, enabling Freightliner to monitor asset activity, individual driver performance and promote driving best practice.

The service level agreement will be managed using Briggs’ online asset management tool BE Portal. Key performance indicators are accessible 24/7 via the system, enabling both Freightliner and Briggs to measure equipment performance by terminal, by individual machine and across the entire company for effective fleet management.

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