Dry van shipping is one of the most preferred and trusted freight transportation methods available. It’s remained a popular means of transportation due to the high availability and numerous benefits of having an enclosed trailer throughout the process. A reefer formally referred to as a refrigerated trailer is primarily a dry van with insulation and refrigeration capabilities.
Reefers are designed to transport perishable and temperature-sensitive goods such as frozen food products, produce, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals.
Prior to shipment, a reefer needs to be pre-cooled to ensure the goods are delivered in good condition. It is critical to understand that reefers are not meant to cool or warm the goods but only to maintain the pre-set temperature.