MINNEAPOLIS, October 3, 2023 —Thermo King, a leader in sustainable transport temperature control solutions and a strategic brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), announces that telematics hardware bundled with a two-year TracKing® telematics service subscription will be standard on Thermo King APU, trailer, and large truck products beginning January 1, 2024.
“Thermo King innovation is driven to help our customers deliver freshness, keep loads safe and optimize fleet performance. Providing data with actionable insights for fleet operators is a vital component to moving the industry forward and enhancing the customer experience,” said Chris Tanaka, vice president of product management for Thermo King Americas. “To make this easier for customers, we are putting the data they need at their fingertips – automatically – with qualifying new unit purchases.”
Thermo King has been integrating TracKing telematics hardware into its Precedent® trailer units since 2018 and its T-90 large truck series of units since 2020. In addition, the 3rd Generation TriPac® APU introduced earlier this year became the first APU to offer telematics as an option. Beginning in 2024, all Thermo King APU, trailer (over the road and rail) and large truck products will not only come standard with the hardware but also a two-year service subscription.
Meaningful fleet data allows customers to optimize fleet efficiencies while helping managers and operators maximize the energy potential of its refrigerated transport solutions. This supports load integrity to prevent food loss throughout the cold chain, protect assets, and more.
Tanaka further explained, “We have long understood the benefits connectivity provides customers and the impact it plays in creating more sustainable fleets and ultimately, a more sustainable world. Our decision to make the service standard is an investment aligned with our Sustainability Commitments and our pledge to help customers meet their company goals and regulatory requirements.”
The many benefits of TracKing telematics include:
By leveraging advancements in transport refrigeration unit technologies, refrigerated fleet managers can reduce carbon emissions while assuring adequate cargo cooling. Discover Thermo King TRU solutions today!