What is Reefer Trucking?

The safety of goods is the main task of the carrier, so it is important to follow certain rules during delivery. Special attention is paid to goods with a short shelf life, which require compliance with the temperature regime. For such goods use special transportation that maintains the temperature at a stable level. This prevents overheating and freezing, which lead to product damage and financial losses.

What is temperature transportation of goods

Temperature transportation is a type of cargo delivery over a long distance while maintaining a certain temperature. For this purpose, instead of ordinary cars, special transport – refrigerators – is used. The main task of such delivery is to maintain a constant temperature in the cargo compartment, if necessary – the level of humidity, the concentration of gaseous substances (oxygen, carbon dioxide). In such conditions perishable food products do not lose their marketable properties, remain fresh during domestic and international transportation.

Different types of products require different temperature conditions. Frozen goods are transported in conditions of -18…-28 degrees, chilled products +4 degrees. Many goods (cosmetics, medicines) require delivery in reefer trucking in summer time to prevent their overheating in the sun and spoilage, because the permissible conditions of their storage should not exceed +15…+20 degrees. In winter time temperature transportation protects the goods from frosting, freezing, so that fruits, vegetables, flowers do not lose their properties.

If you do not observe the conditions of transportation, the goods will fall into disrepair. Cosmetics will lose their appearance and active components. Food products will have to be recycled or disposed of if they are completely spoiled. Medical goods cannot be used, as failure to comply with shipping conditions can be dangerous to health.

Rules and peculiarities of reefer trucking

For the delivery of temperature cargoes, special vehicles – refrigerators – are used. Their body is a refrigeration unit, which has thermal insulation. Due to the large selection of vehicles in refrigerators, it is possible to transport goods in conditions of cooling, heating, freezing. Transportation and personnel before being sent on the route must pass control.

The basic rules of reefer trucking:

  1. Machines are selected by carrying capacity, taking into account the size of the batch of goods.
  2. Vehicles are regularly inspected, the body and refrigeration equipment are in good working order.
  3. All vehicles have a built-in GPS navigator to track the movement of cargo along the route.
  4. Cars before and after the flight are sanitized (washed, disinfected), there is a sanitary passport. They have a hygienic coating.
  5. Cargo is additionally packed in boxes, crates, fixed in the body.
  6. The route is made so that the perishable cargo was on the road for a minimum of time, exclude possible downtime.
  7. For the transportation of certain types of goods, medical drugs carrier must have a license.
  8. When loading, the goods are kept in good neighborhood. Only one type of product is transported in one compartment.
  9. During transportation in the cargo compartment temperature is controlled by sensors, it is maintained at a stable level. The goods are loaded into the refrigerator in already chilled (frozen) form.

For reefer trucking, the driver must have enough experience, a medical certificate, and a work permit.

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