KLLM Adds 1,400 Carrier Transicold Refrigeration Units with eSolutions Telematics and Solar Charging Systems
The eSolutions™ telematics platform is being adopted by KLLM Transport services through its latest addition of 1,400 new Utility trailers refrigerated by Carrier Transicold units. A Top-3 refrigerated carrier headquartered in Richland, Mississippi, KLLM is adding the technologically enhanced trailers as part of fleet modernization and expansion.
“As a premier service provider, with more than 6,000 refrigerated trailers and domestic intermodal containers serving 48 states and Mexico, it is vital that we continuously renew our fleet,” said Jim Richards, president of KLLM. “This latest investment helps us keep our fleet new and modern for improved service, less downtime and to provide our customers with the advantage of the most current technology.”
The new Carrier Transicold systems include 1,325 X4™ 7500 single-temperature trailer refrigeration units to be deployed by KLLM, and 75 Vector™ 8600MT multi-temperature units to be used by KLLM’s Dallas-based Frozen Foods Express (FFE) business. All refrigeration systems are being installed on 53-foot Utility 3000R insulated trailers by Carrier Transicold and Utility Trailer dealer Southern States Utility Trailer Sales Inc., also located in Richland.
In addition to supplying critical data, such as temperatures, location and movement, KLLM’s Monitor & Enhanced Control service plan enables two-way control, wireless data downloads and software updates, as well as analytic and diagnostic information about its refrigeration units.
“The fact that the eSolutions system is integrated with the Carrier Transicold units is very important to us,” Richards said. “It will give us new abilities to download data and upgrade over the air, including our IntelliSet™ profiles – something we are certainly excited about.”
Carrier’s high-performance TRU-Mount solar charging system helps maintain the charge of the refrigeration unit battery, which supports the eSolutions telematics system, even when the refrigeration unit is off.