Star Leasing Company has purchased over 50 2012 53' Vanguard refrigerated vans to be delivered starting in April for their rental and lease fleet. Fifty of these Reefers will be equipped with the brand new Carrier Hybrid refrigeration unit which is equipped with electric standby and will be distributed throughout their nine full service locations. Half of these new trailers will have flat floors while the other half will have duct floors.
Jeff Egle, Vice President of Sales state, "We are very excited about this new product from Carrier. We feel the new hybrid design which includes electric standby allows greater versatility for the majority of our customer base. Even if you don't use the standby option, this new design provides higher refrigeration capacity and delivers up to 20% greater fuel efficiency than the previous Vector unit. With the ability to run quieter, cleaner and more efficiently it's the perfect unit to add to our refrigerated fleet."
David Kiefer, Director of Marketing and product management for Carrier Transicold said, "By taking advantage of AC power, fuel is conserved, emissions are eliminated, noise is reduced, and operating savings of 40% to 70% can be realized."