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October 7, 2014

Solar Panels Can Avoid Run-Down Batteries from Telematic Signaling

Recent announcements by Carrier Transicold and Thermo King, that they’re offering solar panels as options on many reefer units, jibed nicely with discussions during TMC's Fall Meeting near Orlando, notes Senior Editor Tom Berg in his Trailer Talk blog.

October 1, 2014

Thermo King Solar Panel Keeps Refrigerated Trailers Running

Thermo King is producing a new unit-mounted solar panel designed to support telematics on applications ranging from freight haulers to service trucks.

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.

September 16, 2014

Obama Administration, Suppliers Agree to Phase Out HFC Refrigerants

The Obama administration and refrigeration suppliers have joined in an effort to reduce greenhouse gases, a move that will affect use of refrigerants in trucks.

May 12, 2014

CARB 2013 Heavy-Duty Diesel Fines Totaled Nearly $2.2 Million

The California Air Resources Board announced it settled 256 cases last year involving air quality violations by heavy-duty diesel truck and bus fleets that failed to comply with its various air quality programs with fines totaling nearly $2.2 million.

April 11, 2014

Auxiliary Power For Work Trucks

Any work truck with a serious electric welder also has an auxiliary power unit, because the engine-driven device doubles as an APU to run smaller welders, heaters and power tools. And soon, purpose-built APUs will report for duty on work trucks.

March 6, 2014

XTRA Lease Adds New Corrosion-Fighting Trailers in 2014

XTRA Lease has ordered approximately 5,000 new trailers for 2014, most of which will be built with corrosion-fighting galvanized steel components. The company is adding a mix of dry vans, liftgated vans and reefers equipped with new fuel-saving Thermo King Precedent reefer units.

February 12, 2014

Pushing the Telematics Boundaries

Most large fleets have extensive experience with telematics: GPS location and mobile communications systems that collect data and communicate it back to a server where the fleet can access the information. As the amount and kind of data has increased in recent years, fleets have adopted tools to make sense of all that information and use it across their operation.

November 18, 2013

Thermo King's TriPac Evolution Features 2,000-hour Maintenance Interval

The TriPac Evolution from Thermo King now offers a 2,000-hour maintenance interval. The extended maintenance interval reduces the cost of ownership, aligns with tractor maintenance cycles and reduces environmental impact by lowering waste, according to the company.

September 26, 2013

Thermo King Athenia HVAC Platform

The new Thermo King Athenia AM HVAC platform, the Athenia AMII Series, provides a 10% weight reduction and features a design that reduces installation time while enabling improvements in serviceability to reduce maintenance costs.

September 17, 2013

Thermo King TracKing Telematics Solution Integrates with Add On Systems

Thermo King and Add On Systems Inc. introduced the integration of Thermo King TracKing Telematics system with AOS’ iSeries software. The combined solution increases operational efficiency, fleet up-time and improves on-time delivery.

June 25, 2013

Thermo King Pays Penalty for Violating CARB Pollution Laws

The California Air Resources Board has fined Minneapolis-based Thermo King $213,200 for violating terms of the conditional verification granted to its Thermo King eDPF, diesel particulate filter.

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

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