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Meet B.C.’s cooling titan

October 5, 2018 by John Smith

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.

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Shock Gap: Reefer techs can lack the training to stay safe

March 21, 2018 by John Smith

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.

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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.

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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.

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Stoughton re-enters refrigerated segment

September 29, 2017 by John Smith

ATLANTA, GA – Stoughton Trailers is returning to the market with a refrigerated trailer, unveiled on Tuesday at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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Utility plant produces 250,000th refrigerated trailer

April 24, 2017 by John Smith

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA – Utility Trailer Manufacturing has now manufactured more than 250,000 refrigerated vans at a plant in Clearfield, Utah.

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U.S. rates steady despite volume increases: DAT

March 29, 2017 by John Smith

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.

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Stoughton 2017 upgrades, reefer to come

March 2, 2017 by John Smith

Stoughton has unveiled a series of design improvements for its trailers this year, including several standard components.

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Bright sun could solve reefer challenge

April 1, 2016 by John Smith

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.

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CARRIER’S HYBRID REEFER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Vector 1800MT is North America’s first trailer refrigeration unit to use hybrid diesel electric technology,

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QUIETER REEFERS

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Carrier Transicold has introduced a new and technologically advanced condenser impeller for X2 trailer units

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TK’s EXTERNAL BATTERY CHARGER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Thermo King’s external battery-charging kit was designed specifically with the liftgate in mind.

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SMALL-TRUCK REEFER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Thermo King launches the V-520 system for small trucks

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Thermo King takes its show on the road

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Thermo King is taking its T-Series unit for straight trucks on a summer tour of North America, including three stops in Canada.

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COST-EFFICIENT TRUCK REEFER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Thermo King’s new MD-100 refrigeration unit aims to increase performance while reducing fuel and maintenance costs.