Tag: transport refrigeration

EUROPEAN logistics company ECS has equipped 76 refrigerated trailers with a solar panel system that reduces the annual fuel consumption of each trailer by 1000 litres. Such reductions in fuel use are estimated to cut the CO2 emissions of the reefer fleet by at least 2000 tonnes in ten years, minimising the environmental impact of Continue reading Thermo King solar panel system cuts costs and emissions

LDV EV80 vans are equipped with E-200 electric refrigeration units

Britain’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco, has added 30 all-electric electric refrigerated vans to its home delivery fleet. The 30 LDV EV80 vans are equipped with E-200 electric refrigeration units from Thermo King that feature patented power management that contributes to lower overall energy consumption, increased vehicle autonomy and higher efficiency and reliability. Using this combination Continue reading Fleet of electric grocery delivery vans for Tesco

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

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

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

British supermarket chain Waitrose is testing Carrier Transicold’s engineless refrigeration units as part of an ongoing government-backed emissions reduction initiative. These zero-emissions refrigeration units are paired with a natural gas-powered prime mover to demonstrate the potential environmental benefits of such a combination.  In many cases, fleet refrigeration units rely on diesel-powered compressors. These, besides burning Continue reading Engineless transport refrigeration trial

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