MATS Report: Carrier Transicold exceeds EPA requirements with latest reefer engines

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Carrier Transicold was at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week, to showcase its low-emissions trailer product line.

The models on display at the show boast improved fuel-efficiency and lower sound output than previous models, the company said. They also exceeded emissions requirements from both the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board.

“Carrier solutions allow an environmentally-conscious trucker or fleet owner to satisfy EPA and CARB minimums and to achieve the best overall particulate matter reduction,” said David Kiefer, product manager, trailer products.

Carrier’s newest trailer refrigeration units (TRUs) surpass EPA particulate matter requirements by 30%, company officials pointed out, which is also about 20% better than other models in the marketplace. They also produce 19% less NOx and hydrocarbons than the latest EPA allowance. In addition, the newest TRU engines are 1-2% more fuel-efficient and about 1 decibel quieter than Carrier’s previous models.

“Better fuel economy plus improved emissions and lower noise add up to a significant green benefit for customers,” said Kiefer.

The latest engines will be found on models 2100, 2100A and 2500A reefers from Carrier’s X2 Series, as well as the Ultima, Ultra and Genesis models. For more information, visit

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