Thermo King Units for Cargo Rail and Intermodal

Thermo King offers a complete range of custom-configurable temperature control solutions for cargo rail and intermodal applications.

Precedent® C-600RR

The Precedent C-600RR is part of the rail-ready refrigeration platform that delivers double-digit...

Precedent® S-700RR

The S-700RR brings deep-frozen capability and CARB Evergreen compliance to the Precedent rail-ready...

Precedent® S-600RR

The Precedent S-600RR brings CARB Evergreen compliance and outstanding durability and performance...


With a standard Domestic Refrigerated Container (DRC), your capacity is typically limited to 14...


How to reduce risk in the food transportation industry

Take action to mitigate risk in your cold chain by adopting the following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

If food is improperly handled, there is risk of temperature excursions, which can negatively impact public health, reduce product shelf life, or lead to rejected loads. Not only will any of these situations increase your operating costs, but they will negatively impact your reputation within the industry.

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Trailer on Flat Car (TOFC) and Intermodal

Our TOFC package for Precedent includes a Severe Duty Filtration package and a 65 Amp alternator. Heat King is also available for TOFC applications.

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Domestic Refrigerated Container (DRC)

Choose from several Precedent models as well as the slimline SLXi-DRC and the Heat King.

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Steel Wheeled Refrigerated (RBC)

For RBC applications, we offer the Precedent C-600RR, S-600RR and S-700RR units to suit the particular needs of your business.

“Protecting our customers’ cargo while delivering a high caliber service product has always been our priority ... when we had the opportunity to add to our fleet in 2018, Thermo King’s Precedent S-600RR was a no-brainer.”

Christopher Brach

Vice President of Operations Radiant Clipper

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e-Rail Safe Certified Dealers

e-Rail Safe certification is required to enter rail yards and facilities across the United States. Without this certification, access to rail yards can be denied, causing major problems for your business. If technicians cannot enter the yard, loads can be lost to unit shutdowns, costing you money and customer loyalty. Thermo King dealers are e-Rail Safe certified, allowing them to access all rail yards nationwide.

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Lower Operating Costs

The following features will help you realize reduced operating costs, every day you run: SR-4 Controller with OptiSet® Plus helps ensure correct parameters are set for every load, quickly and easily; EMI extended maintenance interval means longer intervals between service; low fuel warning helps prevent costly out-of-fuel shutdowns; and scheduled maintenance reminder to keep unit running at peak efficiency.

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ConnectedSuite™ Telematics

Every Precedent rail refrigeration unit comes Connected from the factory powered by TracKing, making it easier for fleets to monitor and analyze their refrigerated fleet operations. Fleets can save time and money on installation and choose to enable TracKing remotely, gain access to data, and focus on their business without having to take their assets out of service.

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