US: Thermo King launches Precedent trailer fridge

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: Thermo King has launched its Precedent S-750i trailer fridge for long-haul and local food distribution.

Electrification, integrated shore power, embedded telematics, and a lower-global warming potential all contribute to Thermo King’s efforts in helping customers transition fleets to reduce their environmental impact and stay ahead of future regulation, the company says.

The Precedent S-750i uses the S-Series engine that meets current and proposed California Air Resources Board Ultra-Low Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit emissions without the use of a diesel particulate filter.

“The S-750i is an innovative, connected, and energy-efficient solution. It is another key product launch in Thermo King’s commitment to delivering smart, sustainable temperature-control solutions that strengthen the cold chain and create value for customers while helping them to reduce their carbon footprint,” said Sam Doerr, trailer portfolio leader, Thermo King.

The S-750i gives the Precedent several new first use features. These include a three-speed engine for better efficiency at fresh and frozen; a next-generation control system that offers precise temperature control; and a diesel electric architecture for shore power integration that makes the S-750i an ideal investment for customers using or considering shore power operation long-term.

The Precedent S-750i uses the S-Series engine that meets current and proposed California Air Resources Board Ultra-Low Emission Transport Refrigeration Unit emissions without the use of a diesel particulate filter

The benefits of shore power operation include:

• Increased efficiency— up to four time more efficient than diesel.
• Environmental impact— fewer emissions than diesel.
• Quieter operation— at least three decibels quieter than diesel motor operation.
• Less maintenance— reduces engine hour operation.
• Longer TRU life— with less diesel operation, engine maintenance time frames are
extended.

The S-750i trailer units have TracKing telematics to deliver the data customers need and does so for the first 12 months of ownership with no service charge. Telematics can help fleet owners monitor temperature, offers rapid alarm detection and security alerts when the doors are opened, and detects fuel loss.

The system is on show at Thermo King’s booth at Truck World at the International Centre in Ontario, Canada from April 21-23.