First double-deck trailer for Castell Howell fleet

Commercial Motor
November 13, 2017

Castell Howell has added its first double-deck trailer, a 13.6m Gray and Adams tri-axle trailer featuring a Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration unit, to its fleet.

The double-decker joins the Carmarthenshire-based independent food wholesaler’s existing six-strong trailer fleet. According to Carrier Transicold, the Vector 1950 MT’s E-Drive all-electric technology reduces carbon dioxide emissions by lowering refrigerant leak rates by about 55% over conventional belt-driven systems.

It is part of an order from Castell Howell that includes 21 new Carrier Transicold systems: five direct-drive Xarios 600 MTs and 15 Supra truck-mounted systems spread across three models - the Supra 550, 850 MT and 1250 MT.

The Xarios and Supra units are mounted to 20 new rigid trucks with gross vehicle weights between 7.5 and 18 tonnes.

Martin Jones, director of transport operations at Castell Howell, which operates a fleet of 140 commercial vehicles said: “The service levels and uptime we get from Carrier Transicold are excellent.

“When it came to specifying the double-deck, we found the Vector 1950 MT ticked all of the right boxes - particularly impressing with its rapid pull-down speeds and excellent refrigerant containment.”

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