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October 26, 2015

ThermoLite Solar Power Solution Powers Telematics

Thermo King’s ThermoLite solar panel solution was developed to provide an alternative power source to refrigerated and dry fleets and offsets battery drain from parasitic loads.

October 9, 2015

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

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.

September 9, 2015

Orbcomm Offers Services Through Mobile Apps

Orbcomm has launched OrbcommMobile, which offers mobile apps for the company’s services and its Orbcommconnect subscriber management portal.

July 24, 2015

4 Ways Hirschbach Saves Fuel

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."

July 20, 2015

Dry Van and Reefer Orders on the Rise

Trailer orders increased significantly in June to 26,700 units with better than expected numbers in the dry van and refrigerated van markets.

July 15, 2015

Thermo King Offers Low-Emissions Reefers

The new units use R-452A, but TK will continue to offer and support its current line of transport refrigeration products with R-404A until customers are ready to transition.

June 18, 2015

May Trailer Orders Down 14 Percent

May trailer orders continued a downward slide with 15,200 units moved in the month, decreasing 14% from April and down 29% year overyear, according to this month’s FTR report.

May 29, 2015

Are You Ready for the New Food Safety Rules?

Under FDA dictates, shippers must specify in writing the sanitary requirements for vehicles carrying perishable foods.

May 14, 2015

Commentary: Trucks vs. Trains Déjà Vu

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.

April 22, 2015

Huge Trailer Backlog Fuels Build but Slows Orders

Net trailer orders in March saw an incremental increase over February as OEMs are still increasing build to meet the surge in orders from late last year.

April 7, 2015

Founders of Failed ‘Cold Train’ Blame BNSF Railway, Sue for $41 Million

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.

April 2, 2015

Vans Surge as Spot Freight Availability Increases

Flatbed markets remained strong and van markets surged as overall spot freight availability rose 12% and capacity stayed flat, according to the latest numbers from DAT Solutions.

March 19, 2015

Trailer Orders Fall As Large Fleets Fill Requirements

February trailer orders dropped well below January figures as backlogs for orders fell for the first time in six months, according to the latest FTR report.

December 10, 2014

Utility Makes Roll Stability Standard on Refrigerated Trailer

Utility Trailers added roll stability protection from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems as a standard feature on the 3000R base model refrigerated trailer. The safety feature will be added to trailers beginning with orders received in January 2015.

November 20, 2014

October Trailer Orders Hit Record High

Net trailer orders in the U.S. hit an all-time record high in October with 46,267 units according to a new report by FTR. The new mark shatters the old high number by 9%

October 22, 2014

Carrier Transicold Improves Warranty on Reefer Units

Carrier Transicold improved the warranty coverage for its Vector trailer refrigeration units extending mileage and warranty length on several models.

October 7, 2014

Prime Inc. Orders 2,500 Reefer Trailers

Utility Trailers announced that Prime Inc. placed an order for 2,500 trailers, the largest single trailer order in the company’s history.

October 3, 2014

Trailer Tracking and Food Safety

It's time to start asking questions about tracking trucks and trailers as new regulations will soon make it more prevalent.

October 3, 2014

Tech Bytes: Decker Uses Two-Way Refrigerated Monitoring from Orbcomm

Decker Truckline, Fort Dodge, Iowa, is installing Orbcomm’s RT6000+ trailer telematics devices on 500 of its 800 refrigerated trailers.

September 16, 2014

Thermo King TracKing Integrated with McLeod's LoadMaster Symphony

Thermo King has integrated its TracKing temperature and asset management solution with McLeod Software’s LoadMaster Symphony product.



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