Reefer transport sector experiences consolidations

Reefer transport sector experiences consolidations

BY KEITH NORBURY About six months after Toronto-based XTL Transport Inc. bought the refrigeration assets of Quebec City’s Transport Savoie, the new owner is happy with its acquisition. “We’re pleased with the early results and have identified many growth opportunities...
Solar-powered reefers promise to replace  diesel units

Solar-powered reefers promise to replace diesel units

BY KEITH NORBURY The sun is rising on innovations to power reefer units on Class 8 truck trailers through solar energy. Solar panels have become prevalent on reefer trailers in recent years to provide auxiliary power for “parasitic loads” like telematics and liftgates...
COVID-19 vaccine transport challenges confronted

COVID-19 vaccine transport challenges confronted

BY KEITH NORBURY A year ago, though, as those vaccines were winding their way through the Health Canada approval process, the Canadian government appeared to have given little thought to how to transport those vaccines to their destinations. For example, the federal...