Refrigerated transport: truckers’ Delight

North American truckers are set to upgrade their equipment in line with new regulations and due to strong consumer demands for better food safety. The FDA's hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) system decrees that shippers and consignees of meat, poultry and seafood must provide details and documents of their food handling and processing. This is according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan, who forecast the refrigerated truck industry in North America will reach USD 6.30 billion in revenue in 2011 from USD 1.68 billion in 2004 as "more fleets are purchasing new refrigerated vehicles, which are built with controls and monitoring devices to offer better temperature management.