July 17, 2016
Barry, a Ralphs driver, rejected a load because it was too warm. He was especially conscientious, but his action exemplifies care shown by workers all along the "cold chain."
Tags: Reefers, Food and Beverage Fleets, Transport Refrigeration
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Sunday, July 17, 2016 12:01 AM | » Comments(0)
April 1, 2016
Devices are aimed at reefer use, but there's almost no limit on how they can be employed, the company says.
Tags: Solar Power, Thermo King, Reefers, Solar Charging
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, April 1, 2016 10:36 AM | » Comments(0)
October 9, 2015
The same CO2 that government regulators work to control as a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming might be embraced as a more environmentally friendly compound to keep our perishables at safe temperatures.
Tags: Carrier Transicold, Transport Refrigeration, Reefers, Refrigerated Trailers, GHG
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, October 9, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
April 7, 2015
Claims made by Cold Train founders in their $41 million suit, announced on Tuesday, illustrate how the railroads, like truckers, can’t handle all the business being thrown at them.
Tags: Trailers, Lawsuits, Intermodal, Reefers, BNSF
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, April 7, 2015 4:46 PM | » Comments(0)
August 8, 2014
Reflect Scientific says a Cryometrix CB-40 transport refrigeration unit made history by delivering its first commercial load of frozen foods using a new pollution-free refrigeration technology.
Tags: Reefers, Transportation Refrigeration Units, Trailers
Author: Rolf Lockwood, Executive Contributing Editor | Posted @ Friday, August 8, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
June 23, 2014
A single 100-watt solar panel keeps the trailer's four Group 31 batteries charged and the liftgate operating reliably.
Tags: Trailers, Idle Reduction, Reefers, eNow, Solar Charging
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, June 23, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)
August 22, 2012
Clean air is neither cheap nor simple
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:10 AM | » Comments(0)
May 2, 2012
You won't hear many reefer diesels running in the yard at Witte Brothers Exchange in Troy, Mo., because the trailer-mounted units are plugged into electrical outlets and running on so-called standby power
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:01 AM | » Comments(0)
December 28, 2011
The way that environmentalists bad-mouth carbon dioxide, it should be a four-letter word. Of course it is abbreviated to three characters - CO2.
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:33 AM | » Comments(0)
December 13, 2010
The domestic refrigerated containers used by C.R. England in its award-winning TempStack intermodal operation enter service only after a long journey from Asia to the American Midwest. And their typical hauls are likewise lengthy
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, December 13, 2010 7:03 AM | » Comments(4)
December 7, 2010
Long-hauling of perishable commodities by rail using advanced temperature-controlled 53-foot containers last year saved C.R. England more than 3.5 million gallons of fuel compared to over-the-road operations. For that, the carrier won Thermo King's Energy Efficiency Leader Award, with a ceremony set for today
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:30 AM | » Comments(0)
November 3, 2010
It's been 72 years since Fredrick McKinley Jones devised what is claimed to have been the first successful mechanical refrigeration system for truck-trailers, and his story goes beyond invention
Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, November 3, 2010 6:27 AM | » Comments(0)
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