Placards on reefers

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by Dave1837, Jun 15, 2022.

  1. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

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    I know nothing about reefers, but I see placard holders on a lot them. What kind of hazmat do reefers haul? Being a tanker yanker it's always baffled me because I didn't think you could haul hazmat then haul food grade, even though it's been washed out
     
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  3. Brettj3876

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    Anything that needs to be kept above a certain temp. I've heard paints going in reefers
     
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  4. JoeyJunk

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    I used to have chem totes come in on reefers. Refrigerants at another job. Neither needed the unit to be running though.
     
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    Most anything you can put in a dry van can go in a reefer. I hauled hazmat quite often when I pulled a reefer. Maybe 20 percent were temp controlled, most of them were Pepsi ingredients or in the winter paint. Hauled lots of corrosive and pesticides as well and even some fireworks.
     
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  6. Dave1837

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    Are there any restrictions on hauling corrosives then hauling food? Like a special washout or something?
     
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    Why would there be restrictions?...it's not like it's spilling out all over the inside of the trailer...if it does, then the guys in the white moon suits are involved. I think more produce shippers or chilled loads would hesitate to load a trailer that had hauled a fresh meat or poultry load before having it washed out.
     
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  8. Dave1837

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    I don't know, that's why I asked. As I said I know nothing about reefers
     
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    Unlike your tanker, unless there is a leak in some packaging, there is no product touching trailer so there is no residue. You sometimes get a little odor, but that dissipates fairly quickly, and unlike a dry van with a wood floor, the floor of a modern reefer is aluminum (at least 99.9% of the time) so it doesn't absorb any odors.
     
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    Um, I've been out of the loop for quite some time, but I thought it's expressly forbidden to mix hazardous and food in the same trailer, no? Granted, a reefer can be used as a van, but in many cases, the next load of food, the shipper may wonder what was hauled previously, especially if the floor is fizzing, :eek:. I'd have to think, there are plenty of good paying reefer loads today, why would you haul something hazardous, and all that entails?
     
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    can’t mix hazmat and food in the same trailer at the same time

    I’ve hauled plenty of haz mat chemicals that had to be kept from high temps , temperature sensitive chemicals that couldn’t be parked in the sun for days and days and allows to get above a certain temp and couldn’t be allowed to get below a certain temp .

    out from a port and hauled frozen chicken back to the same port in the same trailer .

    BTW , the Coca-Cola and Pepsi concentrate syrup is haz mat , and must have placards.
    It’s corrosive , that’s why you can use it to clean battery terminals and why on rainy nights when your windshield is streaky and smeared, you can pour a bottle of Coca Cola on it and it will clean off the windshield like it’s brand new .
     
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