Remote Control Panels
Multi-temp remote temperature control for each zone is available through:
- Host unit control
- Rear-mounted control (recessed into the sidewall). Allows dock workers to reprogram all zones without going around to the front of the trailer.
- Remote Telematic system control
- Protect against air leaks that affect temperature control.
- You’re typically going to have a rollup door if you’ve got a multi-temp trailer, which allows outside air in during loading. Dock seals will help protect your product from the ambient air temperature outside bleeding in the loading process while you backed up to the dock.
- The shore power plug option allows for control when idling.
- There are rules, laws, regulations about not idling your trucks, running your refrigeration units when you’re backed up to the dock.
- You can have shore power, or auxiliary power, or electric backup, a high voltage cable that extends from your trailer to the warehouse allowing you to run your refrigeration unit electrically rather than through the diesel engine.
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