UK supermarket chain Booths said it was working towards an engineless future after specifying new Carrier Transicold refrigerated trailer systems.
It has taken delivery of three Vector eCool units, mounted to tandem-axle urban trailers from Gray & Adams, as well as six new DAF CF 4x2 tractors fitted with Transicold’s Eco-Drive power units.
Operating off the truck engine, the Eco-Drive can provide 100% refrigeration capacity, even at standard engine idle speed.
Later this year, Booths said it would also be adding two 26-tonne DAF CF rigids fitted with engineless Carrier Iceland MT systems.
The new assets will enable Booths to operate 70% of its temperature controlled equipment on either all-electric or hybrid electric power.
Craig Stopforth, Booths transport manager, said: “Thanks to Carrier we can see a clear path toward an engineless future for our refrigeration systems and don’t anticipate specifying any diesel-powered systems from here on.”