“Reefer” – a type of trailer that is equipped with a refrigeration unit, used to transport perishable goods that require temperature-controlled conditions. Reefers may be used to transport a wide variety of goods, such as fresh produce, meat, dairy products, and pharmaceuticals, and may be used in various segments of the supply chain, such as wholesale, retail, and distribution.
Reefer trailers are a common sight on the roads, and are essential to the functioning of the trucking industry and the economy as a whole. They play a crucial role in ensuring that perishable goods are transported safely and efficiently, and help to maintain the quality and integrity of the goods. They also help to reduce food waste and spoilage, by enabling the timely delivery of goods from farm to fork.
However, operating a reefer truck and trailer can be a challenging and demanding job, as it requires the driver to be familiar with the specific requirements of the goods being transported, and to ensure that the temperature and humidity conditions are maintained at all times. It also requires the driver to be familiar with the operation and maintenance of the refrigeration unit, and to deal with any issues that may arise.
Despite these challenges, reefer drivers are an essential part of the trucking industry, and play a vital role in the supply chain. Without them, we would be unable to transport perishable goods, and our food choices would be severely limited indeed. Just imagine having to eat canned peaches all winter, or having to live without ice cream. Unbearable.