Reefer Service and Repair

Reefer Service

One of the most important things for a refrigerated trucking fleet to do is regularly maintain their reefer trailer units.

When it comes to ensuring the safety of temperature-sensitive loads and the life of your reefer trailer unit, routine maintenance is critical.

Reefers can go much longer between oil changes than other trucks and vans because of their fuel-efficient diesel engine. But for older reefers, the industry-standard recommendation is to change the oil every 1,000 hours. For the newer units, manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3,000 hours, but some can go up to 5,000 or even 6,000. That longer interval allows the use of a more fuel-efficient, low-viscosity engine oil.

Whether you haul meat, produce or dairy, your reefer trailer unit must maintain a temperature that prevents spoilage. This ensures the safety of freight and also meets the FSMA regulations implemented by the Food and Drug Administration. As a result, reefer units are extremely important to the transport of temperature sensitive goods all over the world. Failure of this equipment could cause millions of dollars in damage to the products being transported, as well as the reputation of the carrier and shipper. A filter change every 1,000 hours is required for older reefers, but newer ones can go much longer, depending on the type of vehicle and where it’s being driven. Synthetic oil can extend the time between changes to 4,000 hours. A filter change is an easy and inexpensive service that can save money over time.

Temperature control is important in this type of transportation because it can affect the quality of the product and cause spoilage. That’s why a lot of attention is given to keeping the temperature in a reefer trailer at its proper level. Depending on the product being transported, there are different ways that a reefer trailer can maintain the temperature.

Transport Diesel can help you maintain your reefer and repair as needed.