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Reefer is the common trucking term for a refrigerated truck. They are essential for products that need to be kept cold, such as fresh produce, beverages, and sensitive electronics that cannot be exposed to high heat. The cab and the unit is usually a standard trailer and cab, but the trailer is specially designed to haul perishable goods. There are many different types of reefer trailers available.

First off, some trailers are considered cooling vans. They are insulated and vented but do not have an active cooling system. To be considered a reefer, they must include an active cooling or refrigeration system. In some cases, reefer can be designed to provide warming of cargo, but this is much less common than using them for refrigeration. One circumstance where a reefer truck is used for warming is in the transport of live plant or animal material during cooler months.

Several different systems are available for powering the cooling system of a reefer truck. You can find diesel power generators and cryogenic cooling systems. The cooling system in a reefer truck is similar to a standard refrigerator. It consists of a compressor, condenser, and evaporator. It is a closed system that works by circulating the refrigerant throughout the various components of the system. The cooling is provided by the evaporation and the refrigerant, which is then recirculated back through the system to the compressor, and the cycle starts all over again. It is a large refrigerator on wheels.

A reefer truck is a more complex system than a standard trailer. Most are 53-feet long, but they are available in other sizes, too.

They usually consist of the reefer unit, an insulated box, an air chute, air ride suspension, and an automatic tire inflation system. One thing that sets a reefer track apart from a dry van trailer is that for the unit to work properly, everything requires fuel. This means a higher cost of operation for the driver and the company.

Most reefer trucks carry about 50 gallons of fuel, which can last about four to five days, but this can vary with outdoor temperatures, the size of the load, and other factors. You can find units that vary from negative 85 degrees Fahrenheit to up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. They are an excellent choice for long-distance transport of perishable goods that include frozen meats, fresh produce, and other items where you need to maintain a specific temperature range.

Of course, because the fuel costs are more expensive on a reefer truck, they are also more expensive to hire. Sometimes, this is necessary to make sure that the products are sellable once they reach their destination. One thing that you need to consider is that if you need to ship frozen foods, the food must always already be frozen before loading it onto the truck. The truck does not have the capability of taking an unfrozen product and freezing it, but it can maintain frozen foods if they are already frozen.

If you need to ship temperature-sensitive products, Maridum has a range of reefer trucks available to meet your needs. Simply give us a call, and we can find one of our trusted owner operators to get your goods on the road to their destination quickly and safely.

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