Scotland-based haulier The Real McKay has taken delivery of six new trailers mounted with Carrier Transicold Vector™ 1350 units – the lightest trailer refrigeration system in the Vector range. Carrier Transicold is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
Built to offer maximum payload capacity through its lightweight design, the Vector 1350 enables hauliers to carry greater loads, increasing profitability and replacing the previous generation Maxima range. Each Vector 1350 system is powered by a highly efficient 1.1-litre engine, which is up to 30 per cent more fuel efficient, and holds approximately 27 per cent less refrigerant than the Maxima unit thanks to its advanced microchannel condenser coil.
The new mono temperature units are mounted to tri-axle Gray & Adams trailers and join 33 Carrier Transicold-cooled reefers already in service with the customer. They will be used intensively, seven days a week, to transport full loads of fresh fish across the UK and Europe.
Each trailer is expected to cover 150,000 kilometres per year and will remain in service with The Real McKay for the next decade. The new units operate at a reduced noise level of just 69 decibels, making each delivery quieter and providing greater comfort for the haulier’s drivers.
The Real McKay operates a 100 per cent Carrier Transicold fleet and we’re delighted that tradition has been upheld with this latest delivery,” said James Bell, national key account manager, Carrier Transicold. “Weighing around 643 kilograms, the Vector 1350’s lightweight design is perfect for operators where payload is critical. It offers the perfect blend of reliability and fuel efficiency – attributes which make it an attractive choice for busy fleets.”
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 40 years, Carrier Transicold has been an industry leader, providing customers around the world with the most 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 Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. For more information, visit www.carriertransicold.eu or follow Carrier on Twitter: @SmartColdChain.