There are many important things to have and to remember when hauling temperature sensitive content long distance. One of those things is your carrier reefer, a device designed to keep refrigerated trailers at a cold temperature. Whether you buy a reefer unit new or used, having one is still important to maximize your driving efficiency and minimize any losses of product you may accumulate. Here are some quick, important facts about your carrier reefer and heavy hauling.
One: over five hundred thousand reefer trailers are currently being used across the United States.
Two: On average, wholesale reefer units can be anywhere between 28 and 53 feet in length. However, they will never be more than thirteen and a half feet in height.
Three: A reefer trailer can only carry up to forty four thousand pounds.
Four: A new reefer trailer is not cheap; in fact, the global refrigerated carrier reefer market is expected to reach a market value of $7,658 billion by 2022, and also to grow at a CAGR of 4.8% by that time. It is expected that it will increase by two billion dollars every year.
Over forty thousand refrigerated trailers were purchased in the United States in January of this year alone, according to the FTR Transportation Intelligence. In fact, that is a 250% increase in reefer units wholesale sales from January of last year.
The temperature of a refrigerated trailer can range from twenty degrees below zero to seventy degrees Fahrenheit.
If you are a freight hauler specializing in grocery, medical and health supplies, or anything else that is temperature sensitive, then you would do very well by upgrading your reefer unit to the best possible unit available. You can purchase reefer units from wholesale dealers, auction sites, or straight from the manufacturer. Some of the most popular brands include Kolpak, Amerikooler, and Thermo King. Prices can range anywhere from seven thousand dollars all the way up to fifteen thousand dollars, depending on the brand, size, and whether or not the unit is used. Make a great investment in your heavy hauling business today by ensuring that your temperature sensitive product will make it to their destination safely and sanitarily, by investing in a new reefer unit.
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