Thermo King cuts prices, sponsors Arrow’s ‘Back on the Road’

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Thermo King Corp. announced Thursday, March 5, that it has lowered prices on more than 160 key aftermarket parts for Thermo King refrigeration units and TriPac auxiliary power units. The company also has donated a TriPac APU system as part of its sponsorship of the Arrow Truck Sales Back on the Road 2009 campaign, presented by Volvo Trucks North America.

Thermo King says the price reductions average just more than 12 percent, with some reductions of up to 50 percent; parts include everything from compressor parts (22 percent reductions) to engine parts (24 percent reductions).

“We at Thermo King understand that budgets are tight for our customers, so we want to do everything we can to help out,” says Gary Lemon, vice president of global aftermarket for Minneapolis-based Thermo King. “We’re committed, as the industry leader, to not only making sure our aftermarket parts are the best available, but that our pricing reflects current economic realities.”

In addition to reducing prices on parts, Thermo King says it offers other cost-saving options for aftermarket customers; the X-430 remanufactured compressors deliver new performance at remanufactured prices, and the soon-to-be-introduced remanufactured alternators offer significant savings to customers looking to cut costs while maintaining reliability.

Back on the Road, now in its second year, is an initiative designed to benefit a deserving trucker in need of a truck and a job. Joining the 2009 campaign is country music star Aaron Tippin who has dedicated his new album, In Overdrive, to truckers.

Beginning last November, Arrow solicited stories from truckers across the nation who lost their truck and their livelihood through unfortunate circumstances beyond their control; about 150 nominations were received. The trucker whose story is selected will receive a 2006 Volvo VNL 670 courtesy of VTNA, a one-year work agreement with Heartland Express, and other services and products, including the Thermo King TriPac APU system.

“We are happy to participate in this great program and help a deserving trucker get ‘back on the road,” says Tom Kampf, TriPac product manager. “In these tough economic times, it’s nice to be part of an industry story that has a happy ending.”