Transportation refrigeration units are reaching heights of sophistication that rival the modern tractors that pull them across the highway. Earlier this year, Boreas Nitrogen Cooling Systems unveiled a system that uses a liquid nitrogen spray to cool the cargo. When the liquid nitrogen mixes with the warmer air, it converts into a cold gas. “The reduction of mechanical parts from diesel-electric hybrid units [have also] significantly improved the sound quality,” Kiefer adds.
Did You Know?
Trucks continue to be the main mode of transportation for freight in the U.S. In 2013 alone, trucks were responsible for moving 14,547 million tons worth of cargo — equivalent to 73 percent of all cargo weight moved that year!
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