Thermo King’s reefers now EPA compliant until 2016 and beyond

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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Thermo King has announced its reefer units are compliant with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions standards which came into effect in January as well as future requirements.

The EPA standards require new reefers to use Tier 2 or lower emission engines. While the rules came into effect in January, Thermo King appealed for an extension to the EPA deadline so it could introduce new truck reefer engines that would meet not only the current emission requirements, but also impending restrictions.

In 2008, the industry will be faced with Tier 4 emission requirements. Thermo King says its customers can now be assured their new reefer units will be compliant until 2016 and beyond.

“All diesel-powered truck units will transition to Tier 2 engines with installation beginning this fall at our Hastings, Nebraska plant,” said Tim Ryan, director, product management truck solutions, Americas. “These new engines also meet an outstanding Thermo King request for additional horsepower in the two-and three-cylinder package.”

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