Food wholesaler Castell Howell now has its first double-deck trailer, complete with a Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration unit, to maximise pallet space on longer routes.
The specification for the new tri-axle trailer is just part of an order for the Camarthenshire-based company that includes 21 new Carrier Transicold systems.
Castell Howell has operated Carrier Transicold equipment for more than 30 years, but the 13.6-metre Gray & Adams double-deck trailer will be the largest internal load space Carrier Transicold has ever cooled for the wholesaler.
“The service levels and uptime we get from Carrier Transicold are excellent,” said Martin Jones, director of transport operations, Castell Howell. “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.”
The new double-deck trailer offers a significant increase in load space, helping to maximise fleet efficiency and reduce vehicle journeys, with the ability to maintain up to three different set points across both decks at the same time.
In addition, because of the Vector 1950 MT’s patented E-Drive all-electric technology, the unit helps to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by lowering refrigerant leak rates by as much as 55 per cent over conventional belt-driven systems. Along with the environmental impact, this brings down maintenance costs as well.