June 17, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
The new owner of a service that provides refrigerated intermodal shipping is planning an expansion.
February 4, 2014
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.
January 14, 2014
The California Air Resources Board is reminding brokers, forwarders, shippers and receivers that hire motor carriers to transport perishable goods on California highways to re-establish due diligence in their hiring practices with the start of 2014.
November 26, 2013
Carrier Transicold says its multi-temperature Vector 8600MT trailer refrigeration unit is now available with “smart” remote evaporators for easy installation along with improved reliability and operational efficiencies. Like other Vectors, the 8600MT is a diesel-electric “hybrid” and uses no drive belts.
November 22, 2013
The clean way to stay cool will come from the use of fuel cells which will replace the current small diesel engine used to keep refrigerated cargo at the right temperatures.
October 11, 2013
The California Air Resources Board is reminding model year 2006 transport refrigeration unit owners if they want to qualify for compliance extensions, only about three weeks remain before the purchase order deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel emissions control strategies, such as diesel particulate filters, for retrofitting engines.
September 13, 2013
If you missed the August 31 deadline for ordering new replacement engines for model year 2006 transport refrigeration units (reefers) or new replacement TRUs, the California Air Resources Board is recommending you take immediate action to order Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters forretrofitting your engines by the end of 2013.
August 5, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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