New trucks help Bako cut fleet emissions

Bakery wholesaler Bako has received 24 rigid trucks, mounted with a combination of Carrier Transicold Supra 1150 MT (multi-temperature) systems and engineless Iceland 11 MT units.

The trucks are expected to deliver efficient cooling capability, with the ability to power the refrigeration units via the truck’s engine and help reduce fuel usage and deliver potential emissions savings.

Bako’s new Carrier Transicold Iceland MT units are each fitted to 18-tonne and 26-tonne Scania L-320 rigid trucks supplied by Preston Scania. In addition, the new Supra 1150 MT units, mounted to 26-tonne Volvo FM rigids feature insulated box bodies built by Gray & Adams. They replace older vehicles in the company’s temperature-controlled fleet.

Carrier Transicold’s Iceland units run on power derived from the truck’s own engine through the company’s Eco-Drive system. Eco-Drive incorporates a hydraulic pump connected to the vehicle’s engine power take-off, which is capable of generating the electrical input required to provide 100% refrigeration capacity, even at standard idle speed. The Iceland unit also has rapid temperature pull-down capability and operates at a PIEK-compliant level below 60 dB(A).

Bako’s new Supra 1150 MT units mounted on rigid trucks have also been fitted with Eco-Drive systems, creating a hybrid set-up that allows the company to switch back to the Supra unit’s standalone diesel power if the vehicle stops for any period of time, without the need to keep the truck engine running.

Bako’s new products are also all backed by Carrier Transicold’s BluEdge fixed cost full-service maintenance package. This includes annual temperature control testing and certification, full regulatory checks and access to the company’s oneCALL 24/7 incident management service.

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