July 29, 2019

Providing Value, Real Advantages to Customers


Mckinney Trailer Rentals Partners with Thermo King

Longtime Thermo King customer Mckinney Trailer Rentals, has relied on Thermo King’s quality products and service for nearly 20 years to provide dependable trailer refrigeration performance to its customers. As a growing regional rental and leasing company, Mckinney delivers genuine value to customers by offering state of the art equipment and technology. The company’s recent purchase of 56 new Thermo King Precedent™ S-600 trailer units with TracKing™ telematics and SVC Thermo Gard™ Assurance are the most recent example of Mckinney’s commitment to state of the art technology and equipment for their customers.

“To stay competitive in the transportation industry, we strive to provide the products and technology that will help protect our customers from costly repair expenses and damaging downtime,” said Casey Sherman, Operations Manager, Mckinney Trailer Rentals. “Thermo King’s new Precedent technology is incredible, setting a new standard in transport refrigeration. The TracKing telematics system gives our customers more flexibility in this very competitive and cost sensitive business.  It will allow real-time monitoring of the trailer and refrigeration unit sparing our customers the inconvenience of manually tracking their units. The Thermo Gard Assurance maintenance package is a worry free solution for Mckinney. Basically, a fixed rate covers us nationwide for anything the unit may need – whether it is preventive maintenance or a repair. We are covered by any Thermo King dealer at any time.”

Mckinney Trailer Rentals, which operates 13 locations in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, and Texas, will take delivery of the new units mounted on 53-foot Utility trailers, in mid-May.


The Precedent units are equipped with a SmartPower™ electric stand-by prep package. “This is a huge advantage for our company as it doubles our options and allows our customers more flexibility. Because we operate throughout the West Coast and Texas, we have many customers doing business in California.  The ability to run off shore power is an important and beneficial feature to offer to Mckinney customers,” said Sherman.

The Precedent S-600 is a greater-than-25 horsepower single temperature unit with an evergreen engine for use in California. Part of Thermo King’s new Precedent trailer platform, the S-600 is designed to be fully compliant with the new EPA Tier IV final regulations, while delivering double-digit fuel savings through an all-new diesel-direct electric architecture.


TracKing is a web-based asset management system which provides the ability to remotely monitor and track un-tethered refrigerated units in a fleet. “The addition of TracKing allows us to provide an extra feature to our customers not available by most leasing companies,” said Sherman. “Real-time monitoring offers customers the assurance that their product is safe and quality is maintained throughout a trip. It also allows us to be proactive in maintenance schedules and more efficient in billing cycles. We can download all data on unit performance and run times quickly and easily.”

Thermo Gard Platinum Assurance

A Thermo Gard Silver (centralized billing) customer for nearly 10 years, Mckinney Trailer Rentals decided to upgrade to the Platinum Premier program. Thermo King’s SVC Platinum Premier is an extended warranty program that goes beyond the standard product warranty policy. It provides certified Thermo King service across North America, accurate cost projections, genuine Thermo King parts, coverage for all major components, increased unit uptime, no-hassle claims processing, convenience and no worries.

“We are excited about the Thermo Gard Platinum Premier Assurance package because it gives us a fixed maintenance cost to operate our business from … there will be no surprises,” explained Sherman.” It was the perfect time to move to the Platinum Premier package because of the new technology Precedent is bringing to our fleet. We do not have to invest in training technicians or parts inventory. We can leave the service and maintenance to the professionals at Thermo King. We know that the units will be serviced properly and on schedule. We also know any issues will be taken care of quickly. It really is the ultimate assurance for Mckinney and our customers.”

Mckinney Trailer Rentals has been the number one choice for excellent service and quality equipment to the transportation industry across the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years. Thermo King Northwest is Mckinney’s local Thermo King dealer.

“We appreciate Mckinney Trailer’s business and partnership,” said Brandon Pugh, Thermo King Northwest owner. “They are a company focused on prompt and value-added service. When it comes to the reefer side of their business, they depend on Thermo King products and services to deliver … We are proud to partner with them and of their belief in Thermo King.”

More information on the Precedent trailer unit platform, TracKing telematics system and SVC Thermo Gard Assurance programs can be found at

Learn more about Mckinney Trailer Rentals at

Customer: Mckinney Trailer Rentals |

Dealer: Thermo King Northwest |