Utilimaster announced it has received orders for over 500 refrigerated and other units from grocery chains around the U.S.
The increase in orders is a result of the way people now get their groceries.
“Consumers expect reliable, on-time service with their grocery delivery orders. Utilimaster understands this need and provides a wide range of vehicles to meet efficient and safe grocery delivery demands,” said Daryl Adams, president and CEO of The Shyft Group. “Whether it’s a grocery delivery to your door or a heavy-duty truck from the distribution center to a retail grocer, Utilimaster has the best purpose-built solution on the road, today and tomorrow.”
Utilimaster provides several temperature-controlled vehicles, including Multi Temp vehicles. These vehicles include other GVWR classes, and they are designed to deliver fresh, frozen, cold, and ambient temperature goods, within the same vehicle.
“As more customers in urban, suburban, and rural areas seek grocery delivery solutions, our commitment to provide diversified vehicle offerings has increased in response,” said Chad Heminover, president, Shyft Fleet Vehicles and Services. “In addition to our broad vehicle lineup, Utilimaster produces refrigerated vehicles across our manufacturing footprint, so we are uniquely positioned to meet customer needs, from both a manufacturing and distribution standpoint.”
Utilimaster is a brand of The Shyft Group’s Fleet Vehicles & Services business unit. The company focuses on vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for ecommerce-driven parcel delivery.