Carrier Transicold offers
2010 engines for TRUs
a couple months early
Oct 14, 2009 9:55 AM
Those who purchase Carrier Transicold truck and trailer refrigeration units between now and the end of 2009 will get a welcome bonus: additional engine compliance life under California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations.
Working closely within parameters of US Environmental Protection Agency and CARB requirements, Carrier Transicold accelerated the introduction of 2010 model year engines in most of its transport refrigeration units (TRUs). This includes the models 2500A, 2100A, and 2100 from the X2 Series trailer units, as well as all Supra truck units.
“Fleets and operators do not have to wait until 2010 to take advantage of a 2010 model year unit,” said David Kiefer, director of marketing and product management. “This early phase-in allows them to get newer model year units now. For those who operate in California, this can provide additional compliance life for their TRUs.
“CARB’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) generally allows a TRU to have a seven-year engine life before an owner must either replace or upgrade the TRU,” Kiefer said. “The seven-year engine clock starts based on either the manufacture year of the TRU or the emissions model year of the TRU engine, depending on which is most advantageous to the TRU owner.”
A TRU manufactured in 2009 with a 2009 model year engine is considered a 2009 model year TRU and may be operated in California until the end of 2016. However, a TRU manufactured in 2009 with a 2010 model year engine is considered a 2010 model year TRU and may be operated through the end of 2017. This effectively allows an extra year of operation before requiring additional attention under the ATCM for TRUs.
“A customer who buys a Carrier Transicold unit with a 2010 engine and puts it into service in 2009 actually gets more than eight years of service out of that unit without any additional compliance action,” said Kiefer.
For more information, visit www.trucktrailer.carrier.com.Find more news related to the California Air Resource Board and 2010 Emissions, including Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) rules, air pollution regulations, engine emissions requirements and other topics that affect the refrigerated trucking industry, visit these sections—California CARB & 2010 Emissions.
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