C.R. England, the world's largest refrigerated carrier, has selected the Thermo King Precedent trailer platform for its fleet in an exclusive three-year agreement.
The Precedent is a new trailer temperature control platform, built from the ground up to deliver double-digit fuel savings, industry-leading performance and lower life cycle costs. Thermo King, a manufacturer of temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, unveiled the Precedent in June 2012.
C.R. England will implement solutions that include the S-600 Precedent, which is a greater-than-25 horsepower single temperature unit. This solution is the industry's most environmentally sensitive unit and provides indefinite useful life in California. The company will use the S-600 in both traditional over-the-road applications and with the addition of specific option packages, in intermodal and rail applications.
"The Precedent is our refrigeration unit of choice to meet the new more stringent emission standards," said Corey England, executive vice president, C.R. England. "It complements our sustainability initiatives and we love that it is evergreen from the start. Besides the sustainability benefits, the dramatic fuel savings, reduced maintenance costs, and possibility for trade cycle adjustment, helped seal the deal."
"C.R. England remains the world's largest refrigerated carrier because they carefully manage their business, so we're especially pleased that they selected the Precedent as the best energy and operationally efficient solution for their needs," said Doug Lenz, director of product management and marketing, Thermo King.