A refrigerated truck, railroad car, or ship.
A refrigerator is a term used to refer to a truck, trailer or freight container that is equipped with a refrigerating unit for the transport of temperature-sensitive goods. For LTL transport, general options are available to support freight in a “cool” or “fresh” temperature range or in a frozen temperature range. A “cold” range is usually used for loads, such as fresh food or other perishable items. If you send Truckload to the refrigerator unit, you can request a more specific range.
Refrigerators sometimes want to transport their trailers, taking a dry freight that does not require cooling. If you want to send regular dry goods and ask if a refrigerated trailer will work for you, it’s important to remember a few details. The floors of the refrigerated trailer are usually made of corrugated aluminum, unlike the flat wooden floors of ordinary dry baths. This can lead to damage to certain types of cargo. It is also important to note that the weight of the refrigeration unit itself will affect the gross weight of the tractor and the freight. This means that the load capacity of the refrigerated trailer will allow you to reduce weight before hitting the legal weight.« Back to Glossary Index