Business, Top 100

Refrigerated, Flatbed Carriers See Surge in Business in 2018

A Landstar flatbed truck hauling a tractor TT File Photo

Refrigerated carriers posted uneven results in 2018 with several firms generating double-digit gains and others seeing a drop in revenue.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Logistics

Cloverleaf Cold Storage Enters Agreement to Merge with Zero Mountain

Zero Mountain trailer at a loading dock Zero Mountain

Cold storage warehousing company Cloverleaf Cold Storage has entered into an agreement to merge with Zero Mountain Inc., a cold storage warehousing and transportation company serving customers in Arkansas, according to a Jan. 7 press release.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
January 22, 2019
Business, Logistics

Dresdner Robin Completes Work on $25 Million Baldor Foods Expansion

Dresdner Robin, a Jersey City, N.J.-based land use consultancy, has finished work on a $25 million expansion at the Bronx headquarters of Baldor Specialty Foods.

November 5, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Thermo King Introduces Clean-Energy Refrigerant Options

Thermo King-Petit Forestiere van Thermo King partnered with Petit Forestier to showcase an all-electric, zero-emission, noiseless refrigerated van. (Thermo King)

Thermo King, a provider of transport temperature-control solutions, showcased its latest clean energy cooling systems at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Germany, including several refrigeration units, a discharge evaporator and new solar panels.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
September 26, 2018
Business, Equipment

Late Fees Burn Refrigerated Carriers

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The fines that several grocery chains have implemented for late deliveries are receiving pushback from carriers, but a concerted effort to fight the policies hasn’t materialized yet.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2017

Cold Carriers Hires Swift Exec Randy Savoy to Lead Growth

Trucking conglomerate Cold Carriers is planning to expand its growing presence in the temperature-controlled trucking sector with more acquisitions in 2018, building on deals it has made during the past few years, its recently named chief operating officer said.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2017

Carriers Benefit as California Agricultural Sector Rebounds

Truck Devine Intermodal

California’s drought of 2011 through 2015 didn’t just dry up the state’s harvests of crops such as almonds, grapes and oranges — it also dried up business for motor carriers.

July 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment

National Truck Protection Extends Coverage on Certain Reefer Units

National Truck Protection Inc. launched extended coverage for self-powered refrigeration units on medium-duty trucks.

June 26, 2017

Swift Expands Refrigerated Service in $225 Million Purchase of Central

Swift Transportation Co. said it acquired Central Refrigerated Service for $225 million, a move that officials said will significantly expand Swift’s temperature-controlled truckload business.

August 12, 2013

KLLM Owners to Buy FFE in $38.2 Million Reefer Deal

Two Mississippi businessmen have agreed to purchase Frozen Food Express Industries for $38.2 million, which could lead to the creation of the third-largest refrigerated carrier in North America.

July 22, 2013