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10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident
10 Die in Trailer in Latest Human Trafficking Incident

July 26, 2017
It might have been 130 degrees or more inside that trailer. How long can anyone stand that? It’s amazing anyone survived.

Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?
Is There a 'Great Future' in Plastic Trailers?

December 9, 2016
Plastics -- specifically, molded structural composites -- might constitute the future of trailers. Some are used in Europe, and Wabash National is ready to...

Keeping Ice Cream Cold’s Especially Important This Month
Keeping Ice Cream Cold’s Especially Important This Month

July 17, 2016
Barry, a Ralphs driver, rejected a load because it was too warm. He was especially conscientious, but his action exemplifies care shown by workers all along...

Thermo King Solar Panels Keep Batteries Charged
Thermo King Solar Panels Keep Batteries Charged

April 1, 2016
Devices are aimed at reefer use, but there's almost no limit on how they can be employed, the company says.

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

October 9, 2015
The same CO2 that government regulators work to control as a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming might be embraced as a more environmentally...

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

April 7, 2015
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...

Solar Panels Cure Problem of Run-Down Liftgate Batteries
Solar Panels Cure Problem of Run-Down Liftgate Batteries

June 23, 2014
A single 100-watt solar panel keeps the trailer's four Group 31 batteries charged and the liftgate operating reliably.

Reefer makers say they're ready for new emissions rules

August 22, 2012
Clean air is neither cheap nor simple

Witte Bros. plugs in to keep cold cargoes cold
Witte Bros. plugs in to keep cold cargoes cold

May 2, 2012
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...

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

December 28, 2011
The way that environmentalists bad-mouth carbon dioxide, it should be a four-letter word. Of course it is abbreviated to three characters - CO2.

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