Tewkesbury-based Cotteswold Dairy has taken delivery of six new temperature-controlled trailers, each fitted with a Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19, alongside 12 tractor units mounted with the company’s first Eco-Drive systems.
Cotteswold Dairy’s refrigerated commercial vehicle fleet delivers to England and Wales from its four depots in Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Shrewsbury and Llandudno.
They said the new vehicles will help reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions across its fleet.
Attached to 13.6 m trailers, the new mono-temperature Vector HE 19s with Eco-Drive have been retrofitted to six of Cotteswold Dairy’s existing DAF XF tractor units with the remainder mounted to other new vehicles.
Eco-Drive enables the company to power its Vector units via the tractor’s own engine to reduce costs.
“We’ve placed our trust in Carrier Transicold for more than two decades, so we are well aware of the quality and reliability its products bring to the table,” said Ruairi Spencer, fleet logistics manager, Cotteswold Dairy.
“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.”
The Vector HE 19 combines Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric tech with a new multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings when compared to the previous generation Vector 1950.
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