Carrying chilled meat and less chilled salad in single-temp zone

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by mjcgoforit, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. mjcgoforit

    mjcgoforit Bobtail Member

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    Hello everyone!

    Just wondering if I could get some advice here.

    I run an organic food business, delivering fruit and veg, particularly leafy veg. That should be stored between 50-57 degrees for optimum preservation.

    Some customers are asking me to deliver meat. However that should be stored between 35-39 degrees.

    Trouble is my van (10m3 cargo) is single-temperature zone refrigerated. There won't be much meat, but looking to make it a regular thing if possible. The meat will already be packaged, shrink-wrapped or on heat-sealed trays (won't be loose).

    I am wondering if anyone could suggest me some possible solutions to this dilemma? I was thinking an ice-box with ice that would lower the temperature even further whose temp would be monitored.

    Thank you in advance
     

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  3. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Most drivers use a bulkhead when hauling multiple temp loads in reefer without a multi temp unit. You will have to experiment to make sure that you can maintain these temps. I paid $1176 for my bulkhead around 7 years ago. I don't know what they cost now.
     
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  4. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Will the vendor for the meat make deliveries?
     
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  5. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Leafy veg is hauled at 35d. Meat is hauled at 26d. If you are hauling local, you could haul both at 35d and not worry with a bulkhead.
     
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  6. mjcgoforit

    mjcgoforit Bobtail Member

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    Thank you, this is the kind of response I was looking for from a proffesional in the field. Investigating bulkheads now and in touch with some companies who can help me. Thanks everyone else for your replies too.
     
  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Your welcome, and good luck.
     
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