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How Thicker Insulation Can Affect Earning Potential
If you’re running a multi-temp trailer, chances are you don’t have a 53’ long 102" wide, 13.6” high trailer. Instead, you’ve got something shorter in length, height, and width.
This means the wall thickness (insulation) becomes an even bigger issue for you because it reduces your inside width and potentially the number of pallets you can fit inside. The thicker the walls and the better insulation you have, the lower number of pallets you can put into the trailer, allowing you to haul less product, which will directly affect your earning potential.
Read: How to Increase your Reefer Trailers Interior Space to Fit Standard Pallets: Spec'ing a High Cube Reefer Trailer.
Make adjustments to the rear header to reduce the thickness and increase clearance.
We have systems that can put the rear door higher up in the trailer and decrease the header thickness to give you more clearance for your tow motor going in and out of the trailer. * Please talk with your trailer salesman about those options.
Axel placement is a big issue on these short trailers.
* The placement of the axel and dock height is important for safety and efficiency.
If you’re running a multi-temp trailer, chances are you’re not running down the highway in a 12’ wide lane. You’re going in and out of parking lots, narrow areas, it’s nighttime, 3rd shift. You’ve got dock height configurations that are different than what you’re used to, and you need to be able to get these trailers in and out.
We can place your axles, adjust your dock height to give your driver better, safer access and better clearance and lighting.
Read more in this series, How to Buy the Best Reefer Trailer.
- How to Buy the Best Reefer Trailer
- Spec'ing a High Cube Trailer
- Deep Frozen - Spec's and Options
- Spec'ing a Reefer Trailer for Hauling Produce
- Standard Reefer Trailer Spec's
Options and Upgrades to a Standard Reefer Trailer.
- Insulation, Lights, and Stainless Steel Options
- Wearband, Securement, and Side Panel Options
- Tires, Wheels, Suspension and Brake Options
- Heavy Haul Specs
- Lightweight Savings
Multi-Temp Design Strategies and Perspectives for Single Temp Operators.
- Temperature Ranges and Zones in a Multi-Temp
- Heat Evaporator - Placement and Airflow
- Multi-Temp Remote Control and Shore Power
- Dimensions of a Multi-Temp Trailer
- Driver Safety For Multi-Temp Operations
- Interior and Exterior Lighting
- Bulkheads and Dividers
- Product Safety Features
- Backhaul Restrictions