RICHMOND, B.C. – Volta Air hasn’t been in the business of producing electric reefer units that long, but it has already secured $110,000 in cold, hard cash that comes through a significant business prize.
GUELPH, Ont. — Modern reefer units are clearly more efficient than their belt-driven predecessors. Compressors and electric motors have combined into single units, and there are no alternators to be found. Noise has dropped; reliability has improved.
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.
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.
ATLANTA, GA – Stoughton Trailers is returning to the market with a refrigerated trailer, unveiled on Tuesday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Utility Trailer Manufacturing has now manufactured more than 250,000 refrigerated vans at a plant in Clearfield, Utah.
BEAVERTON, OR – While U.S. truck volumes increased in many van lanes last week, rates are holding steady because of available capacity, DAT RateView reports in its latest findings. Combined with lower fuel surcharges, van and reefer rates actually dipped a penny a mile. Average flatbed rates rose a mere cent on their own.
Stoughton has unveiled a series of design improvements for its trailers this year, including several standard components.
LOUISVILLE, KY – Fleets that are looking for new ways to ensure that freight stays cold may find help in an unlikely source. The power of the sun.
Mechanical, cold plate and now CO2 are your choices.
Keep track of refrigerated loads with Carrier’s new external temperature and status indicator
ATHENS, GA. — Carrier Transicold’s Supra 60-series truck refrigeration units have received longer-lasting motors, as well as electrical system updates, the company announced this week.
Carrier Transicold offers Sensitech temperature monitors.
Blue Tree and McLeod combine to monitor trailer location and temperature in real-time
Thermo King introduces the new Spectrum SB multi-temperature system with SR-2 controller