Reducing reefer fuel consumption
New Trailer refrigeration systems designed for 2013 and beyond are bringing the dual benefits of compliance with the latest EPA Tier 4 emissions requirements, plus reduced fuel consumption.
Wi-Fi capabilities of reefers
Many fleet operators are discovering the cost, efficiency, cargo safety and quality advantages of adopting web-enabled software solutions.
Greener options for refrigerated transport
Advancements in transport refrigeration unit (TRU) technologies make it possible for operators to improve environmental performance, reduce fuel consumption and improve cost structure.
Taking the first STEP
The federally-funded Shorepower Truck Electrification Project is developing infrastructure for electrical connections at truck stops along major freight corridors across the U.S.
Understanding EPA Tier 4
New EPA Tier 4 Final emission standards take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, and cover non-road engines of less than 50 HP. This includes diesel engines used in transport refrigeration units, GenSets, auxiliary power units and powered cargo heaters.
Potential fleet savings by going green
Transportation is one area that is ripe for delivering savings to businesses looking for ways to contain costs in the new year, according to Thermo King Corp.
TRU-torial: an open and shut case
as well as the load, to the desired transit temperature prior to loading. And both refrigeration equipment manufacturers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommend shutting the unit off during loading. Yet some operators and their customers are not always comfortable with that approach. An alternative is to balance the needs of the shipper’s cargo
Transport Refrigeration Units and CARB regs
CARB regulation uses a phased approach over about 15 years to reduce the diesel particulate matter emissions from in-use TRU engines that operate in California.
The impact of 2013 EPA Tier 4 on Reefers
It is not too early for operators of refrigerated truck and trailer fleets to begin considering how Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tier 4 Final emission standards will affect their operations and equipment budgets over the next several years. The new EPA standards will take effect Jan. 1, 2013, for non-road engines in the less than
Transform your fleet’s cold chain into an advantage
Knowing the exact temperature of the products shipped and the location of reefers keeps products safe and ensures compliance.
Keep refrigerated cargo safe
Salmonella-tainted eggs may have been the food safety headline of 2010, but in actuality, the FDA issued more than 330 food safety-related recalls, warnings and advisories last year on items from nearly every aisle of the supermarket. "Whenever there is a large food recall in the news, it can serve as a reminder of the
Optimize fleet maintenance, sustainability with new reefer technology
Refrigerated haulers grapple with high fuel costs, increased regulations and other challenges, but there is a new reefer technology that offers help.