Falcon Vehicle Solutions has taken delivery of 15 13.6m Chereau trailers fitted with Carrier Transicold Vector refrigeration units, in a move it said would deliver improved sustainability and reduced costs for its rental customers.

This is the first time the commercial vehicle hire firm has specified Vector HE 19 units.

Darren Moore, Falcon senior UK key accounts manager, said: “When we were shown the environmental and cost benefits of the Vector HE 19 unit, we knew they would be the ideal choice.

“Being more efficient and much quieter, all 15 additional trailers were immediately snapped up by our customers and we’re getting excellent feedback.”

Carrier Transicold said its Vector unit can cut fuel consumption by up to 30% and operate at 3db quieter when compared to its previous generation Vector.

“As a vehicle hire business, we don’t experience the fuel savings first-hand, but the new units allow us to drive down fuel costs for our customers, while cutting emissions and increasing their fleet sustainability,” Moore added.