Carvel Ice Cream Celebrations Foods, based in New Britain, Conn., announced that it ordered additional Hand Truck Sentry System units for its RSRs to equip their new Penske Freightliner M2 fleet trucks arriving in Phoenix this April. Celebration Foods’ National Asset Manager Jim Gust, who also facilitates monthly safety meetings for Carvel Ice Cream, continues to research new truck equipment innovations, supply chain and logistics technology to make their Carvel Ice Cream delivery routes safer and more productive.
“It was Jim’s idea several years ago to take our HTS hand truck rack into the frozen foods industry,” says Carl Boettcher, HTS Systems national accounts manager. “Carvel Celebration Foods has been using our HTS products on Freightliner M2 trucks in five states for over three years. We now have our HTS units traveling down the highway on all types of ice cream and refrigerated trucks from Brooklyn, New York, to Los Angeles, California.”
“The HTS Ultra-Rack has really helped our RSR’ on the Carvel units we have installed the Hand Truck Sentry System,” Gust says. “It has made their jobs safer, and the equipment is lasting longer due to less wear and tear. We are very happy with the system, as well as the excellent service and follow-up.”