If you haul refrigerated products, keeping them cold in the summer is of obvious importance; but in the winter it gets tricky—because there is such a thing as too cold. “For optimal food quality as well as food safety, temperature control of perishable products is always important regardless of whether it’s hot or cold outside,”
Reefers equipped with transport refrigeration units (TRU) come with their own winter maintenance checklist. In addition to those mentioned above, here are a few reefer- and TRU-specific tips. “It’s essential to get units checked out before the cold sets in to ensure that the system is operating at full capacity,” recommend Scott Koch and Freddy
The world has changed. The pandemic has seen to that. Your challenge continues to be ensuring that your truck drivers and equipment operators are safe and comfortable. That means your drivers could spend longer hours sitting in your parked trucks. “Even in our current situation, commerce continues to move; trucks and drivers are on the
The Wabash National MSC refrigerated trailer with solar-electric TRU is now commercially available as a road-ready solution, the company announced. Wabash partnered with eNow and Carrier Transicold to offer this eco-friendly refrigerated haul, which was first shown as a zero-emission trailer at the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) meeting in February.
Carrier Transicold has launched its Vector 8611MT multi-temperature trailer refrigeration unit. Designed for trailers split lengthwise with a center dividing wall, the unit creates two refrigerated compartments without requiring a remote evaporator. Introduced in limited production in 2019, the Vector 8611MT unit incorporates dual evaporators and fans into a single unit for two-zone cooling, with
The summer heat cooks the blacktop. Truck seats and steering wheels are nearly too hot to touch. And the transportation refrigeration unit (TRU) is working overtime to keep the load cool. Now is not the time to wonder if you performed the required TRU preventive maintenance the last time the trailer was in the shop.
Carrier Transicold has named W&B Service Company of Duncanville, Texas, its North America Dealer of the Year, and Marítima Dominicana (Mardom) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, its Latin America Dealer of the Year. Located near Dallas, the Duncanville dealership is one of multiple W&B Service Company dealer operations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, all
Carrier Transicold says its newest solar charging system for transport refrigeration unit (TRU) batteries is optimized to deliver more power faster, and fits on top of the transport refrigeration unit TRU. The new TRU-Mount Solar Charging System delivers 2.0-amp power delivery by combining ultrapure silicon cells with a high-performance charge controller, the company says. “With
Using technology to improve safety, efficiency and productivity is making Brigiotta’s Farmland Produce & Garden Center a first choice wholesale produce distributor for customers.
Carrier Transicold of Detroit and Refrigeración Especializada para el Transporte de Occidente (RETO) were named dealers of the year for North America and Latin America, respectively, at the annual meeting of Carrier Transicold’s Truck/Trailer/Rail Americas dealers. Carrier Transicold recognized the 2018 performance by its North America and Latin America dealers, reflected in a record 149
“Moisture intrusion in refrigerated trailers impacts thermal performance through the degradation of insulating foam quality, increases in thermal conductivity and potential weight gain,” says Chris Lee, vice president of engineering at Great Dane Trailers. “Outgassing, in particular, causes moisture intrusion into foam cells, degrading the insulation’s value and leading to as much as a 30%
Carrier Transicold has introduced the new ComfortPro electric auxiliary power unit (APU). According to Carrier Transicold, the new APU provides quiet, emissions-free truck cab cooling while delivering one of the longest run-times in a battery-powered APU. The company also touts reduced service with an APU, with few moving parts and no engine-related maintenance. The ComfortPro electric APU