Home food delivery is surging thanks to ease of online ordering

The ease of online ordering is causing more people to eat in, a new study suggests. Investment firm Cowen is forecasting a massive 79 percent surge in the total U.S. food home delivery market over the next five years. As the leader in the online market, Grubhub stands to benefit most from booming delivery sales, […]

Will Hyundai shake up the commercial van industry in the USA?

Hyundai is no stranger to manufacturing and selling commercial vehicles in many countries. However, the company is absent from the commercial van segment in the United States. This may change very soon, as a lightly camouflaged Hyundai H350 prototype was recently spotted in California. Hyundai officially unveiled the H350 in September of 2014 overseas as […]

Could Amazon Enter the Refrigerated Shipping Market?

There are a few strategic reasons why Amazon may be ready to enter the refrigerated shipping market. Last week, Amazon.com Inc. announced its $13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods Market Inc. Whole Foods sells beer in more than 40 states (and Washington D.C.). Amazon has been experimenting with alcohol delivery in Ohio and Washington, but […]

ReeferTek USA Announces Antimicrobial Technology

ReeferTek USA, the nation’s largest refrigerated van manufacturer, is excited to announce their latest innovation: antimicrobial liners. By utilizing our proprietary built-in antimicrobial technology, customers can help keep the products they transport cleaner and fresher longer.  Using antimicrobials allows customers to protect products from stain and odor causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Beginning in August […]

Toyota PROACE Coming to USA

The recently updated Toyota Proace Medium Duty Cargo Van has virtues that could make for a formidable player in the USA market. Small and medium-sized cargo vans have exploded in sales recently. Currently, the United States has the Nissan NV200, Ford Transit Connect, Ram ProMaster City and Chevrolet City Express to compete with the Toyota […]

ReeferTek Introduces Seamless Interiors for All Delivery Vehicles

The transportation and home delivery business is all about efficiency.  How fast can orders be dropped off at a customer’s door?  The timeframe continues to shrink from two day to next day to same day delivery. Big box stores are competing with online retailers to capitalize on this growing trend. While the convenience and timeliness […]

Should Refrigerated Vans have Food Service Inspections like Restaurants?

The Health Department inspects about 24,000 restaurants a year to monitor compliance with City and State food safety regulations.  Since July 2010, the Health Department has required restaurants to post letter grades showing sanitary inspection results. I think it’s time that the same process goes into the vehicles that our foodservice industry put on the […]

The largest problem in home delivery is cross-contamination

The largest problem in home delivery is cross-contamination. Believe it or not, many home deliveries are using trunks of cars. They sometimes deliver cleaning supplies one day and then meat or produce the next day. The space is not properly washed or sanitized between deliveries. ReeferTek USA solves this issue by using seamless interiors which […]

NYCDOT Offers Transport Refrigeration Unit Funding Program

NYCDOT Refrigeration Transport Unit

Funding is Available Qualified applicants are eligible to receive New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) incentive funding toward the purchase of Tier 4 Final or ultra-low-emissions transport refrigeration units (TRUs). The funding is being offered to fleets who will work with the City to promote the reduction of harmful emissions […]