PDQ Specialist Courier Services has selected Carrier Transicold Pulsor™ 400 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration units to provide the cooling power for a pair of new 3.5 tonne Mercedes-Benz light commercial vehicles, used to transport temperature-critical pharmaceutical and clinical trial deliveries across the UK and throughout Europe. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold UK, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The UK-wide fleet selected the Pulsor 400 MT systems for their ability to reach full refrigeration capacity at engine speeds as low as 1,000 rpm. This means they can maintain temperature integrity throughout the delivery cycle – even when making deliveries in congested city centres.
Both vehicles will be used intensively and are expected to average 100,000 miles per year during a projected three-year life in service. They join a 25-strong fleet of commercial vehicles operated by Cheshire-headquartered PDQ Specialist Courier Services, all of which are specified with Carrier Transicold refrigeration systems.
“The product reliability and aftersales support we receive from Carrier Transicold is second to none,” said Brian Brennan, managing director, PDQ Specialist Courier Services. “Ensuring temperature integrity is maintained throughout the delivery cycle is critical to our customers. The fact we invest in the best transport refrigeration equipment is key to why our customers trust us to carry their temperature-sensitive cargo.”
Prior to ordering the new systems, PDQ Specialist Courier Services sought expert advice from both Carrier Transicold and local service partner Carrier Transicold Northwest, to specify the optimum technology for this niche application.
Both Pulsor units can interface with PDQ Specialist Courier Services’ fleet telematics package, giving customers access to real-time location tracking and temperature monitoring at any point in the journey. The new systems are also covered by Carrier Transicold’s everCOLD™ full-service maintenance package, which includes all recommended maintenance conducted by F-Gas certified, manufacturer-trained technicians using genuine Carrier Transicold performance parts, plus 24/7 access to Carrier’s oneCALL™ emergency assistance service across Europe.
“Ensuring all fridge maintenance is carried out via the Carrier Transicold service network in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines gives us peace of mind that our units are always in top condition. It is also another way we can demonstrate to our customers that their deliveries are in safe hands,” adds Brennan.
With a powerful cooling capacity of 3,825 watts and an airflow of up to 1,030 m3 per hour, Carrier Transicold Pulsor 400 MT systems are ideally suited for transporting sensitive goods. The units also offer the ability to simultaneously cool and heat different compartments within the load space at the same time, maintaining chosen set points between -25 and +30 degrees Celsius in outside temperatures of -25 to +50 degrees. This makes the Pulsor 400 MT ideal for operation across Europe year-round, with precise temperature control to within 0.8 degrees of the set point.
PDQ Specialist Courier Services was established in 1998 and provides dedicated temperature-controlled deliveries for the pharmaceutical, hazardous material and scientific analysis industries.
About Carrier Transicold
Carrier Transicold helps improve transport and shipping of temperature controlled cargoes with a complete line of equipment and services for refrigerated transport and cold chain visibility. For more than 45 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable container refrigeration systems and generator sets, direct-drive and diesel truck units, and trailer refrigeration systems. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.transicold.carrier.com. Follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.