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.

Attached to 13.6-metre trailers, the new mono-temperature Vector HE 19s are an upgrade to prior Carrier Transicold units. The innovative Eco-Drive systems have been retrofitted to six of Cotteswold Dairy’s existing DAF XF tractor units, with the remainder mounted to other new vehicles. With Eco-Drive installed, the company can power its Vector units via the tractor’s engine, reducing operational costs while increasing fleet sustainability.

“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. “Seeing the impressive fuel economy, operating noise and performance of our four existing Vector HE 19 trailers 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 technology with a new multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel savings compared to the previous generation Vector 1950. Its fully hermetic scroll compressor and economiser provide a 40% increase in refrigeration capacity during pull-down and lowers the chance of refrigerant escape by 50%. The Vector HE 19 is also 19% more efficient when plugged into the electrical grid on standby.

“We’re delighted to continue our close working relationship with Cotteswold Dairy, particularly with the addition of the new Eco-Drive units,” said Tony Biggs, Key Account Manager, Carrier Transicold UK. “This is a fantastic next step, and we are excited to accelerate ongoing efforts to help decarbonise its fleet.”