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Keep it Cool adds Carrier Transicold TRUs

March 16, 2022
UK-based distributor grows fleet with three new rigid trucks equipped with Supra 850 MT multi-temperature transport refrigeration units

United Kingdom-based Keep It Cool recently added three new rigid trucks with Carrier Transicold Supra 850 MT (multi-temperature) units to its growing fleet.

The new Supra units are mounted to one 18-tonne (19.8-U.S. ton)and two 12-tonne (13.2-ton) DAF LF rigids, all featuring bodies from Gray & Adams. The new trucks are the latest additions to Keep It Cool’s now 18-strong temperature-controlled vehicle fleet, which includes a mix of 3.5-tonne (3.9-ton) vans to 26-tonne (28-7-ton) rigids.

“We have been specifying different Carrier products for more than eight years,” said Nikki Redhead, founder of Keep It Cool. “They have always been incredibly reliable, easy to operate and driver friendly. They simply do exactly what we need them to year-round. On top of the products themselves, what sets Carrier apart is its fantastic service support network. If one of our units ever requires any maintenance, we know we can count on a quick and efficient turnaround, meaning we get our vehicle back on the road with minimal impact to the business.”

The Supra 850 MT units deliver constant airflow, independent of engine speed, which ensures rapid pull-down and accurate multi-temperature set point control, according to Carrier Transicold. This flexibility allows Keep It Cool to transport a wide range of chilled and frozen food products to supermarkets, hospitals, schools, restaurants, and distribution centers nationwide, as well as specialist items, including pharmaceuticals.

On the road seven days a week and clocking up 100,000 kilometers (62,137 miles) a year, the new trucks and refrigeration units are well suited for intensive delivery schedules.

“Our business is rapidly expanding so we’ve turned to Carrier to support that growth,” Redhead said. “These new vehicles were initially bought to replace older trucks, but customer demand required us to take them on as additional assets. This has meant Carrier has had to play an increasingly vital role, both with the new vehicles and for helping us keep our older fridge units in service and running smoothly.”

Expected to remain in operation up to seven years, the 850 MT units all are backed by Carrier Transicold’s comprehensive BluEdge fixed cost full-service maintenance package, which includes annual temperature control testing and certification, full regulatory checks, and access to the company’s oneCALL 24/7 incident management service.

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