Davies International moves up to Carrier’s Vector 1950

Fareham, Hampshire, UK: Davies International has updated its fleet with 10 new temperature-controlled trailers with Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 units.

The new 13.6-metre trailers are like-for-like replacements and will cover up to 150,000 kilometres a year.

Davies International has a 30-year tradition of running Carrier fridges. The trailers have the first Vector 1950 units operated by the firm. Previously it ran Vector 1850 units.

Regular payloads will include temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, ships’ stores and food products moving between the UK and mainland Europe. The company supports cruise ships calling at domestic and international ports, where reliable and timely delivery is imperative.

“We pride ourselves on carrying the most temperature-sensitive payloads to customers across Europe, so we need a fridge that’s up to that task,” said Steven Davies, managing director, Davies International. “The fact we kept our previous Vector units in service for 10 years is testament to their build quality, and we have no doubt the new units will deliver the same impressive performance.”

To further help with its temperature-critical pharmaceutical loads, Davies International uses Carrier Transicold’s DataCold 600 temperature recorder, which uses probes to independently monitor temperatures and identify any deviations, helping to maintain precise set-point control. The company also uses Carrier Transicold’s recommended tracking, telematics and fleet management system, which displays the precise location of the trailer, along with live temperature data to help operators react accordingly in order to prevent any spoiled goods.

These benefits are supported by the new Vector 1950 systems, which offer increased cooling capacity versus the units they replace, for even faster pull-down speeds and the ability to haul larger loads over longer distances. They also continue to benefit from Carrier’s patented E-Drive all-electric technology, which transforms engine power into electricity through a generator, reducing risks of leaks and emissions. This technology significantly reduces fuel consumption and results in a lower carbon footprint and quieter operation.

Carrier Transicold has delivered the new equipment backed by its comprehensive everCOLD™ full-service, repair and maintenance package. This includes annual temperature control testing and certification, full regulatory checks, and access to Carrier Transicold’s oneCALL™ 24/7 incident management service.

“Choosing the EverCold package gives us the ultimate peace of mind, particularly when moving temperature-sensitive cargoes a long way from home. On the rare occasions we have needed to use the service in the past, Carrier has always reacted straight away, assigning one of its pan-European service partners to get us back on the road quickly,” said Davies.

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