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What Is a Reefer?

Understand how a Reefer fits into the supply chain

A reefer is a refrigerated truck used to carry perishable goods at a cooler, controlled temperature to avoid spoiling or damage to the product. A refrigerated unit can be transported via the back of a smaller van or truck, on a trailer via semi-cab, or by air, water or rail. The temperatures of refrigerated units should be monitored continuously throughout a trip to ensure that they are staying cold enough and maintaining the desired temperature.