Tag: refrigerated transport

Toyota LandCruiser 78 'Troopy' modified for the refrigerated transport of vaccines

Toyota has built the world’s first refrigerated vehicle to get Performance, Quality and Safety prequalification from the World Health Organisation for the transport of vaccines. Based on a LandCruiser 78 ‘Troopy’, the project will help reduce the amount of vaccines wasted by exposure to temperature fluctuations during transportation to hospitals and clinics in regions where Continue reading Toyota builds refrigerated VaccineCruiser based on 78-series Troopy, gets WHO tick of approval

Pandemic-busting vaccines need those working in temperature controlled transport and cold chain to bring their A-game In 2020 the word ‘unprecedented’ has been used with unprecedented frequency and now we have the unprecedented challenge of distributing vast volumes of COVID-19 vaccines around the world at strictly controlled temperatures of less than -70°C. As a result, Continue reading COVID cold chain

Carrier Transicold has unveiled a new all-electric system, called the Vector eCool, for powering engineless trailer refrigeration units. The refrigerated shipping specialist’s latest technology is not, however, just a vast array of heavy and load-reducing batteries slung under a trailer. Instead, the Vector eCool features a sensibly sized battery and an axle-based energy generation and Continue reading Carrier’s zero-emissions refrigeration tech for trailers

The quest to drive down local emissions, particularly in urban areas, is leading many businesses to adopt electric vehicles. Electric panel vans, for example, are ideal for last-mile delivery applications – and their all-electric nature often exempts them from increasingly common emissions-based charges and restrictions. Some companies have added refrigeration units to such vans, allowing Continue reading Hello Fresh rolls out refrigerated electric vans

UK-based bakery chain Greggs has equipped three of its trucks with Thermo King hybrid refrigeration systems. Greggs, which serves more than six million customers a week, is among the first companies in Europe to employ the hybrid Thermo King systems. The nose-mounted T-Series Hybrid and under-mounted UT Hybrid refrigeration units can switch between diesel or Continue reading Greggs hybrid reefers roll out

Transport company Freezex has acquired two new refrigerated MaxiTRANS  trailers – which, among other benefits, are reputedly saving the company money. Freezex, which is based in Sydney, transports over 500 pallets of perishable products around New South Wales on a daily basis. Consequently, reliability and cost-effectiveness is crucial when it comes to its equipment choices. Continue reading Freezex cuts costs with Maxitrans refrigerated trailers

Transport refrigeration specialist Thermo King and transport development experts BPW are collaborating to develop environmentally friendly refrigerated trailer systems. Ultimately, it is hoped that the new collaboration – which was announced in June – will lead to a marketable zero-emission trailer refrigeration system.   Such an innovation would offer significant benefits, including reduced ecological impact Continue reading Thermo King, BPW collaborate on sustainable power solutions for refrigerated trailers

An autonomous truck, equipped with a self-driving system from technology specialist Plus.ai, has completed the first coast-to-coast commercial freight run in the US.  The truck, which was hauling a refrigerated trailer loaded with 18 tonnes of butter, started its journey in Tulare, California. It then drove some 4500 kilometres, from West Coast to East Coast, Continue reading Self-driving refrigerated truck crosses the US

Transport refrigeration specialist Thermo King has developed new diesel-electric hybrid systems for trucks, drawbar trailers and high-loaders. In addition to reduced running costs, the hybrids’ alternator and inverter-drive technology from sister company Frigoblock, enable switching between diesel and electric operation as needed. Thermo King says these dual modes enable transport companies to “operate in inner Continue reading Thermo King adds hybrids

Sainsbury's refrigerated delivery truck using Dearman technology

Sainsbury’s is participating in a unique trial involving a zero-emissions cooling unit for a refrigerated delivery truck as the British supermarket giant aims to dramatically reduce its carbon emissions and cooling supplier Dearman looks to prove its engine technology. Well known for pioneering refrigerated truck technology, including a three-year field trial currently underway using Carrier Continue reading Dearman refrigerated truck tech trial