refrigerated trailers

Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Thermo King Launches Advancer Series

Thermo King Advancer series trailer Thermo King’s Advancer trailer series initially will be available for markets in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. (Thermo King)

Thermo King announced the launch of the Advancer series, which it called “a re-imagining” of the trailer refrigeration unit.

June 23, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment

KLLM Adds Intermodal Containers With Vector 1550 Refrigeration Units

KLLM The Vector 1550 refrigeration system on a KLLM truck chassis. (KLLM)

KLLM Transport Services has added 610 domestic intermodal refrigerated containers that use Carrier Transicold’s thin-profile Vector 1550 refrigeration systems.

June 15, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Raising the Bar for Reefer Monitoring

Southern Refrigerated Transport driver A driver for Southern Refrigerated Transport checks the settings on his reefer unit. Refrigerated carriers are using telematics to monitor their freight. (Southern Refrigerated Transport)

The real-time data and telematics revolution in trucking is helping to drive a new era of innovation and improved performance in the refrigerated trucking market.

May 24, 2019
Technology, Equipment, Logistics

ENow Shows 53-Foot Trailer With Solar-Based Refrigeration

eNow refrigerated trailer eNow

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Solar technology provider eNow unveiled a 53-foot refrigerated trailer with solar panels mounted on its roof, calling it the first such all-electric solar-based refrigeration system to be deployed.

May 8, 2018
Business, Equipment

Orbcomm Bolsters Freight Telematics Business With Purchase of Blue Tree Systems

Orbcomm Inc. moved to fortify its global freight telematics service with the purchase of Blue Tree Systems Limited International, a company based in Galway, Ireland, but with extensive business in the United States, Germany and France.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
October 9, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

Food Standards, Emission Regulations Affect Load Flexibility for Refrigerated Fleets

C.R.England refrigerated trailer C.R. England

The nationwide growth in demand for fresher foods has contributed to a boom in the refrigerated transportation sector. But tighter food-handling standards and emission regulations are limiting the load flexibility and utilization options that carriers may have had in the past, and at a steeper cost, too.

Jim Galligan | Special to Transport Topics
August 25, 2017