The Road Ahead: Air-Conditioned Cabins for Trucks in India

October 26, 2023 in News

The transport sector has always been the lifeline of a nation’s economy, ensuring the smooth and efficient movement of goods. In India, the very drivers who ensure this seamless operation have for years braved extreme heat and challenging working conditions. Recognizing this, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has ushered in a policy change that promises a leap in the quality of life for truck drivers.

According to a draft notification issued by MoRTH, starting from 1st January 2025, all newly manufactured motor vehicles falling under categories N2 and N3 are mandated to come fitted with air-conditioning systems in their cabins. To give a quick overview, the N2 category refers to motor vehicles used for transporting goods with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) that lies between 3.5 tons and 12 tons, while the N3 category pertains to those vehicles with a GVW exceeding 12 tons. This move has been championed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who has consistently emphasized the critical role that truck drivers play, not just in the transport sector, but also in ensuring road safety.

With this new policy on the horizon, the demand for efficient air-conditioning systems in the truck segment is set to witness an exponential rise. TCCI India is prepared to meet demand in the emerging market with its innovative locally-manufactured Wobble plate compressor. The made-in-India 7 & 5H compressor is not only technologically superior but also fits the requirements of the N2 and N3 category trucks.

Even before this policy change, TCCI India has been an active participant in revolutionizing the Indian truck segment. With its 7H compressor, TCCI India caters to the needs of numerous truck and off road operators across the country. Known for its durability and performance, the 7H compressor has carved a niche for itself, becoming synonymous with durability and performance. TCCI’s established presence in the Indian market positions the company at a strategic vantage point.

In their mission as a world leader in compressor technology, TCCI is constantly pushing the envelope with technologies, products and processes that will create a more sustainable transportation industry. With the projected multiple fold increase of the Indian mobile AC market in the next five years, TCCI has announced a new 92,000 square feet (8,547 square meters) facility in Noida, India. “The consolidation and relocation of our former facility provides state-of-the-art office space and capacity enhancement as we expand our global footprint and continue to invest in innovation,” said Deepak Upreti, Director of TCCI India Operations.

As India steers towards ensuring better working conditions for its truck drivers, it is the collaboration of policy changes and industry pioneers like TCCI India that will shape the future. Here’s to a cooler, more comfortable journey ahead.

Air-Conditioned Cabins for Trucks in India


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