Reed Boardall helps to cut its carbon footprint with Carrier Transicold trailer fridge units

Commercial Motor
August 9, 2023


In a move aimed at curbing carbon emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency within its trailer fleet, Reed Boardall has enlisted the help of Carrier Transicold. The Yorkshire-based temperature-controlled distributor has recently acquired 60 Vector S15 units from Dawsongroup truck and trailer, becoming the first UK customer to invest in the mono-temperature product.

In addition, the company has added 20 flagship Vector HE 19 multi-temperature systems to its fleet, facilitated by Asset Alliance Group. These 80 units collectively have the potential to contribute significantly to an annual reduction of over 800 tonnes of CO2 emissions through reduced fuel consumption.

The new Carrier Transicold Vector S15 and Vector HE 19 systems have been fitted to 13.6m single- and double-deck Gray & Adams temperature-controlled trailers.

Stevland Town, MD of Reed Boardall's transport division, said: "Our commitment to advancing sustainability is unwavering; however, it is equally vital that any new refrigeration products introduced into our fleet deliver optimal operational performance.

“Thorough analysis of the Carrier Transicold Vector S15 has particularly highlighted its potential to significantly reduce our carbon footprint, propelling us toward our sustainability objectives. We eagerly anticipate witnessing the fruition of these benefits in the years ahead."

Carrier Transicold says its semi-electric Vector S15 offers exceptional performance with a multi-speed engine, delivering 15kW of cooling capacity, while simultaneously minimising fuel consumption. Weighing just 700kg, it is claimed to be the lightest trailer unit within its category, while also offering low noise levels. Additionally, its open architecture and accessibility features enhance maintenance convenience, minimising workshop downtime.

The Vector HE 19 units, fuse Carrier Transicold's E-Drive all-electric technology with a multi-speed engine design, translating into up to 30% fuel savings when compared with the preceding Vector 1950 units. Meanwhile, the system's fully hermetic scroll compressor and economiser yield a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, coupled with a 50% reduction in refrigerant escape – an integral factor in CO2 emissions reduction.

Scott Dargan, MD UK & Northern Europe at Carrier Transicold, said: "We take pride in the performance of each Vector unit and the solutions they offer to clients striving to minimise their fleets' carbon footprint."

Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire-based Reed Boardall operates a 200-strong truck fleet, which delivers 12,000 pallets of frozen food each day. The new trailer will cover 120,000km annually over the next six years.

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