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Thermo King aims to reduce environmental impact with Precedent Trailer Refrigeration Platform

Thermo King has introduced the Precedent S-750i trailer refrigeration unit for transport refrigeration for long-haul and local food distribution. Electrification, integrated shore power, embedded telematics, and a lower-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant all contribute to Thermo King’s efforts in helping customers transition fleets to reduce their environmental impact and stay ahead of future regulation. Utilizing

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Carrier Transicold improves refrigerated fleet operations

Carrier Transicold is now making telematics a standard feature on its most popular trailer refrigeration units. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier Global Corporation. The innovative web-based interface of the telematics solution provides continuous visibility of cold chain assets via a centralized data stream that shows trailer temperatures, location and movement. The platform can

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Carrier Transicold to introduce new Supra S10 refrigeration unit

Carrier Transicold has introduced the new Supra S10 diesel-powered truck refrigeration unit. This fifth model in the Supra line will be available through Carrier Transicold’s North American dealer network in early 2022. “The Supra S10 unit is ideal for local and regional cold chain distribution operations where the largest box trucks require maximum refrigeration performance,” said

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Carrier Transicold to introduce zero-emission Supra electric truck refrigeration technology

Carrier Transicold unveiled plans for Supra zero-emission truck refrigeration technology, due for release by 2023. According to Carrier Transicold, the engineless Supra technology will be applied to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) or to run autonomously with conventional engine-driven trucks. It is particularly targeted toward fleets in California that must introduce zero-emissions truck refrigeration units into

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Thermo King announces electrification investment

Thermo King says it will invest more than $100 million over the next three years to deliver a fully electric product in every segment of the cold chain by 2023. The company says its all-electric portfolio, branded Evolve, will include electric refrigeration solutions for truck, trailer, rail, air and marine transport in the North America,

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Thermo King launches industry electrification council

Thermo King announced the launch of an industry council, which the company says is aimed at understanding the challenges behind a zero-emissions cold chain and developing a roadmap to an all-electric transport industry. The council is an online community made up of various-sized fleets including refrigerated and mixed-load trucks and trailers for long-haul, mid-mile and

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XL Fleet announces partnership with eNow

XL Fleet Corp. announced a new agreement and investment in eNow Inc., a provider of solar and battery power systems that enable fully-electric Transport Refrigeration Units (eTRUs) for Class 8 commercial trailers. Under the terms of the agreement, XL Fleet will supply battery and power electronics systems for the first 1,000 units of eNow’s new

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Kinedyne releases new Kold-Front refrigerated curtain system

Kinedyne has introduced the new Kold-Front Refrigerated Curtain System, which the company says is a driver-friendly alternative to PVC strip curtains and provides improved thermal resistance and greater durability. Kold-Front provides improved insulation to maintain required low interior temperatures while loading and unloading cargo. Instead of plastic rollers, Kold-Front curtains are equipped with the company’s

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Podcast: Thermo King on the challenges and potential benefits of electrification

Electrification: it’s all the rage right now. OEMs are talking about it, component suppliers are talking about it, fleets are talking about it, and we’re certainly talking about it here on Fleet Equipment. There is a lot of excitement in the air, but also a lot of questions. And this was the subject of a

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Keep your cool: Transportation refrigeration unit maintenance tips

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.

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Thermo King unveils lighter transport refrigeration unit

Thermo King introduced the SLXi Local transport refrigeration unit (TRU) that is up to 200 lbs lighter than other TRUs to increase payload capacity. “The Thermo King SLXi Local is ideal for urban distribution. Distributors can’t fill their trailer to capacity due to weight restrictions when transporting heavy cargo products like milk and water,” said

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Thermo King offers new options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to refrigeration

Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced that it will offer its transport customers a choice on how and when to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. The company’s new line of trailer and self-powered truck units are energy efficient, reliable and use a next

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