Scottish carrier GSM Transport has taken delivery of two new refrigerated trailers, each with a Transicold transporter Vector® 1550 unit. Designed to distribute milk across the UK for one of the company’s dairy customers, the new assets join a fleet of 24 refrigerated trailers that have been cooled by Carrier for over 20 years. Carrier Transicold is part of Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE: CARR), the world’s leading provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent construction and cold chain solutions.
The two new Vector 1550 mono-temperature units are mounted on 13.6 meter Gray & Adams refrigerated trailers and are new additions to GSM Transport’s fleet, which includes both Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 and Vector 1950 MT units. (multi-temperatures).
“We started using Carrier for our trailers in the 90s, and they have always provided everything we needed,” said Jim Morrison, owner of GSM Transport. “The Vector range allows us to choose the model that best suits our specific needs, with the power and energy efficiency of the Vector 1550 being ideal for our work with McQueens Dairies. When you add in the exceptional maintenance and after-sales support, it’s fair to say we’ve always been a satisfied customer.
The Vector 1550 unit is well suited to the needs of GSM Transport, offering a unique combination of power and efficiency. The ability of the system to provide exceptional lowering speeds and precise set point control is essential for transporting milk and dairy products. The Vector 1550 features Carrier Transicold’s fully electric E-Drive ™ technology, which eliminates mechanical transmissions found in the refrigeration systems of belt-driven trucks and trailers. The E-Drive converts engine power into electricity via a generator, helping to reduce refrigerant leak rates by up to 55% while reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
“The beauty of the Vector unit is the all-electric technology at its heart, which makes it easier and more affordable to use. We expect six new Vector 1550s in total this year, all designed to support the expansion of our business, ”added Morrison.
The new trailers will operate for eight to ten years, traveling approximately 130,000 kilometers per year. They will deliver milk seven days a week from its headquarters in Annan to customers as far north as Aberdeen and south as Northampton.
Founded in 1996, GSM Transport has built a solid reputation for delivering refrigerated products to businesses in Scotland, England and mainland Europe. Since 2016, the transport company has been providing McQueens dairies with transport to their depots, with an increasing number of its trailers sporting the dairy livery.
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