Heavy Duty Trucking

JUL 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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64 HDT • JULY 2014 www.truckinginfo.com Trailer Update customer access in key tank markets. Brenner Tank has an extensive line of aluminum and stainless steel tank trailers to meet a wide variety of needs in the chemical and petroleum markets. The Lafayette operation will expand its activities into aluminum, carbon steel, and FRP tank trailers, and will produce and expand Wabash National's truck-mounted equipment offering. Circle 353 on Reader Action Card Or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com Carrier Transicold C arrier Transicold's Tru-Tech and Tru-View computer applications allow for custom settings of transport refrigeration units and opera- tions analysis. Tru-Tech software manages data, sets operating parameters, and diagnoses malfunctions. Tru-Tech comes with Tru-View refrigeration data analysis software, which provides insight into system perfor- mance. Tru-View also is available as a stand-alone application for data analysis, without the unit set-up and diagnostic capabilities of Tru-Tech. Compatible with the latest Windows operating systems, the new programs are designed for use with Carrier Transicold's Vector, X4, X2, and X-Series trailer units, as well as Supra truck units. Tru-Tech software's intuitive screen layout makes it easy to create error-free IntelliSet commodity profiles, the company says. IntelliSet profiles, which are used with Carrier Transicold APX and Advance controls, direct the unit's microprocessor to automatically adjust operating parameters for a particular load when the driver selects a commodity or customer name from a list on the control display. Fleets can use IntelliSet profiles to help maintain the best balance between temperature control and fuel economy. Tru-Tech software also can be used by technicians to monitor system parameters, such as sensor inputs and other data that may be downloaded for tracking, performance evaluation, record keeping, or analytics. The Tru-View component can generate graphic reports, showing specific system performance over time, and data can be exported into Excel spreadsheets or PDFs for easy sharing. The company also introduced its multi-temperature Vector 8500 and 8600MT trailer refrigeration units. They are diesel-electric "hybrids" and use no drive belts. The Vector platform's signature E-Drive all-electric refrigeration means cooling and heating operations are 100% electric, powered over the road by an on-board generator driven by the unit's diesel engine. Electric standby capability is built-in, allowing haulers to plug into electric outlets to run the system when parked. Operation is quiet and emissions-free, costs up to 70% less than diesel operations, and conserves fuel for the highway. The Vector 8500 uses the first fully hermetic electric scroll compres- sor in a North American trailer refrigeration unit, Carrier claims. Proven efficient and reliable in marine container systems, the scroll compres- sor has 70% fewer moving parts and is 200 pounds lighter than a traditional reciprocating compressor. Both units incorporate Carrier Transicold's ecoForward components, including a 2.2-liter diesel that has been made smarter with sensors and an electronic control module that communicates with Carrier's APX control system. The engine meets the U.S. EPA's Tier 4 emissions requirements. The Vector 8600MT allows adding one or two "smart" remote evaporators to the unit's host system, supporting up to three refriger- ated compartments within a trailer, each maintained at a different temperature set point by electronically controlled evaporators. They automatically adjust to varying conditions to ensure optimized cooling and efficient fuel use, Carrier said. A Vector 8600MT uses up to 20% less engine power while providing up to 4% higher cooling capacity at 60,000 Btu at 35 degrees and 24,000 Btu at -20 degrees. Circle 354 on Reader Action Card Or go to www.hdt.hotresponse.com East Manufacturing E ast Manufacturing launched a new aluminum drop-deck beavertail trailer with a level deck ramp system for robust heavy-duty applica- tions. It offers a structural load rating of 80,000 and 60,000 pounds in a 10-foot area. The beavertail allows easy loading over the trailer's rear and otherwise performs like East's aluminum drop-deck trailer. The company says the strength of the drop deck trailer is the dual-T extruded main beam and exclusive crossmember design, which increases durability and balances load stress evenly for long life and low maintenance. The T-beams are of 6061-T6 aluminum alloy and are welded, not bolted. Seamless tubed crossmembers are more twist resistant in a turn than conventional C-shaped and I-beam cross members, the company says. The trailer is rated at 23,000-pounds per axle. The ramp section folds up to become part of the usable deck surface, and decks are available in all aluminum or wood. The trailer comes standard with a Hendrickson HT250US air-ride suspension. East also offers load scales for accurate weighing of payload when it's put aboard. Hendrickson's Tiremaax Pro automatic tire inflation system is an option. Alcoa 17.5-inch aluminum wheels are standard, as is Jost International's AX150 Alumilight Series landing gear. The beavertail's hollow-core side rail design, Securelight, provides a conduit for wiring to be fully enclosed, and is standard with LED PC- rated surface-mounted lights. The fully sealed rear panel is said to be water-resistant. Recessed grooves protect conspicuity tape and rubber dock blocks, and a heavy-wall bumper provides added protection. East also introduced an all-aluminum flatbed trailer with a narrow-

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