New legislation guide by Carrier Transicold launched

The UK division of Carrier Transicold has launched a new guidebook aimed at helping refrigerated fleet operators stay compliant amid the most recent updates to European legislation.

The 12-page ‘Cool Compliance’ guide provides information on compliance issues for cold-chain fleets, including the revised F-Gas Regulation and the EU Stage V Engine Emissions Regulation, which affects engines powering transport refrigeration units.

“We’ve created this guide as a helpful tool for fleet operators to stay up-to-date with legislation changes and to assist in forward-planning as customers look to ensure the viability and sustainability of their refrigerated fleets,” said Scott Dargan, Managing Director for Carrier Transicold, Northern Europe and Service EMEAR.

“It is important for commercial vehicle fleet operators to be fully conversant in the F-Gas and Stage V Engine Emissions Regulations, which contain rules that could require modifications in how their fleets are specified and managed.”

The guide also contains advice on the PIEK noise standards* and covers ATP certificate** information.

“We are pleased to be able to help our customers decipher the sometimes complex legislation on this issue and offer solutions to help them remain compliant,” Dargan said.

*In 1998, the Dutch Government set out standards for noise emission during loading and unloading in retail trade and craft businesses. This resulted in a project called PIEK, which evolved into an official certification scheme in 2004 that has since been adopted in several countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Belgium.

**ATP – formally, the Agreement on the International Carriage of Perishable Foodstuffs and on the Special Equipment to be used for such Carriage – is a multi-lateral agreement setting common internationally recognised standards for the overland cross-border carriage of perishable foodstuffs. It was drawn up by the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Committee for Europe in 1970-71.

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