Carrier Transicold delivers on LST cooling for food distributor15 May 2014
Chilled and ambient food distributor Gist has taken delivery of its first longer semi-trailers (LSTs), five Gray & Adams units, each fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 multi-temperature equipment.
The trailers are more than 15m long and, with the refrigeration technology, will enable Gist to haul larger loads of temperature-sensitive goods while still meeting weight and turning circle regulations.
"The LSTs are great new assets to our fleet," says Sam de Beaux, engineering director for Gist.
"As the LSTs have a larger area to fill... the power of the Vector 1950 unit is exactly what we need to keep the LSTs cool."
The Vector units are equipped with Carrier Transicold's patented E-Drive electric technology, which removes the mechanical transmissions found in conventional belt-driven refrigeration systems and transforms engine power into electricity through a generator.
The new trailers are operating with DAF tractor units. The drivers completed a two-day course to learn how to operate the longer articulated vehicles.
All of the units are covered by Carrier's Golden Cold R&M contracts.
Carrier Transicold (UK) Ltd
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