Shock Gap: Reefer techs can lack the training to stay safe
GUELPH, Ont. -- Modern reefer units are clearly more efficient than their belt-driven predecessors. Compressors and electric motors have combined into single units, and there are no alternators to be found. Noise has dropped; reliability has improved.
Keep your cool. Spec’ the right reefer.
Nothing spoils a day quicker than rotting cargo, but that's exactly what happens if reefer temperatures stray beyond an acceptable range. Arguments at a receiver's dock, insurance claims, and soured business relationships are bound to follow. The challenges can also take root long before temperatures are set or wheels begin to roll.
U.S. rates steady despite volume increases: DAT
BEAVERTON, OR - While U.S. truck volumes increased in many van lanes last week, rates are holding steady because of available capacity, DAT RateView reports in its latest findings. Combined with lower fuel surcharges, van and reefer rates actually dipped a penny a mile. Average flatbed rates rose a mere cent on their own.