How truckers are keeping their goods cool without diesel

How truckers are keeping their goods cool without diesel – with Carrier Transicold

Electric commercial trucks are out there, and fleets are starting to use them in shorter routes that work for their limited battery range. In these cases, the limited range has a workaround, but what about if you are limited in what cargo you can haul? That’s what is happening to trucks hauling goods that need to be kept cool. Typically there’s a workaround to that, too – if you don’t mind investing in a diesel generator to keep your load cool, and that doesn’t make a lot of sense when the tractor is electrified.

Enter the electric transportation refrigeration unit (TRU). The industry is just starting to break the surface on these, but Carrier Transicold has been one of the refrigeration pioneers leading the way. On this episode of The Amped EV Podcast, we talk to Mike Noyes, vice president and general manager, Carrier Transicold – Americas, to learn about what it takes to keep goods cool on the road without the use of diesel.

This is an audio-only version of our episode with Mike Noyes, vice president and general manager, Carrier Transicold – Americas. Go ahead, you’re already here – take a listen! But, if you’re looking for moving pictures, click here.

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