Today's Trucking

Carrier Transicold’s thinner intermodal reefer

September 26, 2019 by John Smith

The new Carrier Transicold Vector 1550 domestic intermodal refrigeration system is a third thinner than a traditional transportation refrigeration unit in the U.S. – freeing up 7% more cargo space.


Carrier Transicold unveils Supra S6 reefer unit

March 25, 2019 by John Smith

Carrier Transicold has introduced a new Supra S6 truck refrigeration unit, which promises to boost performance, efficiency and reliability, and features a contemporary new design. The Supra S6 is designed for small- to medium-sized trucks and has a processing speed […]


Maintenance eased with ComfortPro APU updates

July 17, 2018 by John Smith

Carrier Transicold has updated its ComfortPro diesel-powered auxiliary power units (APUs), reducing maintenance demands and doubling service intervals. A tensioner automatically adjusts a new automotive-style multi-V drive belt to help maintain the generator’s full voltage output when the APU is […]


Carrier upgrades Solara controller

May 2, 2018 by John Smith

Carrier Transicold’s Solara heating unit now features an APX controller with a dashboard-style display. The Solara uses a Z482 two-cylinder diesel engine to generate 50,000 BTU/hour at an ambient temperature of -18 Celsius, keeping sensitive commodities such as flowers and […]


Here Comes the Sun: Does solar have a role as an alternative fuel?

April 13, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — In some corners of North America, the idea of adding solar power to a truck or trailer is a no-brainer. You’d be forgiven for thinking that none of those corners are in Canada. That’s mostly true, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that solar has no place here. Just that you must be careful in assessing manufacturer claims about what their solar gizmo can actually do.

Almost all of Canada gets an average of 4.2 hours of solar sunlight a day. Two areas — a small stretch of the southern prairies and a little ribbon of central B.C. — crank that number up to 4.5 hours. Compare that to as many six hours in Arizona, New Mexico, and a patch of southeast California. Doesn’t sound like much of a difference, but it’s a big deal. A 300-watt solar setup that can help to run a tractor’s electric APU in that part of the U.S. would probably have to be a 600- or 800-watt setup for a rig running, say, a Toronto-Montreal-Halifax route.

It also means that manufacturer claims can be rather idealistic if calculations were based on experience in warm and sunny parts of our world. There’s no subterfuge involved here, but “your mileage may vary,” as they say.


Direct drive reefer unit

October 30, 2017 by John Smith

Carrier Transicold’s 35X direct-drive refrigeration unit is designed to protect perishable and frozen cargo in small- and mid-sized box trucks and large delivery vans ranging from 12- to 14-feet long.


IN PRINT — Keep your cool. Spec’ the right reefer.

October 3, 2017 by John Smith

Nothing spoils a day quicker than rotting cargo, but that’s exactly what happens if reefer temperatures stray beyond an acceptable range. Arguments at a receiver’s dock, insurance claims, and soured business relationships are bound to follow. The challenges can also take root long before temperatures are set or wheels begin to roll.


Utility symposium explores power of trailer data

September 28, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – The power of telematics continues to advance, and there are still plenty of opportunities to be realized – especially when it comes to the rolling assets seen in a rearview mirror.


Carrier Transicold acquires Westport APU

April 17, 2017 by John Smith

ATHENS, GA – Carrier Transicold has acquired selected IMPCO product lines including the ComfortPro Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) from Westport Fuel Systems – and will now lead related development, engineering and manufacturing.


Carrier’s DataLink 2 recorder

November 23, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Carrier Transicold’s new temperature recording accessory has a built-in printer for those needing independent temperature verification


New Carrier Solar Panels

April 12, 2016 by Rolf Lockwood

Carrier Transicold has expanded its line of thin-film flexible solar panels to help maintain TRU batteries


Canadian Named Carrier Transicold’s Top Dealer Sales Manager

May 1, 2015 by sehui

ATLANTA, GA — One Canadian was among the nearly 80 people who took home awards recently during Carrier Transicold’s annual dealer meeting.



March 17, 2015 by Martin Smith

Carrier Transicold’s new Hybrid Vector 8600MT multi-temperature trailer refrigeration system has smart remote evaporators. The third-generation Vector meets the 2013 EPA Tier 4 standard


Remote Reefer Control

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Carrier Transicold’s new APX remote panels add convenience and efficiency for refrigerated transport operations by placing trailer refrigeration controls in locations more easily accessible to operators.


Reefer Solar Panels

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

New Carrier Transicold technology uses solar panels to maintain refrigeration-unit battery power