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Solar Power for Your Truck or Trailer Refrigeration Unit

Transport refrigeration system batteries are increasingly being tapped to power additional electronics such as telematics devices, fuel-level sensors, interior trailer lighting and other accessories. But that means batteries can go dead faster than ever. Solar power to the rescue.

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Reefer Technology's Becoming More Important

Maintenance and monitoring of temps, real-time tracking of trailers and loads, and clean-burning diesels are already here. More new refrigerants are next.

Thermo King Solar Panels Keep Batteries Charged

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

ThermoLite Solar Power Solution Powers Telematics

Thermo King’s ThermoLite solar panel solution was developed to provide an alternative power source to refrigerated and dry fleets and offsets battery drain from parasitic loads.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.