The company is also expected to improve its fleet sustainability with 12 tractor units mounted with Eco-Drive systems.
Attached to 13.6-metre trailers, the new mono-temperature Vector HE 19s are an upgrade to prior Carrier Transicold units. The Eco-Drive systems have been retrofitted to six of Cotteswold Dairy’s existing DAF XF tractor units with the remainder mounted to other new vehicles. With Eco-Drive installed, the company is able to power its Vector units via the tractor’s own engine, reducing operational costs while increasing fleet sustainability.
Ruairi Spencer, fleet logistics Manager at Cotteswold Dairy, said: “Having seen the impressive fuel economy, operating noise and performance of our four existing Vector HE 19 trailers, it was a no-brainer to specify more for the business. Adding the powerful Eco-Drive system to the fleet has also been a long-standing plan, so we’re looking forward to reaping the benefits they will deliver across our operation.”
According to Carrier Transicold, the Vector HE 19 combines Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric technology with a new multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings when compared to the previous generation Vector 1950. Its hermetic scroll compressor and economiser provides a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down and lowers the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%, all while being 3 dB(A) quieter than the legacy unit, minimising sound pollution.
The customer is also protecting its latest units with 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.