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Mckinney Trailer Expands Fleet Capabilities with Thermo King Solutions that Enable Real-Time Fleet Monitoring

Company Selects 56 Precedent Trailer Refrigeration Units with Tracking™ Telematics and SVC Thermo Gard Assurance


Bloomington, Minn., Sept. 24, 2013 – Mckinney Trailer Rentals, a regional rental and leasing company based in Pico Rivera, California, now offers its customers state-of-the-art transport refrigeration units (TRUs) and real-time fleet management capabilities with 56 new Thermo King Precedent™ units and Tracking™ Telematics solutions. Thermo King is a manufacturer of transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.


The Thermo Gard™ Assurance program, also selected by Mckinney Trailer Rentals, helps ensure that all new systems continue to run at top performance while offering a fixed-rate maintenance cost. Mckinney Trailer Rentals operates 12 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Texas.


“These solutions enable us to ensure that we provide Mckinney customers with high-quality, precisely controlled cargo transport,” said Casey Sherman, operations manager for Mckinney Trailer Rentals. “The TracKing Telematics system gives our customers more flexibility, and real-time monitoring spares our customers the inconvenience of manually tracking their units.”


Sherman added that the Thermo Gard Assurance program also gives them peace of mind that they can keep all systems running optimally, at a fixed cost, rather than be surprised by unexpected maintenance expenses.


The Precedent S-600 unit selected by Mckinney Trailer Rental is a greater-than-25 horsepower single temperature unit which is considered Ultra-Low-Emission In-Use Performance Standard (ULETRU) by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).


Part of the new Thermo King Precedent trailer platform, the S-600 is designed to be fully compliant with the new Environmental Protection Agency Tier IV final regulations, while delivering double-digit fuel savings through an all-new diesel-direct electric architecture. A cutting-edge fuel injection system makes the Precedent S-series engine run cleaner and eliminates the need for an expensive, high maintenance after-treatment system like a diesel particulate filter.


The Precedent platform features a new Diesel Direct Electric architecture to deliver optimum efficiencies, temperature control and double-digit fuel savings across real-world applications. The Precedent units are also equipped with a SmartPower™ electric stand-by prep package which enables customers to run off battery or shore power, increasing flexibility.


TracKing is a web-based asset management system which provides the ability to remotely monitor and track refrigerated trailers in a fleet. This solution provides real-time temperature and location monitoring which gives customers the assurance that their cargo is safe and quality is maintained throughout a trip. TracKing also allows Mckinney Trailer to be more efficient and effectively manage maintenance and billing cycles because they can download all data on unit performance and run times quickly and easily.


A Thermo Gard Silver (centralized billing) customer for nearly 10 years, Mckinney Trailer Rentals decided to upgrade to the Platinum Premier program. The Thermo King SVC Platinum Premier is an extended warranty program that goes beyond the standard product warranty policy. This program provides certified Thermo King service across North America, accurate cost projections, genuine Thermo King parts, coverage for all major components, increased unit uptime, simplified claims processing and increased convenience.


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About Mckinney Trailer Rentals

Mckinney Trailer Rentals, headquartered in Pico Rivera, California, is a leading regional provider of equipment rentals and leases in the Western United States and Texas. Mckinney has been supplying the West Coast with quality equipment and service for over 40 years. With 12 locations, the company offers an extensive fleet of dry vans, refrigerated trailers, flatbeds, curtain vans, chassis’ and storage trailers. For more information, visit or call 800-355-4973.



Thermo King Celebrates 75 Years

Since 1938, Thermo King has been at the forefront of the transport refrigeration industry providing temperature control systems that enable users throughout the world to lower energy, fuel, and operating costs while providing temperature stability. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Thermo King offers a wide range of temperature control systems for vehicles of all sizes, from small vans to large trailers, as well as airborne and ocean-going containers. In addition Thermo King provides heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment for passenger buses and railcars.



About Ingersoll Rand and Thermo King

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®,Schlage®,Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Thermo King manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or


Thermo King Corporation, a business unit of diversified industrial firm Ingersoll Rand Company Limited, was founded in 1938 and manufactures transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and railway cars. The company operates 10 manufacturing facilities and 17 parts distribution centers worldwide. Sales and service is provided by a global dealer network of 865 independently owned companies in 75 countries.


Joan Schimml, Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
Joan Schimml