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Refrigerated Trucks

Food and beverage fleets are the most frequent users of a refrigerated truck, but other including medical transport depend on these trucks to keep their cargo cool until delivery.

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Spec'ing Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Incorrectly spec’ing a refrigerated truck can be costly to both a fleet and a company’s clients. Knowing what mistakes to avoid when spec’ing can go a long way to impacting the bottom line and increasing company business.

21 Questions to Ask When Spec'ing Refrigerated Truck Bodies

Critical elements in determining medium-duty refrigerator body specifications include maintaining optimal cargo area temperature and designing a cost-effective, energy-efficient vehicle.

What Fleets Need to Know About FDA's Food Transport Rules

The Food and Drug Administration regulations on the safe transport of food went into effect in 2018. The regulations apply to vehicles, operations, driver training, and records.

How Home Delivery and Fresh Foods are Changing Refrigerated Transport

The way Americans get their groceries is changing – and that's affecting refrigerated transporters and the equipment they buy.

Proactively Preventing Food Contamination

As the final piece of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is set to take effect, small fleets are assessing ways to switch from a manual recording of temperature inside refrigerated units to an automated process.

Cargo Securement: What You Need to Know

Securing loads is a matter of safety and good business. If a piece of cargo is damaged because it shifts or falls off a trailer, the carrier and driver won’t be paid because the load didn’t get delivered, and someone could get hurt or killed.

Telematics in Vocational Truck Fleets: Food and Beverage

Complying with both vehicle and food safety regulations, keeping vehicles on the road with minimized downtime, and ensuring route efficiency are all ways food and beverage fleets are leveraging telematics solutions to help with their operations.

Refrigerated Truck

Thermo King has expanded the number of Blue Track dealerships, which focus on express lane service, dwell-time monitoring, and real-time updates to refrigerated freight-hauling fleets.

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J.S. Helwig Reduces Injuries, Improves DOT Scores with SmartDrive

Since adopting the SmartDrive video-based safety program, Helwig has reduced bodily injuries by 60%, seen 44 initial claims from plaintiff attorneys dropped once they saw the SmartDrive video, and reduced its DOT scores for both crash indicator and unsafe driving.

Test Drive: Driving the FTR, Isuzu's Biggest Truck

It's Isuzu's biggest truck in North America. But does that mean it's a departure from the OEM's tried-and-true design philosophy? HDT's Senior Editor, Jack Roberts, climbed behind the wheel to find out.