Are you a refrigerated or frozen food shipper?
If so, you understand just how important it is that your cargo arrives at its destination the perfect temperature. Taste, texture, and safety are all considerations when shipping frozen or refrigerated freight. Your temperature-sensitive freight is going to need a reefer!
What is a reefer?
Basically--a reefer is a big refrigerator on wheels! Seriously--reefers have the capacity to keep cargo at required temperatures--frozen, chilled, or cool!
Reefers differ from dry vans in that they are often equipped with a refrigeration unit attached to the front of the trailer. You can see the refrigeration unit between the trailer and the tractor.
Reefers are used to transport freight that must maintain a certain temperature. In fact, refrigerated trucks can hold temperatures steady from 55 ℉ to -20 ℉°.
Reefers are extremely versatile and are used to transport a variety of items. It’s no secret that you’d need a cold truck to transport food items like frozen seafood and frozen baked goods, as well as, perishable goods such as fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and dairy products. But reefers are also used to transport a variety of non-food items like flowers, film, pharmaceuticals, fine art, and cosmetics!
Like dry vans, reefers can hold up to 45,000 pounds of freight and have maximum length of 53 ft, a maximum width 8.2 ft, and a maximum height of 8 ft.
Did You Know?
- The first mechanically operated refrigerated trucks entered the transportation scene via the ice cream industry in 1925.
- The first automated cooling system for trucks was designed by a guy named Fred Jones in 1939.
- Reefers haul nearly 90% of food eaten in the United States.
- Electronics like computers, televisions, and phones are often transported on reefer trucks.
When Do You Need a Reefer?
If temperature-control is necessary, it’s likely you need a reefer. And you’re in luck when you partner with Pyramid Transport.
A licensed Third Party Logistics (3PL) provider, Pyramid Transport is a leader in the transportation of refrigerated/frozen LTL and Full Truckload shipments. With 25 years of experience in the business, we work with the best temperature-control carriers in the business, and that’s good news for you!
You need a partner you can trust! You need Pyramid Transport!