BELGIUM: The first trailer featuring Thermo King’s new Advancer-e engineless and electric trailer refrigeration unit has started operations in the Netherlands.
The trailer is part of Refrigerated Trailer Rentals Holland (RTR) fleet and is operated by Dailycool, a company specialising in transport and logistics services of meat, vegetables and fruit products.
The new electric Advancer-e unit in the RTR fleet is powered by the Thermo King Energ-e Pack (battery and power management system), while the refrigeration unit has been designed to be power-agnostic and compatible with all major engine-alternative power sources including the Thermo King AxlePower, Frigoblock’s alternator and inverter technology, as well as shore-power when stationed at the depot.
With its fully electric architecture, one Advancer-e unit is said to able to reduce a trailer fleet’s carbon footprint by up to 10 tonnes of CO2 per year.
RTR is headquartered in Barendrecht, near Rotterdam, and offers short and long-term rental of fully spec’d refrigerated trailers to customers in Benelux, Germany and the UK.
“Advancer-e was designed to accelerate the realisation of carbon neutral trailer fleets. It incorporates an engineless and electric architecture with all the features that make the Advancer units the most efficient trailer refrigeration systems in the market,” claimed Colm O’Grady, trailer product leader at Thermo King.