For Carrier Transicold, Athens, GA, sales of units for multi-temp transportation are going up year after year, according to Mike Murdock the company's trailer product manager. Almost 20 percent of all truck refrigeration units and evaporators currently sold by the company are going into multi-temp trailers.
"With multi-temp, companies are able to optimize requirements for different food types. It's driven by customer demand for quality," he says.
And, as multi-temp grows, customers are also looking for the flexibility that track, ceiling-mounted bulkheads bring. "They give customers flexibility on how they arrange the compartments. They're going with more flexible bulkheads because one day they may need 50 percent deep frozen and one day they may need more chilled," Murdock notes.
As for Brakebush's Marshall, he couldn't be happier. He plans to keep outfitting more trailers with the ceiling-mounted track bulkheads whenever he can. "We just love them. They've been very successful for us," Marshall says. "Over the course of a year, the savings can really add up."