Shipping Items That Need To Stay Cold

Todd Cawley | March 15th, 2024

Shipping perishable goods can be a logistical challenge. Whether fresh produce, pharmaceuticals, or floral arrangements, maintaining the right temperature during transit is critical to ensure your items arrive in perfect condition. Emerald Transportation Solutions is well-versed in the complexities of cold chain logistics and offers top-of-the-line refrigerated/reefer trucks designed to meet these challenges head-on.


The Importance of Proper Refrigeration During Transit

Understanding the Cold Chain

Maintaining the cold chain is non-negotiable when shipping items that need to stay cold. The ‘cold chain’ refers to the temperature-controlled supply chain required for transporting temperature-sensitive goods. Breaking this chain can lead to spoiled products, loss of revenue, and damage to your brand’s reputation.


Emerald Transportation Solutions: Your Partner in Cold-Chain Integrity

Custom Solutions for Diverse Needs

At Emerald Transportation Solutions, we pride ourselves on providing customized refrigerated vehicles tailored to the unique needs of our customers. Our 55+ years of combined experience ensure that you receive not only a great vehicle but a quality cold chain solution.

Vans for Smaller Deliveries

Our insulated refrigerated cargo vans are ideal for smaller deliveries that require precise temperature control. With various sizes, capabilities, and brands like Chevy, Nissan, and Ford transit refrigerated vans, we have a van to suit every cold delivery need.

VanMax™: Maximizing Space and Efficiency

The VanMax™ is our answer to maximizing cargo space without compromising the quality of refrigeration. Utilizing a van chassis, the VanMax™ is perfect for businesses that need the cargo area of a truck but prefer the maneuverability of a van.


Trucks for Larger Payloads

For larger payloads, our range of insulated trucks is unparalleled. With payloads ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 lbs, and insulated bodies from 12′ to 28,′ our refrigerated trucks are built to tackle extensive, more demanding delivery requirements.


Choosing the Right Refrigerated Vehicle

Key Considerations

When selecting a refrigerated truck or van, consider the following:

  • Payload Needs: How much weight will you be carrying?
  • Space Requirements: How much space do you need for your items?
  • Temperature Specificity: What temperature range must be maintained?
  • Route Complexity: Will the vehicle handle urban deliveries or long-haul transportation?
  • Safeguarding Your Items with Emerald Transportation Solutions
Quality, Integrity, and Reliability

With Emerald Transportation Solutions, you’re not just buying a refrigerated, or reefer, truck; you’re investing in a partnership that values quality, integrity, and reliability. Our commitment to honest service means prioritizing your needs and the safety of your goods above all else.


Keep Your Cool with the Right Transportation

The success of your temperature-sensitive shipments hinges on the reliability of your refrigerated transportation. Emerald Transportation Solutions is dedicated to crafting vehicles that meet the challenges of cold-chain logistics.


Ready to Keep It Cool?

Looking for a refrigerated, or reefer, truck that meets your specific cold-chain requirements? Connect with Emerald Transportation Solutions today. Our team is ready to assist you in selecting or customizing the perfect refrigerated delivery vehicle to keep your products properly chilled from pickup to delivery.

Drive away with confidence. Partner with Emerald Transportation Solutions and ensure that your temperature-sensitive items remain perfectly preserved, regardless of distance. Get in touch now to find your cold transport solution.

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Feel Free To Contact Us If You Have Any Questions

What does under DOT mean?

Questions regarding DOT requirements come up often. 10,000 lbs GVW (gross vehicle weight) and over are commercial vehicles that fall under the Department of Transportation regulatory requirements.

What is the difference between GVW and payload?

GVW or Gross Vehicle Weight is the entire weight of the vehicle including the payload. The payload weight represents the amount of cargo you are hauling.

What is a self-powered unit and a vehicle-powered unit?

A self-powered unit has its own fuel source and will run independent of the truck. This is the heaviest and most expensive option. While vehicle-powered units run off the engine via a compressor mounted on the engine. These are less expensive and lighter in weight but you must run the truck or plug the electric standby into shore power.

What does K-factor mean and why is that important?

K-factor is a term that stands for the overall insulating value of the container (truck body). Quite simply the lower the K-factor the better the truck body will be able to maintain a given temperature and require less energy to do so.

How much lighter is a Poly Van vs a US spec body?

Poly Van bodies are very light. On average we estimate we are 75-150 lbs per foot lighter than a traditional sheet and post foamed in place body. These weight savings translates to less fuel burn and less CO2 emissions, along with added payload, the most important benefit.

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