November 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
What will the refrigerated trailer of the future be made of? Strong, lightweight and corrosion-proof composites? Very possibly. Economical, efficient aluminum sheet-and-post design, like now? Yes, for a number of years yet.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Wabash National, Refrigerated Trailers
April 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Maintenance and monitoring of temps, real-time tracking of trailers and loads, and clean-burning diesels are already here. More new refrigerants are next.
Tags: Thermo King, Reefers, Carrier Transicold
February 2016, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Park
To improve the safety of its reefer technicians, Erb asked its maintenance staff what would be the best solution. Input from the staff resulted in a custom-designed and manufactured mobile work platform.
Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Safety, Reefers
July 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Deborah Lockridge
At Hirschbach Motor Lines, an 850-truck-and-growing refrigerated fleet based in East Dubuque, Ill., the goal is “to become the most fuel-efficient fleet in the trucking business while providing best-in-class service to our customers."
Tags: Fuel Savings, Driver Training, Fuel Efficiency, Reefers, Aerodynamics
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Under FDA dictates, shippers must specify in writing the sanitary requirements for vehicles carrying perishable foods.
Tags: Trailers, Food Trucks, FDA, Reefers
May 2015, TruckingInfo.com - Editorial
Once again, we have the two sides fighting over which mode is safer and which mode is better for the environment. And not necessarily fighting fair.
Tags: Trailers, Intermodal, Reefers
September 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Jim Beach
It's time to start asking questions about tracking trucks and trailers as new regulations will soon make it more prevalent.
Tags: Information Technology, Refrigerated Truck, Vehicle Tracking, Reefers, Trailer Tracking
Decker Truckline, Fort Dodge, Iowa, is installing Orbcomm’s RT6000+ trailer telematics devices on 500 of its 800 refrigerated trailers.
Tags: Reefers, ORBCOMM, Information Technology, Refrigerated Truck
July 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Denise Rondini
A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.
Tags: Trailers, Refrigerated Truck, Reefers
June 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By HDT Staff
From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.
Tags: Fuel Management, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Reefers, APUs, Solar Power, Shore Power
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Aerodynamics, Lightweighting, Fuel Economy
March 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products will be better protected if cooled air continues to circulate as freight is being unloaded.
Tags: Trailers, Reefers, Carrier Transicold, Blue Tree Systems, Once Around the Yard, K&J Trucking
April 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge to talk about the company's 100 years in business.
Tags: Trailers, Dry Vans, Reefers, Utility Trailer
November 2013, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive
By David Beaudry, AmeriQuest Transportation Services
The clean way to stay cool will come from the use of fuel cells which will replace the current small diesel engine used to keep refrigerated cargo at the right temperatures.
Tags: Fuel Cell, AmeriQuest, Reefers
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Department
Carbon dioxide, condemned for being a greenhouse gas and the target of diesel emissions regulations about to go into effect, is actually good when used as a refrigerant
Tags: Trailers, CO2, Thermo King, Reefers, Carrier Transicold
December 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Carrier Transicold's new dual-voltage option, Flex Power, allows Vector trailer refrigeration units to now use either low- or high-voltage power sources when parked for loading, unloading or staging
Tags: Carrier, Reefers
November 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Carrier Transicold's new Supra 60-series truck refrigeration units feature compliance with 2013 emissions requirements from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Tags: Reefers, Carrier Transicold
December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
In a year, older diesel-powered reefers — even those meeting federal emissions rules — will no longer be welcome in California.
Tags: CARB, Reefers, Reefer
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