Greener transport

Samworth Brothers Supply Chain has become the latest UK business to add the Carrier Transicold Vector® eCool™ unit into its fleet, taking delivery of six of the world’s first fully autonomous, all-electric engineless refrigerated trailer systems already operating on roads in ten European countries


Discussing the investment, Ian Cooper, Regional Fleet Manager at Samworth Brothers Supply Chain said: “It will play a key role in reducing our carbon footprint, helping us to focus on our path to net zero, while forming a vital part of our duty of care to the environment. Of course, given the current cost of diesel, any way to lower our fuel usage across the fleet is also a welcome bonus.”

The Vector eCool unit combines Carrier’s E-Drive™ all-electric technology with a new cutting-edge energy recovery and storage system, which produces no direct carbon dioxide (CO2) or particulate emissions. The all-electric Vector eCool is also PIEK-compliant, which combined with its emissions performance, means that the system offers the ultimate solution to tightening inner city and urban regulations.