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August 5, 2013

CARB Publishes Q&A for TRU Generator Sets

The California Air Resources Board has published a series of frequently asked questions and answers for transport refrigeration unit generator sets regarding compliance with the TRU regulation requirements

July 16, 2013

CARB Issues Electric & Hybrid Reefer Regulatory Guidance

California’s Air Resources Board has released a four-page document explaining the requirements for using electric standby and hybrid electric systems as an option for complying with the state’s transportation refrigeration unit, or reefer, regulations.

July 11, 2013

Carriers Gather for 30th TCA Refrigerated Division Annual Meeting

The Truckload Carriers Association’s Refrigerated Division is hosting its annual meeting this week on issues related to the operation of temperature-controlled trailers.

June 21, 2013

CARB Issues Reefer Compliance Reminder

The California Air Resources Board has issued an advisory recommending transport refrigeration unit (reefer) owners take action to plan and order compliance options to ensure TRU model year 2006 engines, or units manufactured in 2006, comply with in-use performance standards by the end of this year.

February 28, 2013

R:Com Now Offers Remote Control Over Carrier Reefer Units

Blue Tree Systems' R:Com Temperature Management System is now able to communicate in both directions with DataTrak-equipped Carrier Transicold transport refrigeration units, giving dispatch control over the reefer units from the back office.

January 5, 2013

Future Reefers

Carbon dioxide, condemned for being a greenhouse gas and the target of diesel emissions regulations about to go into effect, is actually good when used as a refrigerant

December 11, 2012

Flex Power Option for Carrier Vector Refrigeration Units

Carrier Transicold's new dual-voltage option, Flex Power, allows Vector trailer refrigeration units to now use either low- or high-voltage power sources when parked for loading, unloading or staging

November 7, 2012

Carrier Transicold Introduces Supra 60-Series Truck Units

Carrier Transicold's new Supra 60-series truck refrigeration units feature compliance with 2013 emissions requirements from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

August 22, 2012

Reefer makers say they're ready for new emissions rules

Clean air is neither cheap nor simple

May 2, 2012

Witte Bros. plugs in to keep cold cargoes cold

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

December 28, 2011

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

The way that environmentalists bad-mouth carbon dioxide, it should be a four-letter word. Of course it is abbreviated to three characters - CO2.

December 13, 2010

England's Containers Travel Far Even Before They Begin Working

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

December 7, 2010

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

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

November 3, 2010

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

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

December 1, 2007

New CARB Rules Loom

In a year, older diesel-powered reefers — even those meeting federal emissions rules — will no longer be welcome in California.

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