The real-time cold chain tracking and monitoring solution used in the private fleet provides Schwan's Global Supply Chain, Inc. visibility and remote control
Data tracking and cold chain management have come together in the form of a partnership between Intelleflex Inc. and DeltaTrak Inc. that will allow DeltaTrak to expand its product line
Aura Systems Inc has introduced an electric system for large refrigerated trailers.
Mississippi State University is part of an effort to connect restaurants with Mississippi producers to get fresh local produce to consumers. MSU’s Extension Service is promoting Eat Healthy Mississippi, a campaign sponsored by the Mississippi Hospitality and Restaurant Association. The program unites restaurant chefs seeking local foods for their menus and growers who can supply fresh fruits and vegetables. In turn, restaurant patrons will have access to healthier foods...
Alternative fuels are going to become necessary for the U.S. transportation industry, and especially for trucking, as the cost of petroleum alongside the risks posed by climate change will demand shifts in vehicle design strategies.
US Foods announced that nearly 85% of its Metro New York Division’s annual energy will come from solar power by July 2012. Installation of rooftop solar panels at the warehouse in Perth-Amboy NJ is currently underway. The solar installation is the fourth at a US Foods distribution facility and another positive step in the company’s ongoing sustainability program.
Georgia-based manufacturer TransFoil Systems reports seeing a recent spike in demand for aerodynamic trailer side skirts, citing that some trucking ...wind turbulence underneath semi trailers, refrigerated trailers, and container chassis. The ...semi trailer dry vans, refrigerated van, and container chassis ...
The United Fresh Produce Association has launched a month-long member outreach tour that will include more than 10 town hall meetings; dozens of visits to member farms, packing facilities, wholesalers, and retailers; a Leadership Program trip to explore the Chilean produce industry; and a Fresh Impact Forum at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany.
The Cronos Group has become the first client worldwide for ZESTIA, the new low-power, high-performance container refrigeration machine from Daikin Reefer. The global container leasing company took delivery of 500 ZESTIA units during November 2011 in Qingdao, China, for installation on a batch of new 40-foot high-cube refrigerated containers destined for Japanese shipping line MOL.
Sensors can help differentiate between isolated occurrences of damage from ongoing ones -- and help identify the cause.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed to decide by March 31, 2012 whether bisphenol A, the controversial chemical known as BPA, should be banned from use in food and beverage packaging.
Performance Food Group, one of the nation’s largest foodservice distributors, and Kansas-based IdentiGEN, a leader in meat traceability systems, have developed the first commercial solution to trace ground meat back to its origins using DNA technology.
The next phase of the test tracked pallet temperatures of berries in refrigerated trailers. Intelleflex found as much as a 30% difference between the pallets and the ambient temperature in the trailers. During a five-day trip, about 13% of the pallets ...
Intelligent Thermal Solutions (ITS) makers of a five-day temperature-assured cold chain container for safely shipping pharmaceuticals and biologics worldwide has been named 2011 Innovator of the Year by the Greener Package Awards.
When Gulfport's popular Tangerine Blues Festival powers up next weekend, it will largely rely on the sun - both day and night.
Only available through UPS, the PharmaPort 360 addresses a key industry issue of safeguarding healthcare shipments in the supply chain by enabling near real-time monitoring and maintaining product temperatures in extreme outside conditions.
Serving Responsibly outlines Dunkin’ Brands’ ongoing commitment to grow its business in a sustainable manner while taking into consideration the needs of guests, employees, franchisees, local communities and the environment.
Smith's Food & Drug Stores, a division of the Kroger has completed the installation of photovoltaic energy panels at two Albuquerque, New Mexico stores.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its distribution fleet.
It’s been no secret that OEMs across the vehicle spectrum believe hybrid technology – systems combining battery-driven electric motors with their diesel or gasoline counterparts – offers perhaps the simplest way to reduce fuel consumption in the transportation sector.
As headlines from Europe implicate tainted vegetable sprouts in more than 4,000 illnesses and dozens of deaths, American consumers may wonder, “Could that happen here?”
Two new studies conclude that adoption rates for alternative-fueled vehicles (AFVs) will significantly climb among consumers and commercial users alike if specific “compensation” targets are achieved. In other words, the higher purchase price for AFVs – regardless of all-electric, hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, or natural gas power – must be balanced by operational savings over time
A program bringing together four Mid-Atlantic states promises “to offer one of the nation's most generous programs aimed at replacing old, highly polluting trucks” by focusing on drayage vehicles that shuttle freight from four ports in the region to both warehouses and local stores.
It is not too early for operators of refrigerated truck and trailer fleets ... ACT Research projects that refrigerated trailer sales will exceed 40000 units ...
Gloucester Marine Terminal is partnering with solar technology leader SunPower Corporation to build the largest rooftop solar installation in North America—a 1.1-million-square-foot project on the roof of the terminal’s refrigerated warehouse near the Walt Whitman Bridge on the Delaware River.
Continuing its ongoing efforts to increase the overall fuel efficiency of its fleet operations, FedEx Express is adding 24 new electric vehicles (EV)to its fleet and is testing five composite vans from Isuzu and Utilimaster.
The station will Support a CNG Truck Fleet Set to Haul 90 Million Gallons of Milk per Year. Fleet Will Use More Than 1.5 Million Gallons of CNG Per Year
Strategy calls for coalitions of international regulators, increased data sharing
This could shape up to be the year that electric vehicles (EVs) finally begin to gain some serious traction, both in the commercial and automotive sectors. There are numerous electric vehicle manufacturers working in the U.S. and their trucks, vans and cars are garnering new attention in both fleet applications and in competitions.
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