Smart Power Prep Package enables HP Hood to use electric standby to reduce idling time fuel costs
Bloomington, Minn., Nov. XX, 2013 - New England-based HP Hood recently selected 16 fuel-saving Precedent™ C-600 units fitted with the exclusive energy saving Smart Power Prep Package electric standby option from Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.
Leaders at HP Hood, one of the largest branded dairy operators in the United States, wanted to improve the fuel savings capabilities of its distribution fleet. They chose the Thermo King Precedent trailer platform because of its overall performance and ability to achieve double-digit fuel savings.
“The Precedent™ C-600 meets our goals for fuel efficiency, reliability and emissions compliance,” said Peter Smith, fleet operations manager, HP Hood. “We also like that the electric-standby feature on the trailers enables us to manage fuel consumption of our idling trucks and that the system allows us to continue to add electric standby to systems as needed over time.”
Electric standby offers a less expensive power option for a truck's refrigeration system. HP Hood wants the ability to add electric standby both now and in the future, since, some but not yet all, of its warehouse facilities offer the equipment needed to take advantage of this option. The Precedent, with the Smart Power Prep Package installed, builds in the capability for adding electric standby in the future, as needed, without having to incur up-front costs.
About the Precedent
The Thermo King Precedent is a new trailer temperature control platform designed to be fully compliant with the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tier IV final regulations. The Precedent C-600 is a less-than-25 horsepower single-temperature unit with an allowed useful life in California of seven years.
Built from the ground up, the Precedent can deliver best-in-class performance and lower life cycle costs. These units provide the industry's most sustainable solutions and a complete range of options.
HP Hood Selects Thermo King Solutions to Cut Fuel Costs in Distribution Fleet
About HP Hood
For more than 160 years, the name Hood® has been synonymous with fresh, quality dairy products that taste great. Founded in 1846 in Charlestown, Mass., by Harvey Perley Hood, the company has since extended its New England roots, and today Hood is a national company distributing dairy products throughout the United States. In fact, HP Hood LLC is now one of the country's largest branded dairy operators with 15 manufacturing plants throughout the United States. The company also maintains its own research and development operation, which supports the superior product quality and innovation that Hood customers have come to expect.
About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands–including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® –work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or thermoking.com.
Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.
Joan Schimml, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand