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BSafe Express reefer truck launched for vaccine transport in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has unveiled a new specialized Reefer truck under the BharatBenz brand dubbed BSafeExpress, which has been designed for the safe transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine in India. The specialised reefer truck is the result of the collaboration between DICV and the Motherson Group. The BeSafeExpress truck uses a newly developed refrigeration unit that ensures the temperature and stability of the COVID-19 vaccine are maintained at different stages of the transport and delivery. 

The intelligent refrigerated container from the Motherson Group is made from Glass Reinforced Plastic, XPS Foam and other material that have been carefully chosen for the purpose. The materials used to produce intelligent reefer are not only strong, water-resistant and non-corrosive but are also lightweight and offer high levels of insulation. The container is assembled locally and takes as little as 96 hours to be fully built, where conventional products can take up to 3-4 weeks to complete. 

The container is also integrated with state-of-the-art IoT sensors that enable fleet operators to monitor the reefers temperature, humidity, tilt, shock and tamper. Through the latest generation telematics, fleet operators can also adjust the temperature and sound an alarm in case of any emergency. The telematics system is also integrated with the QR Code of the stock on board so that operators can track each package. 

The reefer truck has been mounted to the BharatBenz 2823R, a strong, reliable chassis and lightweight chassis incorporated with BharatBenz’s ‘Truckonnect’ telematics platform which offers real-time tracking of both the vehicle and cargo. The BharatBenz 2823R is powered by a BS6 emission-compliant OM926 7200cc six-cylinder diesel engine that belts out 241 Hp of power and 850 Nm of torque matched to a G85 6-speed Forward +1 Reverse, Mechanical Synchromesh Gears with Hydraulically Controlled clutch. 

With the new BSafeExpress reefer truck, BharatBenz aims to deliver the COVID vaccine across India which is key to bring the pandemic under control as quickly as possible. The new truck will have the capability to deliver the vaccine to the remotest corners of the country.