SAF-Holland was recently awarded with a Supplier of the Year award from PepsiCo North America Beverages for its introduction of a new air suspension product for use on PepsiCo’s North American beverage route delivery trailers. The award was presented during the 2013 PepsiCo National Fleet/Other Goods & Services Training Summit & Trade Show that was held in St. Louis, Mo.
PepsiCo says the new SAF Trailer Slider Air Suspension, named CBX40 with Auto-PosiLift, is a “game- changer” for its North American beverage fleet operations. The new suspension product is contributing directly to PepsiCo North America Beverages’ environmental sustainability goals of reduced fuel consumption and reduced tire wear.
Dave McInnis, SAF-HOLLAND’s Trailer OEM Account Manager, accepted the award at the annual meeting during a presentation from PBC fleet managers Roland Bailey and Scott Morris.
The CBX40 with Auto-PosiLiftTM was initially developed for multi-stop beverage distribution fleets; other varying load fleet operations such as LTL (Less Than Truck Load), fleets back hauling empty, and food service may also reap the benefits of significant fuel savings, reduced tire-wear, and reduced toll charges.