The decision was made, says Whites’ transport manager Pete White, after experiencing good performance, reliability and long service life with 20 trailers mounted with the previous generation Vector 1850 systems.
The Cirencester-based operator specialises in the transport of fresh hanging meat. Its European express service has drivers positioned in relay along the route, meaning the vehicle can reach its destination in the quickest time possible.
“Vehicle downtime simply isn’t an option on our non-stop service,” says White. “Thanks to Carrier Transicold’s network of maintenance providers, we have peace of mind that should our trucks run into any problems, they can be back on the road quickly, regardless of where they are in Europe.”
The Cirencester-based operator’s new additions are expected to cover up to 100,000 miles a year, delivering fresh meat and palletised good across the UK and mainland Europe, and returning with fresh or frozen local produce.
“The fact that our previous Carrier-equipped trailers were still going strong after nine years, despite how hard we worked them, is testament to their reliability, and is the main reason we continue to specify 100% Carrier Transicold equipment on new assets,” adds White.
“We like to have the very best for our fleet and, for us, that means Carrier Transicold systems on Chereau trailers.”
With a cooling capacity of up to 18,875W and airflow of 5,700 m3/h, the Vector 1950 systems are ideally suited to transporting fresh meat. A rapid pulldown rate facilitates precise cold chain control and integrity at all times.
Carrier’s patented E-Drive all-electric technology removes up to 17 serviceable parts, which combined with its electrically driven semi-hermetic compressor and the use of micro-channel condenser coils, reduces refrigerant charge and possible escapes compared to conventional systems.