Refrigerated transport company Cannon Logistics relies on their high performance fleet to stay ahead in their business.

Cannon Logistics delivers perishable foods for approximately 90 clients all over Queensland including retail supermarkets, shipping providers, food service distributors, produce growers and mining towns in the outer regions of the state. Aware of the importance of establishing strong ties within the industry to the survival of the company during the crucial start-up phase, Zac Popov, Managing Director of Cannon Logistics managed to steer around many of the common trip-up points by partnering with a small number of knowledgeable key suppliers.

One key partner in the Cannon success story is temperature-controlled trailer manufacturer, Maxi-CUBE, which has played a leading role in building the transporter’s fleet of 11 single refrigerated vans, all purchased from Maxi-CUBE’s Queensland dealership, Trailer Sales. Each van is 48 feet (14.6 metres) in length and has the capacity to maintain a temperature of -23°C while being used for multi-pickups and deliveries.

Recently, Zac added two more 48-foot vans to bring Cannon’s total fleet to 13 units. He explains that pricing is always a factor when purchasing, but one of the biggest reasons he keeps going back to Maxi-CUBE is the attention to detail when it comes to thermal efficiency and the van’s ability to withstand the hits and bumps of Queensland’s rough roads.

Since taking delivery of the first Maxi-CUBE refrigerated van, Cannon has not had a single vehicle off the road other than for routine servicing.

Trailer Sales’ Scott Thiesfield took Zac’s challenge to help them take Cannon’s business to the next level by introducing him to a range of new features, including Maxi-CUBE’s flat distribution floor with ‘Maxi-GRIP’ finish and a Dual Evaporators (dual temperature) setup.

Maxi-CUBE’s Maxi-GRIP floor, which is pivotal for refrigeration fleets, reduces the risk of injury due to wet or slippery floors and is suitable for using both pallet jacks and forklifts. The Dual Evaporators enable the cool temperatures to be equally distributed to all corners of the van allowing for the stock to maintain its freshness at all times even when the doors are open during delivery.

After inspecting the new design, Zac was happy with the added safety of the Maxi-GRIP floor and was particularly impressed with the extra peace of mind provided by the Dual Evaporators. He observed that the new design alleviates the possibility of damaged goods and keeps the vans on the road.