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Reefer makers say they're ready for new emissions rules

August 22, 2012

Clean air is neither cheap nor simple

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Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, August 22, 2012 11:10 AM | » Comments(0)

Witte Bros. plugs in to keep cold cargoes cold

Fuel savings have more than paid for installation of 460-volt, 3-phase wiring and outlets at the fleet's home terminal in Troy, Mo. Trailer TRUs run on electrical stand-by power while they're parked on weekends.

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

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Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:01 AM | » Comments(0)

Forget the evils of CO2. It's actually an environmentally safe refrigerant, Carrier says

First NaturaLine units will be for use in temperature-controlled sea containers. Later, the CO2 concept might be used in trailer reefers.

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.

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Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:33 AM | » Comments(0)

England's Containers Travel Far Even Before They Begin Working

C.R. England’s new containers go from China to the American Midwest to be outfitted with Thermo King reefer units. Drayage tractors are Freightliner M2-112s with DD13 engines.

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

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Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Monday, December 13, 2010 7:03 AM | » Comments(4)

England's Double-Stack Operation Saves Fuel, Cuts Emissions, Wins Energy Award from TK

C.R. England is building a fleet of 53-foot-long refrigerated containers that will total 300 by early 2011

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

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Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:30 AM | » Comments(0)

Minnesota to Honor Thermo King's Fred Jones, Who Invented Early Mechanical Transport Reefers

Weight was a problem even when Fred Jones invented his early transport refrigeration equipment, and he found ways to wring out many pounds from Thermo King units while making them hold up to road vibrations.

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

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Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Wednesday, November 3, 2010 6:27 AM | » Comments(0)

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