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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.

August 28, 2014

CARB’s 2007 Reefer Deadline at End of August

The California Air Resources Board has issued a reminder there are just a few days left before the Aug. 31 deadline for ordering new transport refrigeration units, known commonly as reefers, and engines, if you want to qualify for an extension.

August 13, 2014

Remote Panels Enable Easy Access to Reefer Controls

Carrier Transicold now has APX remote panels that can be mounted in easily accessible locations to control transport refrigeration units.

August 8, 2014

Liquid Nitrogen – How Cool is That?

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.

July 21, 2014

2014 Trailer Update

A sampling of the products trailer manufacturers have newly developed and made modifications to, as well as recently announced partnerships and expanded production capabilities.

June 23, 2014

Solar Panels Cure Problem of Run-Down Liftgate Batteries

A single 100-watt solar panel keeps the trailer's four Group 31 batteries charged and the liftgate operating reliably.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Idle Reduction

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 17, 2014

121 Ways to Save Fuel: Trailers

From the equipment you spec and maintain, to the fuel you buy, to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

June 10, 2014

CARB Fines Trucking Operation Nearly $141,000 for Violating Air Regulations

When the California Air Resources Board says it is serious about fining trucking companies for violating state regulations over air quality it isn’t kidding.

May 12, 2014

Rival Rail Service Launches for Refrigerated Freight

A new competitor to refrigerated trucking officially launched Monday with the start of TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service, running in both directions between Wilmington, Ill., and Selma, Calif.

April 15, 2014

Once Around the Yard: Tracking Helps Close the Doors

Common sense suggests that if a trailer’s doors are open, its refrigeration unit ought to be shut down. But many customers disagree, thinking the products will be better protected if cooled air continues to circulate as freight is being unloaded.

April 14, 2014

Q&A: Utility's Craig Bennett Talks About 100 Years of Being in Business

Craig Bennett, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., recently sat down with HDT Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge to talk about the company's 100 years in business.

April 7, 2014

Food Safety Rules Could Create Headaches for Carriers

Fleets that haul food products should take a proactive approach with their food service clients to ensure a smooth implementation of rules governing the transport of foods under the Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law in 2011.

March 6, 2014

Intermodal Refrigerated Provider Announces Expansion

The new owner of a service that provides refrigerated intermodal shipping is planning an expansion.

February 4, 2014

New Rail Service to Challenge Truck Reefer Services

One logistics provider, with the help of a railroad, is gearing up to take what may arguably their best shot at trucking’s dominance when it comes to hauling refrigerated freight.

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