November 2021

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Reefer Operations

GCCA: Connecting a vital industry

Dec. 10, 2021
At no time in history has the supply chain, or the cold chain, been hotter than it is now.
Reefer Operations

Perfect 10: Grand Island Express marks historic 'Best Fleets' feat

Dec. 9, 2021
Nebraska-based beef hauler earns 10th consecutive 'Best Fleets to Drive For' Top 20 selection by keeping drivers safe, satisfied amid pandemic
Reefer Operations

How to improve supply chain well-being

Dec. 8, 2021
The right visibility solution provides food and beverage stakeholders with context and actionability
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Reefer Operations

Pride Transport issues third pay increase

Drivers for Salt Lake City reefer carrier now average $70,000 per year—before incentives kick in
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Trucks & Trailers

Advanced tech solutions for modern cold chain problems

Oct. 15, 2021
The past few years have been full of solutions to solve some of the more common reefer unit issues.

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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Phillips debuts dual pole maintenance kit

New solution for removing contaminants, corrosion from liftgate sockets helps fleets prevent avoidable downtime
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Cold Storage & Logistics

Palefsky wins World Food Logistics Organization’s Future Leader award

Cold chain stakeholders honor United States Cold Storage improvement manager during 130th IARW-WFLO Convention in Texas
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Polar King Mobile adds Midwest dealer

Jim Hawk Truck Trailers, based in Council Bluffs, Iowa, now represents PKM’s ‘affordable, small, refrigerated trailer solution’
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Reefer maintenance strategies to address cold chain challenges

Oct. 12, 2021
The need for reliable refrigerated goods transport is increasing, and to keep from getting burned, fleets need to ensure they have a maintenance strategy down cold.
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Cold Storage & Logistics

Partners Alliance joins RLS Logistics

California-based warehouse is newest member of fast-growing network of family-owned, temperature-controlled cold storage providers
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Refrigerated Transporter

Peli BioThermal relocates U.S. headquarters, updates website

Temperature-controlled packaging company's Minnesota-based corporate office moves from Plymouth to Maple Grove to better serve customers
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Prime Inc. upgrades TMS platform

The refrigerated service provider is upgrading its transportation management software with the cloud-based MasterMind TMS from Mastery Logistics Systems.
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

FleetPlows clear snow from reefer rooftops

Scraper Systems’ automated removal systems designed to work with trucks, vans, refrigerated trailers, containers, box trucks, more
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Doleco launches double-decking cargo systems

The three LayerLok systems will work to enable dry vans, reefers, and shipping containers to carry twice the load.
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Reefer Operations

Darden, partners deliver 10 refrigerated trucks to Feeding America members

Penske Truck Leasing, Lineage Logistics help supply the 26-foot refer vehicles, which will support mobile pantry programs, food distribution
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Reefer Operations

Stevens partners with Platform Science

Refrigerated trucking company commences rollout of connected vehicle system for its fleet of 2,000-plus trucks
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

TLD upgrades reefer trailers with ORBCOMM’s cold chain solutions

“After testing several telematics solutions in the market, ORBCOMM was the clear choice to help us take our fleet operations to a higher level of productivity, efficiency, and...
Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

ConMet eHub to power zero-emission refrigerated trailer

Sept. 14, 2021
The Preset Plus Electric Hub trailer in-wheel motors will assist in propulsion and the regenerative braking will charge the TRU. Other truck applications will follow.
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Utilimaster increases production of refrigerated vehicles

Company responds to influx of orders for grocery delivery units to meet growing consumer demand home delivery of fresh, frozen goods
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Phillips Connect debuts new trailer safeguards

SmartLock Gladhand, SmartLock Door designed to eliminate risks, protect the valuable loads fleets are assigned to move
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Reefer Operations

Marten appoints Petit president

Temperature-sensitive truckload carrier's board of directors names successor to Kohl, who recently transitioned to CEO
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Utility Tri-State relocates to West Siloam Springs, Okla.

New dealership is approximately 53,000 square feet, with eight interior service bays, and eight covered exterior service bays
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Thermo King to invest $100 million in all-electric portfolio

In Americas region, enhanced electric architecture on connected Precedent trailer unit leverages shore power, and will undergo field trials with customers later this year
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Carrier Transicold unveils new electric truck refrigeration technology

Supra concept shown during ACT Expo enables zero-emission performance with battery electric vehicles, and conventional, engine-driven trucks
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Optronics adds ‘trend-setting’ combo lamp

New STL02/03 LED taillight replaces four lamps, providing side marker, rear clearance, license plate illumination, and serving as rear/side deflector
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

‘Validation drivers’ from Shaffer Trucking give T680 Next Gen high marks

Veteran husband and wife team from Crete’s reefer division test camouflaged version of Kenworth’s new on-highway truck
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Carrier Transicold debuts electric APU

New ComfortPro model with advanced lithium-ion technology delivers ‘unprecedented endurance,’ quiet, emissions-free performance
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Emerson introduces GO USB data loggers

New reusable, configurable temperature loggers offer versatile solution for monitoring food and life sciences cold chain
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Reefer Operations

Englander Transportation, Fleetmaster expand holiday pay, vacation time

Sister companies add Veterans Day, Good Friday, and Juneteenth to paid days off; and bolster driver vacation accrual by 40 hours
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

Great Dane’s FleetPulse telematics platform now standard

Package also includes built-in CAN harnessing, so smart sensors can be added in the aftermarket and when new technology is introduced
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Cold Storage & Logistics

Lineage acquires Hanson Logistics

Addition of Midwest cold storage provider, with more than 46 million cubic feet of capacity, expands Lineage’s reach in the U.S.
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Reefer Operations

J.S. Helwig boosts driver compensation

Texas-based temperature-controlled trucking company raises starting pay to $.55 per mile, with increases after first six months and annually
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

XL Fleet, eNow join forces to electrify refrigerated trailers

Partnership includes XL’s $3 million investment in eNow, which XL also secured the right to acquire at a pre-set value
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Reefer Operations

Hirschbach acquires Lessors Inc.

Eagan, Minnesota-based fleet delivers more than 200 drivers to Hirschbach, allowing the company to expand freight capacity
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Cold Storage & Logistics

Jack & Jill Ice Cream distributor transforms DSD model

Case study explores how Lucas Systems helped New Jersey-based company improve picking, loading with its ‘smart’ warehouse technology
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

New Kinedyne reefer curtain provides effective, 'effortless' solution

'Driver friendly' Kold-Front system designed to replace 'frustrating' PCV strips
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Refrigerated Vehicles & Equipment

MVTS certifies TRANSTEX EDGE ELITE AERO for refrigerated trailers

Company says its testing shows reefer fleets using this aerodynamic system can realize 7.88% increase in fuel efficiency
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Reefer Operations

Freymiller partners with Bendix on safety technology, training

Oklahoma-based reefer carrier equips Bendix Wingman Fusion, ADB22X air disc brakes; utilizes SafetyDirect for coaching
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Cold Storage & Logistics

Albany intros new roll-up door

RR200 UltraSeal, which improves climate control, minimizes contaminants, designed for applications with limited space