Each Iceland unit is driven by Carrier’s Eco-Drive power module, which uses hydro-electric power generated by the truck’s Euro VI engine. This removes the need for a separate diesel engine, which helps to cut emissions, improve fuel efficiency and reduce maintenance costs.
Lineage is monitoring the impact of the engineless technology and, if successful, plans to fit the Iceland units to other vehicles in its fleet.
“We’ve come to expect exceptional performance from the Carrier Transicold units already in our fleet, so when we started looking at engineless refrigeration for our London operations, Carrier was the obvious choice,” says Will Maycock, head of transport at Lineage.
“With the nature of the work these vehicles will be completing, the pull-down of the internal temperature post-delivery is massively important. The Iceland units meet our requirements and will deliver the perfect blend of power and efficiency,” Maycock adds.
Operating from Lineage’s Gillingham and Peterborough depots, the vehicles will cover 90,000km a year and will be on the road six days a week.