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UK: The 273 Carrier Transicold trailer fridge units used by Waitrose are said to have achieved an impressive 99.65% availability rate this year.


The results for the first quarter of this year are said to track within 0.1% of Waitrose’s record 99.72% availability for Carrier Transicold’s Vector unit in 2014.

The 273 Carrier Transicold Vector 1850 MT and 1950 MT units represent approximately half of Waitrose’s temperature-controlled trailer fleet. The most recent Vector unit order was completed in December 2014, with 80 additional Vector 1950 MTs being delivered over a 12-month period, each mounted to a Gray & Adams triple-compartment reefer trailer and equipped with Carrier’s DataCold 500T temperature recorders.

“Vehicle uptime is critical to our business and Carrier Transicold’s Vector units have been performing well year-round, even on days when the ambient temperature has been particularly high,” said Simon Gray, vehicle engineering manager at Waitrose.