May 20, 2024

Thermo King Showcases Sustainable Cold Chain Solutions at ACT Expo 2024

Thermo King Showcases Sustainable Cold Chain Solutions at ACT Expo 2024

Thermo King continues to drive the transition to cleaner, more efficient cold chain operations with portfolio of electric, hybrid and connected solutions on display for the commercial vehicle market

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- May 20, 2024 – Thermo King, a leader in sustainable transport temperature control solutions, today announced its plans for Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, May 20-23, in Las Vegas.

A strategic brand of global climate innovator Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), Thermo King has long set the standard for shaping the future of temperature-controlled transport. At ACT Expo, Thermo King will demonstrate how the company continues to transform the way fleet owners and operators manage their fleets by offering smart, sustainable temperature control solutions throughout the cold chain.

“As a proven leader in temperature control solutions, Thermo King is committed to driving innovation and sustainability in the industry,” stated Chris Tanaka, vice president of product management for Thermo King Americas. “By offering solutions that meet the diverse needs of our customers at every stage of their sustainability journeys, we aim to transform fleet operations. We invite ACT Expo attendees to stop by and learn how our products can help them transition to electric, digitally enabled solutions, now or in the future.”

Thermo King's offerings that minimize environmental impact range from high-efficiency and low-emissions diesel options to all-electric transport refrigeration units (TRUs) and auxiliary power units (APUs). Following the success of electric, truck-mounted TRUs including the e200, e300 and e1000, the evolve™ family of products continues to grow with the testing of single- and multi-temp hybrid-electric refrigerated trailers. Preliminary trials run over the course of 2,000 hours and 40,000 miles with over 400 deliveries demonstrate significant progress in reducing carbon emissions and fuel consumption, with results indicating that the use of the TRUs saved approximately 1,300 gallons of fuel and eliminated over 34,000 pounds of CO2 emissions.[1][2]

Onsite, attendees will have the opportunity to speak with Thermo King experts on the latest innovations from its expanding portfolio including:

  • e200: all-electric TRU for Class 1-4 trucks and vans
  • e300: all-electric TRU for Class 2-4 trucks
  • e1000: all-electric TRU for Class 5-7 trucks
  • TriPac Envidia®: all-electric APU with industry-leading power at 8,000 British Thermal Units per hour (BTUh)
  • Precedent® S-750i: hybrid diesel-electric TRU for trailers
  • TracKing® telematics: real-time data and insights to optimize performance and enhance efficiency, now standard on new Thermo King trailer, large truck and diesel APU units
  • TracKing® Pro telematics: premium digital offering for Thermo King rail, trailer and large truck units to help customers exceed their operational and decarbonization goals

Additionally, Thermo King will offer a glimpse into two upcoming multi-temp product launches. These include the e1000M, a multi-temp, all-electric TRU for Class 5-7 trucks slated for launch later this year, and the Precedent S-750M, a hybrid-electric TRU which will allow for temperature-controlled trailers to haul multi-temp loads, slated to launch in 2025.

Preeti Subramanian, senior truck product manager for Thermo King, will also be featured on a panel called “Thinking Outside the Cab: Innovative Ways to Lower Emissions – eTRU Technology and Real-World Applications” on Monday, May 20, at 10:15 a.m. PT. Subramanian will highlight progress toward truck reefer decarbonization through insights from e1000 customer field trials. For more information on ACT Expo’s 2024 speaker lineup, visit

In addition to highlighting its full lineup of sustainable temperature control solutions in the Thermo King booth (#3431), Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. and Range Energy will have Thermo King products integrated into their respective booths:

  • Range Energy will feature a refrigerated Precedent S-610DE integrated with Range’s electric powered trailer platform in booth #931. This follows the recent joint announcement to collaborate on advancing the commercialization of electric refrigerated trailers.
  • Isuzu will showcase an e300 integration on an all-electric Isuzu NRR electric vehicle (EV), demonstrating a zero-emission box truck solution for the commercial trucking industry, in booth #3570.

“We recognize the power of collaboration for driving industry progress,” continued Tanaka. “Strategic collaborations, such as our partnerships with Isuzu Commercial Truck of America and Range Energy, underscore our commitment to providing our joint customers with cutting-edge technology that align with OEM developments and propel net zero-emission transportation forward.”

For more information on Thermo King’s electric transport solutions, click here. For more on Thermo King’s connected offerings, click here.

At ACT Expo, Isuzu will showcase Thermo King's e300 transport refrigeration unit on an Isuzu NRR electric vehicle, demonstrating a zero-emission box truck.

At ACT Expo, Isuzu will showcase Thermo King's e300 electric transport refrigeration unit on an Isuzu NRR electric vehicle, demonstrating a zero-emission box truck.

About Thermo King

Thermo King – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – is a worldwide leader in sustainable transport climate control solutions. Thermo King has been providing transport temperature control solutions for a variety of applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, air, shipboard containers and railway cars since 1938. For more information, visit or

About Isuzu Trucks

Isuzu commercial trucks have been the best-selling low cab forward trucks in America every year since 1986.  Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Inc. is the distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles in the United States and is a subsidiary of Isuzu Motors Limited, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty trucks.

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About Range Energy

Range Energy (Range) accelerates the electrification of commercial transportation via powered trailers for the heavy-duty truck market. With a solution that can easily hook up to any tow vehicle, Range’s powered trailers offer off-road mobile power, and can rapidly ease the transition to electrification and meet its commercial partners' immediate needs and long-term ambitions. Range was founded in 2021 and is led by a team with deep EV industry expertise from Tesla, Zoox, Honda, and more. The company is backed by leading investors including Trousdale Ventures, UP Partners, R7, Yamaha Motor Ventures, and more. For more information, visit

[1] Fuel saved assuming 0.7 gallons of diesel per hour of runtime

[2] CO2 calculations done assuming 24.4 lbs of CO2 per gallon of diesel used

Thermo King Media Contact

Jeremy Ertl, broadhead