Refrigerated box trucks, or reefer trailers, are used all across the nation to transport a variety of temperature-sensitive products and produce. In fact, refrigerated trucks ship over 90% of U.S. food.
As is the case with other vehicles capable of corrosion and degradation, reefer units need to be well-maintained or else they can suffer from a short lifespan.
That said, whether you’re buying your reefer units one at a time or you’re buying your reefer units wholesale, here are a few tips to properly maintain your refrigerated trucks.
- Is your refrigerator running? It’s not a good idea to keep your reefer unit running while your employees are loading and unloading the truck. Not only does this create an unnecessary run of energy, but the warm air that enters the reefer unit may condense and then freeze on the evaporator coil. As a result, the airflow becomes disrupted and your reefer unit experiences frequent defrosting.
- Clean your reefer unit regularly. Rust and corrosion are inevitable with a reefer unit, but by cleaning and taking care of your unit regularly you can extend the life of your refrigerator box. Consider using stainless steel, undercoating, and hot-dipped galvanizing to extend the life of your reefer unit. You can also extend the life of your unit by washing out your reefer unit after every load. This will help to keep any residue, stickiness, or bacteria out of the box.
- Have your employees conduct a unit check after every load. By checking your reefer unit after every delivery, you can keep an eye out for any cracks that might be present in the insulation and other potential damages to your unit that can be repaired. It may also help to have your reefer unit regularly inspected to prevent small problems from becoming major disasters.
Where can I buy reefer units wholesale?
Approximately 500,000 reefer trailers are in operation across the United States. When your business opts to buy these reefer units wholesale, you can save a lot of time and money.
Rock TT offers wholesale reefer units for businesses just like yours so you can avoid the extra expense of buying from a retailer. To learn more about our thermo king refrigeration units for sale and new reefer trailers, contact Rock TT today.