Refrigerated Truck Rental

A refrigerated truck rental is the perfect solution for transporting goods that need to be kept at a specific temperature throughout the journey. They are commonly used for transporting food products, but can also be used for transporting hazardous, or other, goods that require a specific temperature range during transport. Although they are a relatively specialized vehicle most major commercial vehicle rental depots have at least one refrigerated truck for rental in their fleet of vehicles.

Reasons for renting a refrigerated truck

As previously mentioned a refrigerated truck is most commonly used for food items that will spoil if not kept within a certain temperature range. This may include; meat and dairy products, seafood, fruits and vegetables, frozen products and any other product that may spoil. They are also required, on occasion, for medical supplies and hazardous good that need to be kept at a low temperature for safety reasons. Most refrigeration units can cater for a wide variety of temperature ranges, but a quality unit will be required if freezing is required.

Temperature Control

The quality of the temperature control unit that you will require will depend entirely on the cargo that you are hauling. The most basic system relies on an ice cooling model, but dry ice (carbon dioxide) can also be used as a cooling agent for better cooling. The most advanced systems utilize full refrigeration units, often powered by a small diesel generator, and offer proper temperature control.

Size

There are a variety of sizes when it comes to this type of truck. The smallest of these are refrigeration vans that cater for a small amount of cargo. The largest refrigerated trailers are semi trailer models that require a tractor to tow them. These can haul a surprisingly large amount of refrigerated goods and are, generally, only required in special circumstances.

Cost of a refrigerated truck rental

The actual cost of this type of truck depends on two separate factors. Firstly, the type of cooling system that the truck uses and, secondly, the size of the truck or trailer. The daily rental rate can also differ depending on the length of time you require the truck and the amount of mileage you require. Rental companies are usually open to negotiation, especially if you require the truck for an extended period of time. In most cases the cost will be slightly more than a standard truck rental fee.

Availability

Refrigerated and freezer trucks are available from most commercial vehicle rental companies as well as transport companies that specialize in cold storage and hauling. They are generally available for most business use and it is not common to find them for personal use. It is important to make your booking as soon as possible, because these vehicles are in high demand.

Making a booking

It is easy to make a booking to rent a refrigerated truck and most companies will provide you with a quote quickly over the Internet or via phone. Although, if you require a long term rental or other special conditions a more detailed conversation may be required. You can also choose to inspect the vehicle before rental to make sure it meets all of your requirement.

A refrigerated truck rental is the best way to transport goods that require a specific temperature range. They come in a wide variety of sizes and with different types of cooling systems to suit almost any transport needs. By choosing the right type of refrigerated truck, you can be sure that your cargo will be in top condition when it arrives at its destination.