Hey, everyone, I previously posted this in another forum on this site but hoping to get more responses. I'm a mechanical engineering university student in Victoria BC, doing research on refrigerated trailers, and I was hoping you could help me out by sharing some insights. I'm wondering about how much fuel your reefers (the actual cooling unit) typically burn in a year, what kind of driving you usually do (long haul or last mile), and the routes you drive (hot climates or cold climates). Does anyone you have experience with with 'green' improvements to refrigerated trailers or trucks, hoping to learn where they come short or exceed (having a feeling they're designed by engineers and have a lot of short comings that are readily apparent to operators).
I’ve found lots of other research regarding this but I want some first hand insight, I have a feeling most of the other research is wack. Thanks in advance for your help! Feel free to private message if you want