Reed Boardall has taken delivery of 60 Carrier Transicold Vector S15 units and 20 Vector HE 19 multi-temperature systems in a deal that could see the haulier cut its carbon emissions by more than 800 tonnes a year.

The new mono-temperature Carrier Transicold Vector S15 systems were provided by Dawsongroup Truck & Trailer, whilst the multi-temperature Vector HE 19 systems were supplied by Asset Alliance Group.

Both systems are mounted to 13.6-metre single and double deck trailers respectively and were selected by Reed Boardall after a trial that evaluated their levels of fuel economy and cooling efficiency.

Stevland Town, MD of Reed Boardall’s transport division, said: “Increasing sustainability is a core goal for us, but it is imperative that any new refrigeration products we introduce into the fleet also deliver the optimum operational performance.

“Detailed analysis of the new Carrier Transicold Vector S15 in particular showed outstanding potential to greatly reduce our carbon footprint and help us reach our sustainability goals. We’re excited to see how those rewards pan out over the coming years.”

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At 700 kg, it is the lightest trailer unit in its segment, as well as one of the quietest in the Carrier Transicold Vector range. The Vector S15’s open architecture also makes maintenance easier, cutting workshop downtime to a minimum.

The company’s Vector HE 19 units combine Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric technology with its own multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings when compared to the previous generation Vector 1950 units they are replacing.

The system’s fully hermetic scroll compressor and economiser also unlock a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down, as well as a 50% reduction in refrigerant escape, further cutting CO2 emissions.

Scott Dargan,Carrier Transicold MD for UK & Northern Europe, said: “It is always rewarding to see the operational and sustainability benefits our technology can unlock.

“We stand by the performance of each Vector unit and what the solution can deliver for customers looking to lower the carbon footprint of their fleets.”

Reed Boardall, which is based at Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire, has a fleet of 200 vehicles operating 24 hours a day, year-round. It delivers 12,000 pallets of frozen food daily from manufacturers across Britain, Europe and UK supermarkets.

Its latest arrivals are expected to cover 120,000 kilometres annually across the next six years. Both new systems will contribute to Carrier’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goal of helping customers reduce their carbon footprint by more than one gigaton by 2030.