Posts Tagged ‘Trailers’

Questions to Ask when Shopping for a Refrigerated Trailer

Friday, January 11th, 2019
Shopping for a refrigerated trailer does require some extra consideration.

There are many different types of trailers used to haul freight, mainly flatbeds, closed trailers, vehicle carriers, and refrigerated trailers. Most of these are pretty standard. However, shopping for a refrigerated trailer does require some extra consideration. There is a lot more that goes into making them functional than other types of trailers. Here are a couple of important questions you should ask when you’re shopping for a refrigerated trailer.

How strong is the refrigeration system?

One of the most important elements of your refrigerated trailer is the actual refrigeration system. This system is responsible for ensuring your cargo stays properly preserved until you’ve reached your final destination. Most refrigeration systems run on their own diesel engine, separate from your truck. Look carefully at the specifications of the refrigeration system you’re considering. It should be rated to cool a space the same size as or slightly larger than the interior of the trailer. Longer trailers will need ductwork to ensure that everything stays cool.

Is the trailer insulated well enough?

Perhaps nearly as important as the refrigeration system itself is how well the trailer is insulated. Much like your home, your refrigerated trailer needs quality insulation in order to function efficiently. When you’re driving down the highway during the day, there is little to no shade. With the black asphalt attracting sunlight, the heat produced by vehicle engines, and friction from tires, there is quite a bit of heat that gets created. The trailer’s insulation should be able to block all of that out so that the refrigeration system doesn’t have to work harder to compensate.

How does it open?

The door of the trailer also makes a lot of seemingly insignificant differences. Depending on the type of door on the trailer, it can increase or decrease efficiency of the cooling system. For example: roll-up doors are easier to open and close, but harder to seal and insulate. Rubber curtains in the back of the trailer can help to keep the cold air in, but these do need to be replaced periodically because they do break.

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Tractor Trailer Collision Repair Services in Baltimore, Maryland

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

It doesn’t matter if you call your truck a tractor-trailer, semi, 18-wheeler, or a big rig, if it is damaged in a collision, you need that truck fixed fast.

As a truck driver, you cannot afford down time. So put your trust (and your truck) in the hands of a company that is dedicated to getting you back out on the road as fast as possible – Middleton & Meads! Our Hanover Street Collision Service Center – a DuPont, PPG and Sherwin Williams Certified Facility – provides a full range of collision, frame, restoration and painting services for all heavy-duty trucks.

Collision Center Services include the following:

•      Frame Straightening performed on two 45 foot Bee Line Frame Correction Machines and a Custom Built Twist Removal Tie Down Floor with a Capacity of 250 tons.

•      Panel and Component Replacement for Trucks, Buses and Trailers.

•      Complete Collision Repairs.

•      Cab and Body Replacement.

•      Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication.

•      Computerized Paint Mixing and Color Match.

•      Two “State of the Art” Certified 3 Million BTU Heat Cure Paint Booths.

If you have any questions, please contact Middleton & Meads Collision Service Center by calling 410-752-5588 or click here today!

With three locations to serve you throughout Baltimore, Washington and Virginia, Middleton and Meads will keep you “on the road.” So go ahead and do what you do best and let us take care of the rest. Our service professionals are experienced and knowledgeable. That is why companies of all sizes depend on us – day in, day out, mile after mile.

The Middleton & Meads Company has a long and respected history in the transportation industry. We are a family owned and operated company through four generations, celebrating over 90 years quality of truck, bus and equipment repair and service.

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