Refrigerated trailers, also known as reefer trailers, have been an essential part of the cold chain logistics industry for decades. These trailers have traditionally been equipped with an engine-driven refrigeration unit to keep the cargo inside at the desired temperature. However, there is a newer technology that is changing the game: engineless refrigeration trailers. Here, we will discuss the benefits of engineless refrigeration trailers and why they are becoming increasingly popular.

How They Work

Engineless refrigeration trailers use a battery-powered refrigeration system that does not require an engine to operate. The system is charged using a charging station or while the trailer is being towed, making it a more sustainable option. Carrier’s all-electric Vector eCool units create kinetic energy generated by the trailer axle and breaks that is converted to electric energy and stored in a battery pack that powers the refrigeration unit.

The Benefits

One of the most significant benefits of an engineless refrigeration trailer is its environmental friendliness. Traditional engine-driven refrigeration units emit harmful greenhouse gases, contributing to air pollution and climate change. Engineless refrigeration trailers do not have an engine, which means they do not emit any pollutants. This makes them an eco-friendly option for companies that are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Another advantage of engineless refrigeration trailers is their lower noise level. Engine-driven refrigeration units can be loud and disruptive, especially in urban areas. Engineless refrigeration trailers are much quieter, making them a better option for night-time deliveries or deliveries to residential areas.

Engineless refrigeration trailers also require less maintenance than traditional refrigeration trailers. Engine-driven refrigeration units have complex mechanical systems that require regular maintenance and repairs, which can be costly and time-consuming. Engineless refrigeration trailers have fewer mechanical parts, making them easier to maintain and less likely to break down.

Finally, engineless refrigeration trailers offer more flexibility in terms of delivery routes. Traditional refrigeration trailers are limited in the areas they can go due to environmental regulations and noise restrictions. Engineless refrigeration trailers do not have these limitations, making them a better option for deliveries in urban areas and other restricted areas.

It’s clear that engineless refrigeration trailers offer several benefits that make them a better option than traditional refrigeration trailers. They are eco-friendly, quiet, require less maintenance, and offer more flexibility in terms of delivery routes. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, we can expect to see more companies following the lead of industry trailblazers like Centurion Truck Rental in investing in this technology to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Staff at Centurion Truck Rental were excited this week to learn that the installation of key components has commenced.

John Wood the Installation & Technical Director at Lynton Refrigeration Ltd – Carrier Transicold Northern, expressed his enthusiasm as the first of the Ecodrive 30s are mounted on the chassis of a Scania P320, “A big thank you to Centurion Truck Rental! Lynton Refrigeration and Carrier Transicold look forward to continuing to work with you with supply and service support of engineless refrigeration solutions that help to reduce both noise and emissions.”

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