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)
We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.
The expert, Shawn Whitacre from Chevron Delo, will answer your questions
The expert, Steve Carlson from Xantrex, will answer your questions
The expert, Brian Fletcher from Eaton, will answer your questions
Highlights From ATA Management Conference & Exhibition [Video]
Navistar's Las Vegas LT Series Launch Presentation [Video]
Test Drive Preview: Freightliner's 2018 Cascadia [Video]
Highlights From the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show [Video]
LED Headlamps Reduce Eye Fatigue with Natural Color Temperature
TrailerTail Covered Links Deployment to Door Operation
TODCO Offers WeatherTite Pro Weather-Resistant Roll-Up Door
Terex HyPower IM Reduces Fuel Usage and Emissions