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    Carrier Transicold adds Supra reefer units

    February 18, 2020 9:02AM by Today's Trucking

    Carrier Transicold’s diesel-powered Supra reefer units now include three new models that are as much as 3 decibels quieter than earlier designs, and weigh 5-9% less than competitive units. The S7, S8 and S9 units are designed for trucks between

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    A thinner intermodal reefer

    September 26, 2019 2:43PM by John G Smith

    The new Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 domestic intermodal refrigeration system is a third thinner than a traditional transportation refrigeration unit in the U.S. – freeing up 7% more cargo space.

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    Utility 3000R gets new standard floor

    December 4, 2018 1:30PM by John G Smith

    Utility Trailer Manufacturing has made its 20K Duct Floor System standard for the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The floor helps to control weight because it doesn’t require other structural enhancement, the company notes. It features a 20,000-lb. capacity for

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    Meet B.C.’s cooling titan

    October 5, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    RICHMOND, B.C. – Volta Air hasn’t been in the business of producing electric reefer units that long, but it has already secured $110,000 in cold, hard cash that comes through a significant business prize.

  • GINCOR and Schmitz partner to bring new trailer to Canada

    April 16, 2018 4:41PM by Truck News

    Mattawa, Ont. – GINCOR Truck and Trailer Werx is partnering with Schmitz Cargobull to bring the company’s temperature control technology to the Canadian market. GINCOR President and CEO Luc Stang says he is excited to introduce the technology provided by

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    Shock Gap: Reefer techs can lack the training to stay safe

    March 21, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    GUELPH, Ont. — Modern reefer units are clearly more efficient than their belt-driven predecessors. Compressors and electric motors have combined into single units, and there are no alternators to be found. Noise has dropped; reliability has improved.

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    IN PRINT — Keep your cool. Spec’ the right reefer.

    October 3, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Nothing spoils a day quicker than rotting cargo, but that’s exactly what happens if reefer temperatures stray beyond an acceptable range. Arguments at a receiver’s dock, insurance claims, and soured business relationships are bound to follow. The challenges can also take root long before temperatures are set or wheels begin to roll.

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    Stoughton re-enters refrigerated segment

    September 29, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ATLANTA, GA – Stoughton Trailers is returning to the market with a refrigerated trailer, unveiled on Tuesday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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    Utility plant produces 250,000th refrigerated trailer

    April 25, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Utility Trailer Manufacturing has now manufactured more than 250,000 refrigerated vans at a plant in Clearfield, Utah.

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    U.S. rates steady despite volume increases: DAT

    March 29, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    BEAVERTON, OR – While U.S. truck volumes increased in many van lanes last week, rates are holding steady because of available capacity, DAT RateView reports in its latest findings. Combined with lower fuel surcharges, van and reefer rates actually dipped a penny a mile. Average flatbed rates rose a mere cent on their own.

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    Bright sun could solve reefer challenge

    April 1, 2016 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    LOUISVILLE, KY – Fleets that are looking for new ways to ensure that freight stays cold may find help in an unlikely source. The power of the sun.

  • Thermo King takes its show on the road

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Thermo King is taking its T-Series unit for straight trucks on a summer tour of North America, including three stops in Canada.

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    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Thermo King is ready for 2008 and beyond.