Marigold Health Foods picks Carrier Transicold Iceland unit for quiet, engineless urban deliveries
Marigold Health Foods has selected an engineless, quiet refrigeration unit for urban deliveries across Greater London to reduce emissions and noise pollution.
The Carrier Transicold (UK) Iceland refrigeration system, fitted to the firm’s new DAF LF 18-tonne rigid, can run entirely on hydro-electric power generated by the truck’s engine and is capable of providing 100% refrigeration capability at idle speeds.
Operating at sound levels below 60dB(A), and therefore PIEK-compliant, the unit will also help prevent noise distrubances when deliveries are made in residential areas.
“As a major distributor of natural and organic products, improving the sustainability of our logistics operation is of primary importance,” said Joel Clancy, logistics manager, Marigold Health Foods.
“The Iceland system has made an instant and positive impact, reducing our carbon dioxide emissions and making this the quietest truck in our fleet, which reduces the risk of disturbance in residential areas.”
The new DAF marks an expansion to Marigold’s seven-strong fleet and was added to accommodate business growth.
It offers a 15-pallet load capacity, meeting the needs for larger, chilled multi-drop deliveries, and joins a fleet which is 100% Carrier-cooled.
Supplied on a five-year contract from Petit Forestier (UK), it will operate from Marigold’s headquarters in Tottenham and will also be used for the occasional delivery to Oxford, Brighton and the south coast.
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Hardcrete takes delivery of first 32-tonne Renault Range C
Ready-mixed concrete supplier, Hardcrete, has put its first Renault truck, a 32-tonne Range C430 8x4 tridem, into operation.
The Kings Langley-based firm’s vehicle, supplied by dealer Border Trucks, includes McPhee mixer body, air conditioning, 24-litre fridge, auto headlights and wipers, leather steering wheel with cruise and telephone control, plus the Optibrake retarder working in conjunction with the six-cylinder DTI 11 430 engine.
MTHL Fleet Services at Heathrow will look after the Range C.
According to MD at Hardcrete, James Harding, positive experiences with Border Trucks and the tridem’s flexibility, manoeuvrability and drivability on all types of terrain, were all factors behind the decision to purchase.
He said: “The rear steering axle ensures it won’t have any problems getting into the sorts of tight spots you’d think of sending a six-wheeler. In fact, its turning circle led us to think it would be better than a 6x4 configuration and when I took it out for a test drive I was mightily impressed.
“Even when it is operating at higher weights, there’s the benefit of extra traction and reduced tyre wear when running empty.”
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