by Thomas
(Sheldon, IA/ USA)

What do I need to know(all) about pulling reefers?

I got a problem with my boss bouncing checks. So I'm thinking a company that pulls vans and reefers.

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Apr 05, 2010
by: Anonymous

Ive hauled reefers for 5 years and have only had to have one washout.Most frozen or temp controlled loads do not need washouts and am not sure what that guy is hauling.

Jan 28, 2010
The ins and outs of refridgerated freight.
by: Jimmy

You have to "babysit" the load since it is perishable. Monitor the temps, keep up with the engine that runs the reefer. Fuel, oil etc. and get to a repair shop if it breaks down. Most of the time, there are no problems. When loading, however, and you are on the dock, it is like being in an ice box, while standing around. And you have to get a washout almost every time, especially after meat loads. All these things are on YOUR time, just like fueling, un-hooking etc. And the noise from trying to sleep from the reefer engine, which is a small diesel. Jimmy

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