To transport their goods locally or worldwide, companies that require temperature-controlled ambiance for their transported items use different types of refrigerated trailers due to their one critical characteristic.
This characteristic of refrigerated trailers translates into their ability to maintain perishable products in their prime condition during the entire transportation. This characteristic of reefers ensures that the goods are safe to be used after their transportation to the receiver.
How does that happen?
Reefer systems inside the trailer remove the hot air outside the trailer while maintaining the cool airflow inside. The refrigerated system provides the ability to maintain different temperature ranges inside the reefer trailer. Read more about what is a reefer trailer.Today, I'll share two different types of refrigerated trailers used to transport temperature controlled products.
1. Reefer container
Reefer containers are used for goods that need to be temperature controlled during shipping.
Reefer containers are equipped with a refrigeration unit that is connected to the power supply on the board of the ship.
Multiple reefer containers are stacked on a big vessel and transported to anywhere in the world by the sea.
Reefer containers come at a size of 20 feet and 40 feet.
Once these reefer containers arrive to the desired port, they are dropped off in the port and from there they transported by rail or by truck to the customer.
2. Refrigerated trailers
Reefer trailers are equipment used to transport perishable products by the earth.
This is a refrigerated semi-trailer that is hooked by a semi-truck to transport it.
The most used sizes for reefer trailers are 48 feet and 53 feet refrigerated trailers.