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Tribe Transportation announced it expanded its fleet with 111 new 53-foot trailers equipped with Carrier Transicold X4 7500 refrigeration units to help it meet demand in the fast-growing life sciences sector, including transport of pharmaceutical products.
“We haul everything from candy and produce to ice cream and cryogenic pharmaceutical products, and that unit serves us best over a wide array of customers,” Todd Gooch, vice president of transportation at Tribe, said in a release about the X4 7500 model.
The X4 7500 is Carrier Transicold’s highest capacity trailer refrigeration unit.
The acquisition includes Carrier Transicold TRU-Mount solar panels, which help to maintain the charge of the refrigeration unit batteries. Additionally, Tribe acquired 100 Carrier Transicold ComfortPro diesel auxiliary power units to help maintain cab climate control for its drivers.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Native American woman-owned Tribe Transportation is in its 16th year of operation. A fast-growing minority carrier based in Gainesville, Ga., the fleet has more than 400 tractors and nearly 900 trailers, serving the refrigerated and deep-frozen freight needs of its expanding customer base. — Transport Topics
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