Reefer+Hazmat

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by Alejandrito01, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. Alejandrito01

    Alejandrito01 Bobtail Member

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    Ok I don't want any specific names of customers, but what type of companies generally move reefer-haz freight? By this I mean what is the general commodity moved? Also is it worth it or should I stick with dry-haz, btw tanker endorsed too.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    I hauled lots of hazmat loads in reefer trailers.
    Didn't need the reefer so turned it off.
    The benefit to pulling reefers is, that you can haul dry van loads and hazmat loads and refrigerated loads. Easy to keep the wheels turning pulling a reefer trailer.
     
  4. Oor

    Oor Road Train Member

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    Oil based paint.

    Or food ingredients, like gum oil.

    Think freeze protect product.
     
  5. Tall Mike

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    Depends on how you are being paid ? If you are on percentage hauling hazmat and it pays more, then maybe yeah.. If you are on mileage that doesn't increase for hazmat, then I'd say no why bother..

    I don't know of any reefer companies that haul hazmat, sorry can't help with that...
     
  6. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Can't reefer trailers keep the interior from freezing when cold weather is at hand? Maybe they use reefer trailer to not let the product get too cold.
     
  7. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Yes the good part about running a reefer is you have many more options to choose from as far as freight goes, so unless you are super fussy, all you have to do is decide in which direction you'll choose to travel. The down side is though if you've carted hazmat you may be required to sweep out or wash the trailer first before reloading if your carrying chilled or frozen produce afterwards. Other cons are having a reefer running all the time, trying to sleep or effecting others sleep. Having the fuel gel up on you in colder weather in the reefer if you forget to put in the fuel additives.
     
  8. Tall Mike

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    Yes, they are capable of heat if that's what you are asking.
     
  9. GreenPete359

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    Used to haul stuff from an ice cream manufacture that was haz. Had to keep it set at -10°.


    Also hauled chemicals that had to be kept refrigerated due to extremely low flash points.
     
  10. Steve357

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    Yes, like said above.....alot of products need protection from freezing
     
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