Industry Updates

R-452A is a next-generation, lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant.

Posted on April 20, 2018

USA: Transport refrigeration firm Thermo King has announced it is to offer trailers and trucks using lower GWP refrigerant R452A in North America.

FSMA Update – FDA Launches New FSMA

Posted on January 30, 2018

Produce Safety Rule Web pages to Provide Information on the Food Safety Modernization Act. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today launched a new FSMA landing page on FDA.gov to help stakeholders more easily access information and resources to help them comply the rules.

FSMA Regulation Update

Posted on February 27, 2017

The final rule’s compliance date is April 6, 2017 for large shippers and carriers and a year later for smaller operators.

EPA Tier IV Final Emissions Regulations

Posted on June 3, 2015

On May 11, 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the final rule introducing Tier IV emission standards, which phased-in over the period of 2008-2015. The Tier IV standards requires that emissions of PM be reduced by approximately 90% and NOx by approximately 37%.

January 1, 2013 was the effective compliance date for the Tier IV Final emissions standard. To meet the new standard, transport refrigeration unit
(TRU) diesel engines required advanced emission-control technologies similar to those found on current truck and tractor engines.

EPA Regulations Chart