Refrigerated Freight


Refrigerated Freight Definition

Refrigerated freight has revolutionized the trucking industry. Today, if one needs to ship a product that requires a specific temperature, refrigerated freight makes this possible. Also referred to as reefer freight or refrigerated trucking, refrigerated freight is a shipping method involving the transport of products that require temperature control to avoid damage. This is achieved by using a trailer or trucking equipment with an in-built refrigeration system.

What are the Advantages of Refrigerated Freight?

Today, one can haul fresh products across longer distances and help meet demand. Another advantage is that refrigerated freight can be used for different products. Refrigerated trucking is employed for any shipment which requires their temperature kept at specific limits. Refrigeration freights, therefore, can be frozen, or their temperatures raised.

At Heavy Equipment Transport, we have used our refrigerated trucking for machinery, pharmaceuticals, food, and personal care products. The limit is endless. Refrigeration freight is one of the world's best inventions as it confers all-rounded protection. Not only are the products against adverse temperatures, the nature and design of the trailer offers enhanced protection.


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Best Proven Freight Refrigeration Practices

Always Monitor the Cargo - The reefer trailers have a system that monitors the temperature. This allows the driver to make changes if need be.

Careful Loading and Unloading-The loading and unloading processes must be prompt and quick to avoid possible damage from temperature changes. The consignment should also be well-secured to avoid movement that may lead to damage.

Define Your Shipping Needs- Temperature requirements vary across products; Perishable items have different rates of going bad. Therefore, there is no fixed temperature for all perishable goods. Set the refrigeration requirements based on the product.

Proper Packaging - At Heavy Equipment Transport, we always emphasize and remind our clients that proper packaging is fundamental. Poor packaging can lead to damage despite proper temperature maintenance.


Heavy Equipment Transport specializes in trucking any piece of equipment or machinery. We handle dispatch, loading, hauling, and delivery of oversize loads in every state, city, and town in the United States.

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