South Lincs Foodservice has taken delivery of two new 18-tonne DAF CF rigids equipped with Carrier Transicold Supra 1150 MT units and Eco-Drive systems.

The company said the combination allowed the units to run via their diesel engine, or electrically from power derived from the truck engine itself, creating a hybrid configuration that will help the business reduce fuel consumption and improve fleet sustainability.

Replacing older trucks in the South Lincs Foodservice fleet, they will each be used on delivery routes within 90 miles of the company’s Sutterton depot.

“Carrier Transicold has always had a strong presence within our temperature-controlled fleet,” said Damon Ingamells, head of operations at South Lincs Foodservice.

“So, when the team raised the potential for a hybrid configuration with the Eco-Drive technology, we were immediately interested. This allows us to reduce fuel costs and cut fleet emissions, with the flexibility of being able to revert to the unit’s own power source when required – it really is the ideal solution for our needs.”