Carrier Transicold has delivered five new refrigerated trailers, each specified with a Vector® 1550 unit, to South West-based Gregory Distribution. They join a 135-strong refrigerated trailer fleet that has been 100 per cent Carrier-cooled for more than 13 years. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The mono-temperature Vector 1550 units are mounted to 13.6-metre Don-Bur Insuliner curtainside refrigerated trailers, suitable for the rapid loading and unloading requirements of Gregory Distribution’s dairy contracts. The new units join 30 Vector 1550 and 105 Vector 1950 multi-temperature systems already in operation within the fleet.
“We’ve only specified Carrier refrigeration units since 2004 because we get everything we need from Carrier Transicold,” said Dan Saunders, technical support manager, Gregory Distribution. “The units are extremely reliable, the service levels are second to none and their continued commitment to innovation has kept us coming back year after year.”
The Vector 1550 units are well suited for use with the Insuliner trailer, delivering a blend of power and efficiency, with exceptional pull-down speeds and temperature control that allows Gregory Distribution to quickly change between ambient and refrigerated loads.
“We operate 2,000 commercial vehicle assets and generally specify box bodies for our refrigerated trailers. These new units will be used primarily to transport dairy products across the UK, so the combination of the Insuliner curtain and the Vector 1550 works effectively, giving us the versatility to load whatever is required for the return trip,” adds Saunders.
Each of the new trailers will travel more than 150,000 kilometres a year, delivering temperature-controlled and time-critical goods across the UK, seven days a week. Gregory Distribution, which will celebrate 100 years of trading in 2019, serves more than 400 customers, ranging from local companies to large, multi-national organisations, delivering goods regionally and nationally.