The order was placed following positive performance from a Carrier Supra unit in a vehicle acquired last year.
The four new trucks and their Xarios 500 systems join the Redruth-based company’s 18-strong refrigerated fleet, comprising 15 7.5-tonne trucks, from Isuzu, Iveco, Mitsubishi Fuso and Volkswagen, plus three 18-tonne MAN rigid trucks.
“We purchased a truck mounted with a Carrier Transicold Supra 1050 unit and were so impressed with its performance that we’ve never looked back,” said Barry Wilkinson, transport logistics manager, Rodda’s.
“Since then we’ve entrusted our refrigeration requirements to Carrier Transicold UK, and had no hesitation in giving the company 100% of our latest order.”
The latest additions are expected to remain in service for five years and cover 90,000 miles annually. Servicing and maintenance of the fleet is carried out by local service partner Carrier Transicold Cornwall.
The Xarios has ultra-slim evaporators and can maintain a set point of between -20 and +30 degrees Celsius in vehicles with box volumes from 8-40m3.