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Carrier Transicold focuses on efficiency

Carrier Transicold announced Wednesday in Louisville a new “Fourward” series of both Vector Hybrid and X-2 belt-driven refrigeration units that improve operating efficiencies, while also incorporating emission control reduction technology to meet EPA Tier 4 standards. Carrier’s director of marketing and product management David Kiefer described the technology as “the next leap forward.” He said, “It does more while consuming less like a modern smartphone or four-cylinder car. The units produce less emissions and less wasted ...

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California fines carriers over air quality

California Air Resources Board just settled 33 cases of air quality violations for nearly $227,000 in penalties.

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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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Carrier debuts refrigerated unit control system

System features distributed electronics for increased reliability and simpler troubleshooting.

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CARB amends reefer unit rule

The agency has amended its Transport Refrigeration Unit Airborne Toxic Control Measure to allow 2003 engines to meet a less stringent standard.

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California agency studies reefer unit rule

California Air Resources Board will enforce the January compliance deadline, but will consider an option for meeting the standard.

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California refrigerated unit appeal denied

An appeals court has denied the American Trucking Associations’ request for rehearing challenging CARB authority.

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California fining for reefer violations under new rule

The California Air Resources Board issued about 100 citations during the first two weeks of enforcement.

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