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Stoughton Trailers unveils a new refrigerated trailer

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Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.

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Stoughton Trailers launched a new refrigerated trailer line: PureBlue. The design of the PureBlue refrigerated trailer, debuting at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, provides one of the lightest weight trailers without sacrificing strength, according to Stoughton.

To begin with, an aluminum scuff and integral composite scuff liner help prevent damage while loading and unloading the trailer. The sidewall and scuff have no rivets that loads can snag and tear out. Additionally, Stoughton is providing a heavy-duty non-skid duct floor as the preferred floor in the new refrigerated trailer support loads in high-use areas. The fully enclosed floor design has a knurled edge top surface for skid resistance. There is no wood in the entire structure, which extends the life of the trailer, Stoughton stated. Stoughton offers several additional optional floors. The 5.25-in. extruded aluminum cross members in the bay area provide a strong yet lightweight floor substructure, and steel cross members are an available option.

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In terms of thermal efficiency, Stoughton has included several design elements to protect the trailer against air loss and prohibit water intrusion. The refrigerated trailer is built with a triple wiper seal door gasket to prevent water intrusion and minimize air loss to protect the interior of the trailer and cargo from the elements. The platen foamed sides and roof ensure that the trailer is fully insulated in 360 degrees with no voids or uneven areas to further increase its thermal efficiency.

Stoughton’s composite rear door design optimizes thermal efficiency and reduces weight, providing a lightweight, strong, thermally efficient rear door, Stoughton explained. The bonded side posts in the new refrigerated trailer reduce the number of holes in the sidewalls to further aid in preventing moisture intrusion in addition to improving presentation for graphic applications.

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The new refrigerated trailer comes standard with the company’s rear underride guard. It resists compartmental intrusion of an automobile when the location of impact is at 30% to 100% overlap of the width of the car to the guard. It complies with all applicable U.S. and Canadian regulations. The new Stoughton PureBlue refrigerated trailer will be available the beginning of first quarter of 2018.

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