Cool by Carrier

A key link in the chain of life

Respect for the cold chain is crucial to ensure goods are delivered in optimal condition to customers. It requires expertise that only a specialist can provide. Carrier Transicold is dedicated to maintaining your cold chain and maximizing cost efficiency, while limiting environmental impact.

Developing innovative cold chain solutions is ingrained in the culture of Carrier Transicold, where respect for the cold chain is crucial to ensure perishable, fresh and frozen goods are delivered in optimum condition to customers.

E-DRIVE Experienced Technology Since 1999

The E-DRIVE all-electric technology removes mechanical transmissions found in belt-driven technology by transforming engine power into electricity.

This unique and patented solution delivers superior cold chain performance while reducing CO2 footprint and total cost of ownership :
  • Up to 99,4% uptime
  • +/- 0,8°C cold chain accuracy
  • Reduced carbon footprint

AdvanTE3C - Customer-Driven Innovation

For our customers, it is essential to optimally transport temperature sensitive cargo and deliver quality. The AdvanTEC Solutions Centre is a global group of experts in efficiency and environment focused on developing sustainable transport solutions.

Our research will lead in the future to the introduction of new technologies, to continue redefine the cold chain.


Save Fuel and Weight with ECO-DRIVE

The ECO-DRIVE is a power module, which is fitted to the side of the truck's chassis. 400 volt / 50 Hz is delivered and constantly available. This pump is connected to the truck engine via a PTO (power take off). The hydraulic system drives a generator located inside the power module delivering a constant 400 volt / 50 Hz.

A control is integrated within the hydraulic system, called X-Flow. This innovative system operates independent of the truck’s engine speed and ensures 100 % capacity is always available. The system communicates with the CAN bus of the truck.


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Before Loading

Clean the Equipment
  • Especially the inner side: walls, roof and floor
Pre-Cool The Body
  • Heat ingresses the trailer body through products, open doors and trailer floor, sides and roof.
  • When not in use try to park in the shade.
Check the Condition of Strip Curtains
  • To limit the flow of cold air to the outside, they have to be:
    • not too old
    • with a proper length down to the floor


During Loading

Respect Correct Temperature
  • Product should always be loaded at the correct temperature and from a refrigerated loading bay.
Respect Airflow
  • Do not obstruct the evaporator with the loaded goods. Make sure that air circulation is not impeded.
  • Beware of orientation of pallets that should allow airflow to the rear of the body, through and under the load.
  • Do not load up to the ceiling that will cause short cycling.
Separate Goods
  • Do not mix refrigerated and dry goods in the same compartment.
  • The second compartment cannot be cooled by a fan from the first compartment for hygiene reason


After Loading

Shut Down Unit when Opening Doors
  • Cold air is heavier than hot air. Opening doors with no curtains leads warmer air to replace cooler air.
  • Operating unit when doors are opened may result in frost and increase energy consumption
The Right Setting for Transport Temperature
  • During loading, check the internal temperature of the goods to be transported.
  • The below information is an extract from ATP Handbook 2011. It is given for reference purposes only, and may be overridden on the transporter or the consignee’s advice. More detailed information may be obtained from your Carrier Transicold distributor.


Frozen Foodstuffs

Ice and ice cream
Frozen or quick (deep)-frozen fish, fish products, molluscs and crustaceans and all other quick (deep)-frozen foodstuffs
All frozen foodstuff (except butter)

Chilled Foodstuffs

On melting ice or at temperature of melting ice
Untreated fish, molluscs and crustaceans (except for live fish, live molluscs and live crustaceans)
Either at +2°C or at temperature indicated on the label and/or on the transport document
Minced meat (and any preparations thereof)
Red offal (and any preparations thereof)
Game (other than large game), poultry (and any preparations thereof) and rabbits
Either at +6°C or at temperature indicated on the label and/or on the transport documents
Meat products (except for fully treated by salting, smoking, drying, or sterilization)
Pasteurized milk, fresh dairy products (yoghurt, kefir, cream and fresh cheese*)
Ready cooked foodstuffs (meat, fish, vegetables)
Ready to eat prepared raw vegetables (which have been diced, sliced or otherwise size reducted, but excluding those which have only been washed, peeled or simply cut in half) and vegetables products
Fishs products (except for product fully trated by salting, smoking, drying, or sterilization) not listed above
Raw milk (when milk is collected from the farm for immediate processing, the temperature may rise during carriage to +10°C)
Red meat (and any preparations thereof) and large game (other than red offal)

Keeping your cold chain cost effective is a major challenge. While on the road, it’s important to minimize energy consumption while maintaining performance.

