Dearman-Hubbard announced that its transport refrigeration unit (TRU) is slated to embark a month-long European tour to visit major fleet operators across the continent.
The main objective is to demonstrate the TRU’s features including its zero-emission capabilities and fast pull-down time. The tour will showcase the refrigeration unit to 15 fleet operators and logistics firms in 5 countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France, and Belgium.
According to the Dearman, due an increasingly tough regulatory climate for diesel, fleet operators are seeking cleaner TRUs. For example, the French Government was recently tasked with producing a plan for the Council of State meant to bring harmful nitrogen dioxide and PM10 emission in line with EU limits by 2018. In line with this trend, Antwerp in Belgium has already banned older diesel vehicles within is low emission zone.
While diesel TRUs can emit up to six times as much nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 29 times as much particulate matter (PM) as heavy goods vehicles Euro 6 main engine, the Dearman-Hubbard TRU eliminates no such NOx and PM emissions.
“The Dearman-Hubbard TRU has a number of proven benefits, not least being zero emission and far quieter in comparison to diesel equivalents. It has also been successfully deployed in the UK and in the Netherlands already, which will give confidence to the fleet operators we will be meeting and demonstrating it to,” said Dearman-Hubbard ’s vice-president for European Sales, Jan de Waard.
Retailers Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer in the UK have already successfully deployed the Dearman-Hubbard TRU, meanwhile global food manufacturer Unilever has called it a “great partnership”.