Reefer trucks are essential for delivering temperature-sensitive products safely, and refrigerated products no longer include only food. Properly maintaining a reefer unit is the key to delivering an undamaged product, whether it’s perishable food, sensitive electronic equipment, or medical supplies.
Carrying refrigerated cargo can be especially dangerous because if the trailer’s temperature gets too high or dips too low, entire loads could be ruined, or worse, could make people sick. Bacteria can grow on perishable items if the temperature gets above 45° F.
The point is, following safety protocols are extremely important when it comes to your reefer. These units are very complex; therefore, you need to know how to properly operate a refrigerated truck. Let’s discuss the ins and outs of reefer safety.