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Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to build them here.

Dustin Hoffman's character, Ben Braddock, listens as Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) advises him to seek a future in "plastics." Photo: Tom Berg, from "The Graduate" (Embassy Pictures, 1967), via YouTube.com.

December 9, 2016

Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to build them here. Werner Enterprises, K&B Transportation, Combined Transport, and Leonard’s Express will acquire some MSC trailers for testing, and three dealers will help bring the trailers to market.

Tags: Reefers, Wabash National, Composites, Refrigerated Trailers

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, December 9, 2016 11:19 AM | » Comments(0)

CO2, Bad as a GHG, Becomes Good as a Refrigerant

NaturaLine CO2 reefer units go to sea on containers hauling perishables. Photo: Carrier Transicold

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, Emissions

Author: Tom Berg | Posted @ Friday, October 9, 2015 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

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