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Intermodal temp control

The Heat King 430 provides temperature control for both rail and trailer applications. Its freeze-protection control is based on solid-state technology to avoid use of moving parts, and its controller is inside the unit enclosure for protection. A controller automatically starts the unit when coolant drops below 30 degrees. Return and supply air temperature sensors provide built-in redundancy for continued performance. The Heat King features flash-load programming and diagnostics system for troubleshooting. THERMO KING, thermoking.com

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A cross-border plan is detailed, a Navy vet is named Back on the Road winner, owner-operator is named Goodyear Highway Hero, Trucker Buddy recognizes pen pals and more industry news items are featured.

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New valve for refrigeration units

Thermo King announced the development of an Electronic Throttling Valve, designed to reduce fuel costs, extend maintenance intervals and improve temperature control performance on its T-series single-temp truck units with scroll compressors. These units include the T-600, T-800 and T-1000. Thermo King also announced improvements to its SB-30 series refrigeration units to reduce fuel and maintenance costs and driver involvement with the refrigeration unit. The announcements were made March 31 in Louisville, Ky. Doug Lenz, director of ...

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Fleet Insider

Carriers and truckers receive recognition and awards.

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Reefer-unit pioneer to be honored tomorrow

News from Thermo King today is that Frederick McKinley Jones, a company pioneer in the development of portable refrigeration units, will be honored  for his contributions to science and technology at the Tekne Awards gala Wed., Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Jones passed away in 1961, but his "invention of portable refrigeration systems for the transportation industry revolutionized the food industry into a multibillion-dollar annual market," Thermo King says, enabling "improved ...

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The proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas reduction standards, electronic on-board recorders, CAT vocational trucks and a Hoover Dam bridge are among the trucking issues featured.

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APU rebates, Leslie train horns for East Tennessee’s Sams Trucking

Check out my story in the September Overdrive magazine on various financial incentives -- rebates, grants, various low-interest loan programs -- state governments are making available to owner-operators and carriers to encourage the purchase of idle-reduction technologies like APUs, cab heaters and the like, and you'll find in the lead this pic of the new Thermo King TriPac unit on Billy Sams' 2001 custom Peterbilt 379. I got the opportunity when I met Sams in ...

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APU financial incentives

Don’t endure another winter without idle-reduction equipment when there’s money to help you.

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A/C Unit

Thermo King says their recently released T600R and T800R temperature control units use an electric standby option to reduce operating costs by running on electric power while the truck is docked.

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Back on the Road winner get a Volvo, a Highway hero is named, the FMCSA proposes texting ban, the FMCSA posts carrier safety data and more current issues are featured.

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