Gregory Distribution has updated its fleet of temperature controlled vehicles by adding 10 Vector 1950 MT (multi-temperature) refrigeration units provided by Carrier Transicold UK.
The Vector 1950 MT units are equipped with Carrier's patented E-Drive all-electric technology, which removes mechanical transmissions found in conventional belt-driven systems and transforms engine power into electricity through a generator. The units also use a microchannel condenser coil which contributes to reducing fuel consumption by approximately 10% per watt delivered; further increasing the efficiency of the Gregory Distribution fleet. These coils enable a compact design that results in a 17% reduction in the unit's refrigerant charge. The new temperature-controlled systems will be used to transport chilled and frozen produce for the logistics company's contract with Appleby Westward Group, which service convenience stores across South West England. The new Carrier units are mounted to single-axle Gray & Adams rear steer urban trailers, featuring internal moving longitudinal bulkheads to allow Gregory Distribution to alter the trailers' compartments, enabling varying payloads of frozen, chilled and ambient goods to be carried. "When deciding to invest in new equipment for the fleet it is essential we have the best and most reliable technology to ensure temperature integrity at all times," says Andy Price, fleet support manager, Gregory Distribution. "We'd previously run Carrier's Vector 1850 units and been impressed with their performance, so it seemed an obvious decision to update the fleet with Carrier's latest units." "The Vector 1950 MT units enable us to have precise temperature control to within +/-0.3° in each compartment, even in the prolonged heatwave we experienced this summer," adds Price.

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