Baldwin Distribution signs deal with Thermo King

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Baldwin Distribution announced it is installing Thermo King TriPac auxilary heating and cooling systems in its trucks. “We have begun installing the TriPacs in our 2007 Volvo VN780 and Freightliner Coronados,” says Dudley Baldwin, president and chief executive officer of the Amarillo, Texas-based company. “By summer, we plan to have the TriPac installed in the 2006 models.”

According to Baldwin, driver comfort and fuel savings played a big role in the decision to install the Thermo King equipment. “It will save fuel and comply with anti-idling laws, especially in California where we deliver,” he says. “It’s quiet and runs all of their auxiliary equipment. For those drivers in our lease-purchase program, this is another way Baldwin Distribution helps to ensure they are successful.”

For its lease-purchase program, Baldwin has new trucks available, including ’05 and ’06 Volvo VN780s, ’06 Freightliner Columbias and ’07 Volvo VN780s and Freightliner Coronados. Baldwin, with 115 tractors and 185 refrigerated trailers, operates in 48 states.