Thermo King releases T-90 TRU with integrated telematics hardware
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Thermo King releases T-90 TRU with integrated telematics hardware


David Sickels is the Senior Editor of Fleet Equipment. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Thermo King has announced its Thermo King T-90 Series of truck transport refrigeration units (TRU) with standard integrated telematics hardware to connect fleets with their cargo.

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Fleets can activate TracKing to monitor, control and analyze refrigerated fleet operations. The included premium Human Machine Interface (HMI) improves usability, diagnostic capabilities and ease-of-use, the company says.

The company says the T-90 burns less fuel as the unit cools and reduces the hours that the engine runs to decrease costs and save energy when compared to competitive units, including:

  • Up to 50% quicker temperature pull-down and up to 48% less fuel used while pulling down to set point;
  • Up to 30% faster recovery time after door openings;
  • Up to 35% less fuel consumption and 25% less engine run time throughout a full day of use.

The company says OptiSet Plus optimizes and locks in operating parameters to maximize fuel efficiency and cargo temperature control for the customer’s specific needs.


The latest Thermo King reciprocating compressors, improved coil designs and optimized engine management increase cooling capacity up to 35%, the company says.

Additional features include: 2,000 hours of extended interval maintenance (EMI); and the optional SmartPower Electric Standby system runs the refrigeration unit on electric power when stationary.

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