Best Practices for Your Refrigerated Van

ReeferTek suggests the following tips for proper usage of refrigerated vans:

  • Pre-chill the cargo area for 15 minutes before loading on very hot days
  • Turn the reefer unit off while loading product into cargo area
  • Minimize the length of time that doors are open during deliveries
  • Product should be stored at the correct temperature before loading
  • Do not block the evaporator air intake or outlets
  • Allow space around all sides of the load for air circulation
  • Check the load temperature regularly
  • When using power standby check that the mains power supply is suitably rated to power the reefer unit
  • Switch the vehicle engine off and cab control off before connecting mains power
  • Avoid using additional extension leads on electric standby (25 feet maximum length of cable)