Prepare Transportation

  • Make sure boxes are undamaged to avoid cool air to seep out quickly and have the motor run more frequently.
  • Use partition walls to cool loads individually and enable return packaging to be kept aside.

Make the Best Usage of your Refrigeration Unit

  • Use the built-in standby to reduce energy consumption when parked, or during loading and unloading.
  • Use the control system to select the setting adapted to the load transported.

Maintain the Unit

  • Perform preventive maintenance before entering busy periods and intensive usage to ensure your equipment is ready.
  • Regularly maintain your refrigeration unit following the number of running hours to avoid breakdown and allow for adjustments.

Carrier Transicold offers a wide range of solutions to preserve freshness, ensure safety during transport and enhance the overall appearance and quality of food and beverage retail.

Carrier Transicold is your Cold Chain Partner throughout the Cold Chain


Keeping Bananas Refrigerated

ATP Regulation

(Extract of A.T.P. Europe regulations March 1974)

  • ATP ensure the minimum equipment specification for international transport
  • Ensure the quality of perishable goods during their transportation
  • Are revised each year by a United Nations working group

Approval Of Vehicles Destined For The Carriage Of Perishable Goods:

Before putting a refrigerated vehicle into use, it must be approved by the regional health authorities.

Characteristics Of Vehicles Used For Carrying Perishable Goods:

The refrigerated unit is an insulated unit with a cooling system which makes it possible, at a mean outside temperature of +30°C, to lower the temperature inside the empty body and to maintain this low temperature as follows:

  • Class A: Refrigerated unit equipped with a cooling system allowing the selection of temperatures between +12°C and 0°C inclusive.
  • Class B: Refrigerated unit equipped with a cooling system allowing the selection of temperatures between +12°C and -10°C inclusive.
  • Class C: Refrigerated unit equipped with a cooling system allowing the selection of temperatures between +12°C and -20°C inclusive.

The cooling capacity of a unit is determined by a test carried out in one of the registered testing centers and certified by an official report.

Test results are valid for 6 years.

Signs, Identification

This reference must be followed by the appropriate identification marks from the following list:

Standard Class A refrigerated unit FNA
Reinforced Class A refrigerated unit FRA
Reinforced Class B refrigerated unit FRB
Reinforced Class C refrigerated unit FRC

In addition to the above identification marks, the date (month and year) of expiry of the approval certificate must be indicated.

Example: MODEL FRC
  6 - 2010 (6 = June, 2010 = year)


  • Check the expiry date of the approval certificate regularly. This certificate, or equivalent temporary approval documents, must be supplied when requested by qualified persons.
  • In the case of transformation of an insulated vehicle for refrigerated operation, a request for modification of the approval certificate must be addressed to the regional health authorities.


  • There are other rules and regulations applicable to the transport of temperature sensitive cargo (ARI for the USA – JIS for Japan). For further information on these regulations, please contact our technical departments.

Regulation About Noise Emissions

DIN 8958

  • Measure the Noise level with 5 microphones to find a Sound Pressure value.
  • Calculate a value similar to human ear perception in dB
  • The “ Sound Pressure” is subjective because it depends on distance (7m; 1,2m), environment, temperature, wind…


CE 2000-14 (NFR10-304)

  • Close the source in a virtual hemisphere created by 6 microphones
  • Calculate the Sound power provided by the source of sound
  • Whatever the external conditions and distance of receiving are, the “Sound Power” is always the same.



  • This is not a regulation, but a label from the Netherlands for night time urban distribution


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