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California May Further Target Reefer Emissions

February 19, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

SACREMENTO, CA – Further limits on emissions and operating time for diesel-powered transport refrigeration units (TRUs) operating through California are being developed within the state’s sustainable trucking mandate, according to the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA).

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is floating the new TRU proposal in its 2015 Sustainable Freight discussion document, which states that, “Based on currently foreseeable technology, there are opportunities to move this [transport refrigeration] sector to zero emission technologies.” It’s an important environmental consideration, the document says, estimating that TRUS will increase 58 percent by 2050.

The relevant technologies that could boost TRUs towards zero emissions include all-electric plug-ins with range extender technology, van and refrigeration system efficiencies, cryogenic refrigeration systems, and fuel cells, the document states. The Air Resources Board recommends that a successful demonstration of a zero emissions TRU – particularly hydrogen fuel cells – could prove invaluable as a way to move towards an industry-wide solution.

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Carrier Transicold Moves Toward ‘Natural’ Cooling Technology

October 7, 2015 by sehui

ATHENS, GA – The trailer refrigeration system manufacturer Carrier Transicold is looking ahead toward natural refrigerant technology. The move it said surpasses current alternatives in terms of reducing environmental impact while voluntarily aligning with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest and more stringent refrigerant change listing for other commercial, non-transport refrigeration systems.

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Act quickly to extend reefer compliance deadline

December 10, 2014 by Allan Janssen

SACRAMENTO, CA – If you’ve got new CARB-compliant TRU equipment coming but it hasn’t yet arrived or been installed, you may need to request a compliance deadline extension.

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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.

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Reefer Solar Panels

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

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

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SPEC’ING THE RIGHT REEFER

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Mechanical, cold plate and now CO2 are your choices.

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TK REFRIGERATION

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Thermo King launches new SB+ line of trailer units

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ONLINE PRIORITY

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Carrier’s Priority Card program is now available online

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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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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,