With the introduction of refrigerated trucks the world population gained so much, especially the transportation and logistics industry.

Frederick McKinley Jones is the man behind the invention of mobile refrigeration, thanks to him the global industry is supplied with products that are fresh and good to go even though they traveled millions of miles to get in the hands of the final consumer.

Today, it is hard to imagine transport without reefer trucks, simply because of the fact these trucks are the only way to move your time-sensitive and demanding under temperature product. There are so many benefits from this kind of transportation from financial and economical points of view that are ideal for businesses who have goods like frozen products, fresh products, are from the meat and food industry, the horticulture industry and other varieties of product that request regulated temperature transportation.

So, after this short history brief for reefer trucks and the quick advantage discussion, follows up the question, how does one reefer truck work?

Refrigerated trucks are made of 3 components: condenser, compressor and evaporator. These three elements are integrated with one another, the first is a condenser which consists of a long, convoluted, metal pipe. Through this convoluted pipe runs a coolant fluid which is the perfect way to absorb heat. Here in this pipe is a whole process that turns the coolant fluid into gas and carries it to the condenser. After the conversion of fluid turns into gaseous coolant in the condenser, the coolant is compressed into a pressure similar to that of an average aerosol spray, so then the condensed coolant is introduced into the evaporator. In this final phase, is the mechanism of the evaporator that allows air from the external atmosphere to run through the high-pressured condensed coolant and cools it back into a gaseous state that helps to expel the heat outside. The gas is then reintroduced into the condenser and the cycle continues to run over and over, allowing the evaporator to expel more heat energy from the inside to the outside, so therefore with this repeated cycle the interior of the truck reaches lower and lower temperature.

Yes, we hope that was clear enough for you and if not, do not worry we have the whole process under control! Not only do we understand the way one referee truck works, but we also understand how the whole process of safe transport for your goods needs to be, especially if they require fast and under temperature transport.

BE-DA Logistics fleet consists of 10 referee trucks and collaborates with more than 300 transport companies who also have referee trucks at their disposal. Whenever you are in need of under temperature fast and safe transport, reach out to a professional and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions you may have for reefer freight.