Refrigerator truck

A refrigerator truck is a van truck designed to carry perishable freight at specific low temperatures.

Like Refrigerator cars, refrigerated trucks differ from simple insulated and ventilated vans (commonly used for transporting fruit), neither of which are fitted with cooling apparatus. Refrigerator trucks can be ice-cooled, be equipped with any one of a variety of mechanical refrigeration systems, or utilize carbon dioxide (either as dry ice, or in liquid form) as a cooling agent.

Most of the long-distance refrigerated transport by truck is done in articulated trucks pulling refrigerated van semi-trailers.

Research is done on fuel cell auxiliary power units [ [http://www.hydrogen.energy.gov/pdfs/review05/fcp_32_brodrick.pdf Fuel cell TRU] ] .

ee also

* Refrigeration
* Refrigerator car
* Reefer (ship)
* Reefer (container)
* Cold chain

References

External links

* [http://www.business.com/directory/transportation_and_logistics/trucking/specialized_transport/refrigerated/ Directory of companies who provide refrigerated trucks ]
* [http://www.thermoking.com/tk/index.asp Thermo King web page]
* [http://www.transicold.carrier.com/ Carrier Transicold web page]
* [http://www.mirofret.com/ Mirofret webpage]
* [http://www.transport.qld.gov.au/qt/LTASinfo.nsf/ReferenceLookup/Guideline_for_14.9m_long_refrigerated_trailers.pdf/$file/Guideline_for_14.9m_long_refrigerated_trailers.pdf Guideline for long refrigerated trailers in Queensland]
* [http://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/reftranstimeline.asp Refrigerated Transportation Timeline, pre-WWII]
* [http://www33.brinkster.com/iiiii/inventions/reftruck.asp Early Mechanically Refrigerated Trucks]


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