UK-based Clive Cowern Transport has improved fleet sustainability with 10 new temperature-controlled trailers, featuring nine flagship Carrier Transicold Vector ® HE 19 multi-temperature (MT) units and a single mono-temperature Vector 1550.
The digitally enabled units connect to Carrier Transicold’s telematics platform and are backed by a BluEdge service contract, allowing for improved operational efficiency throughout the life of the products. Clive Cowern Transport’s new Vector HE 19 and Vector 1550 units are mounted to 13.6-metre temperature-controlled trailers from Chereau and Schmitz Cargobull, respectively.
All 10 units are backed by Carrier’s powerful telematics package and replace older competitor-cooled assets, cementing Carrier’s position as the company’s main refrigerated equipment supplier across its 53-strong mixed commercial vehicle fleet.
Both the Vector HE 19 and Vector 1550 units feature Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric technology, which helps to reduce refrigerant leak rates by up to 55% while also cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Clive Cowern Transport also benefits from Carrier Transicold’s powerful connected technology and telematics platform. This allows the business to remotely alter the set point or operation mode of its Carrier-cooled assets, clear any alarms, initiate defrosts and carry out pre-trip checks from any connected device around the world – all helping to improve operational efficiency and further reduce fuel consumption.
Delivering a mixture of goods, including food and pharmaceuticals nationwide, the new trailers are expected to cover 160,000 km annually. The new units are also backed by Carrier Transicold’s highest-level BluEdge Elite fixed cost full-service maintenance package, which includes annual temperature control testing and certification, full regulatory checks and access to Carrier’s oneCALL 24/7 incident management service.
With more than 30 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector, Clive Cowern is a road haulage, temperature controlled logistics, home delivery, secure warehouse storage facilities and pallet distribution specialist offering services through out the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Its new refrigerated solutions support Carrier’s 2030 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goal of helping its customers reduce their carbon footprint by more than 1 gigaton.