Reefer Monitoring Guide
Managing refrigerated trailers, or reefers, can be a complicated process with many challenges. Fleet managers who oversee reefers require a deep knowledge and understanding of how these refrigerated units function.
Managing refrigerated trailers, or reefers, can be a complicated process with many challenges. Fleet managers who oversee reefers require a deep knowledge and understanding of how these refrigerated units function. The amount of attention needed to be successful can be overwhelming. In this guide, we’ll share how to expand reefer uptime and reduce fuel costs […]Learn More
Loss of temperature
While reefers and dry vans face similar issues, it’s especially critical to address them in a timely manner when hauling perishable goods. Common challenges Poor loading practices is a leading culprit when it comes to spoiled cargo. Experts estimate that 32% of refrigerated cargo is loaded improperly at the wrong temperature. These are called “hot-loads” […]Learn More
Additionally, equipment failures can cause severe damage to perishable goods. Common challenges Frequent malfunctions include fluid leaks, faulty belts and hoses, faulty calibration, damaged air chutes, condenser issues, sensor malfunctions, damaged door seals, and bulkhead blockage. In short, there is plenty of opportunity for cargo on a reefer to be destroyed. Solutions Again, while it’s […]Learn More
When it comes to managing reefer monitoring operations, driver mistakes are among the top challenges companies must contend with. Reefer drivers have many different responsibilities and instructions to follow, so human error is an inevitable occurrence. Common challenges Some common reefer driver mistakes are: The five most effective fail-safes to minimize the risk of cargo […]Learn More
Compliance issues must be a top concern when it comes to operating reefer trailers. Certain perishable goods, such as food and fresh beverages, are under federal regulations when it comes to the temperature at which they must be stored and transported. The Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food, cited in the FSMA mandate, affects […]Learn More