CIMC, Direct Chassis introduce 53-foot reefer

The new CIMC R8000 refrigerated trailer is produced jointly by CIMC and Direct Chassis, a CIMC company and sister company to Vanguard National Trailer. A new organizational structure for the company will place CIMC Master Dealers as the “flagship” group representing all CIMC equipment, including the new R8000 reefer, Vanguard freight trailers, flatbeds and container chassis manufactured by Direct Chassis.

CIMC designed the R8000 to withstand the rigors of the North American trucking market with exacting fit-and-finish specifications and an advanced foaming process that provides both thermal integrity and durability. The company says the reefer weighs slightly less than 13,000 pounds, although it can be spec’d with optional weight-saving components. The reefers are made in China and assembled in the United States and can be configured in a variety of ways to meet a wide range of applications and specific cargo requirements, according to the company.